Taylor & Burns Architects

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Taylor & Burns Architects
Bennington College Student Center
Practice information
Key architects Robert J. Taylor
Carol Burns
Location Boston, MA
Founded 1993
Buildings Founders' Hall at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Gamm Theater
Awards BSA Honor Award for Design Excellence

Taylor & Burns Architects is a LEED-accredited architectural firm founded in 1993 and based in Boston, Massachusetts. The firm has two principals, Robert J. Taylor and Carol Burns, and has designed for education, performing arts, worship and civic communities. They are especially known for their work in creating assembly spaces for large groups.

Robert J. Taylor, AIA, studied at the University of Waterloo and received his Master of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture. He has worked for Cesar Pelli & Associates, served on the Board of Boston Society of Architects as Commissioner of Honors and Awards, been a visiting critic at Yale, Harvard, MIT and RISD, and written articles for numerous publications.

Carol Burns, FAIA, studied at Bryn Mawr College and Yale University and received her Master of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture. She has written and researched extensively and has taught at Yale, Harvard, MIT and other schools, serving as the director of the Harvard Institute of Affordable Housing. She co-founded a Boston Society of Architects' program for Architectural Research Grants and currently serves as the chair of the Boston Art Commission.[1]



  • Bennington College Student Center, Bennington, Vermont [2][3]
  • Music and Theater Facilities, Salem State College, Salem, Massachusetts
  • Casa Nueva Vida, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Pawtucket Armory Arts Exchange, Gamm Theater, Jacqueline Walsh High School for the Arts, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Master Plans and Studies[edit]

  • Master Plan for St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Brattleboro, Vermont
  • Master Plan for Trinity Episcopal Church, Concord, Massachusetts
  • Feasibility Study for Yale University Institute for Social and Policy Studies
  • Study for Great Falls Arts Center, City of Auburn, Maine, including business plan for the Community Little Theatre
  • Study for Green Technology Center, City of Lowell, Massachusetts

Research and Exhibitions[edit]

  • New Blue Exhibit, Yale Art & Architecture Gallery, 2001 [7][8]


Founder's Hall Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral
Founders' Hall, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Music and Theater Facilities at Salem State College
    • Honor Award, Boston Society of Architects - 2008 [11][12]
  • The Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral Founders' Hall in Kansas City, Missouri
    • Millennium Design Award, Faith & Form magazine and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art, & Architecture - 2000 [13]
    • Masonry Magazine Project of the Year Award - 1999 [14]
  • Harvard Graduate School of Design Core Studio - Design of Housing/Relationships of Scale
    • 1996 AIA Education Honors Award, National Award in Recognition of Innovative Curriculum [15]

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