Rives Taylor

Gensler - Principal


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Rives Taylor, FAIA, is an architect and educator. A principal at Gensler, a leading global design firm, he is a leader in the firm’s sustainable design practice. For 25 years, he has been lecturing as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston and visiting Professor at Rice University, teaching architecture and sustainable design. A recognized expert in consulting cities on water management strategies, he is a leader of the Mayor’s Water Task Force for the City of Houston, a water resource research team leader at the Center for Houston’s Future, and led the University of Texas-Houston’s tropical storm Allison’s response and recovery team.

Rives Taylor FAIA is a Texas licensed, practicing architect and educator. He has over 28 years experience in institutional and commercial architecture with 20 years spent focusing on strategic planning, programming, sustainable design, project management and commissioning in university facility environments, corporate headquarters and campuses, health and wellness facilities and private residential practice.
Rives casts a wide net in elevating both the why and how of sustainable design, including students, faculty, professionals, public officials and the general public. In 20 years as adjunct Professor at the University of Houston and visiting Professor at Rice University, Taylor has influenced more than 5,000 students in his technical and high-performance design studios and seminars.

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