Richard Leroy Taylor, Jr. received seven Architectural Design Awards, including several from the American Institute of Architects.
ATLANTA, GA, July 22, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Richard Leroy Taylor, Jr. with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Taylor celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. Taylor has enjoyed a long and successful career as the owner and architect of his Atlanta based firm; Taylor Architecture. Established shortly after graduating from college in 1965, his phenomenal portfolio of work has included religious, educational, institutional and commercial buildings, as well as residential homes and high rises. Mr. Taylor has also completed several sustainable projects, including the Shenandoah Solar Center, and the Coastal Research Hurricane-Proof House.
Apart from overseeing his successful architectural firm, Mr. Taylor spent over a decade in academia as an associate professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology between 1971 and 1984. He was also an executive on behalf of the Exploration Society. Additionally, Mr. Taylor became a published author, releasing such works as "The Epoch of Art Noveau," "Roll the Pole," "Ad Lib" and "Glacier Girl."
A considerable supporter of various community organizations and causes, Mr. Taylor is notably an honorable lifetime trustee and past president of the Arts Festival of Atlanta. He is also the founder of the Gato Taylor Fund, and the Georgia Forum for Gifted and Talented Children. During an earlier stage of his career, Mr. Taylor also served as a trustee, secretary, vice president and president of his local chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
Mr. Taylor studied at the University of Maryland for several years before entering the U.S. Army in 1955. Serving to the rank of a corporal in the Airborne Infantry, he exited the military in 1958 as a veteran of the Korean War with 30% disability and began working in construction as a laborer. Following an encounter with a prosperous architect, however, Mr. Taylor resolved to return to his educational pursuits at Kent State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture in 1963. He continued his studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology, from which he attained a Master of Architecture in 1964. Eminently qualified in his field, he is a registered architect in the states of Georgia, South Carolina, Kentucky, Florida and Alabama and a registered General Contractor in Georgia.
To remain aware of developments in the field, Mr. Taylor has maintained his membership with several prominent professional organizations. Among them, he has been affiliated with the Atlanta chapter of the American Institute of Architects, where he was named as a Fellow and past president. Mr. Taylor is also a past vice president of the Greenland Expedition Society, a Fellow of the Explorers and a member of Rotary International.
Well regarded for his accomplishments in the field, Mr. Taylor was honored on multiple occasions for his expertise. He received seven Architectural Design Awards, including several from the American Institute of Architects, and six Atlanta Urban Design Commission Awards of Excellence, including four from the Atlanta Urban Design Commission. He was also recognized with a National Energy Efficiency Award from Owens Corning. Furthermore, Mr. Taylor received six Community Service Awards for his volunteer work, including an Ivan Allen Award for Service to the Community, and was bestowed with a Pioneer Award from Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
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