Taylor to address architects

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Guest Speaker for the 2014 Cornwall Architectural Trust Annual Lecture has been confirmed as award-winning architect and broadcaster, Piers Taylor, best known as co-presenter of BBC2’s ‘The House That £100k Built’.

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Piers Taylor

Within the industry he has gained a reputation for innovative design and construction methods, frequently using home grown timber, and is particularly interested in demonstrating to self-builders how to do more with less.

“We are delighted that Piers is to be our guest speaker,” remarked Cornwall Architects chair-elect Jane Hamlyn.  “He is renowned for his exciting ideas and for ‘thinking outside the box’.”

The Cornwall Architectural Trust promotes the understanding of architecture and the built environment, and awards scholarships and prizes as well as holding its annual lecture, now in its 29th year.

The lecture, which is organised jointly with the Royal Institute of British Architects South West Region, is delivered to an audience of leading figures in design, commissioning and construction in the south west as well as architects, allied professionals and students.

The 2014 Lecture, which is sponsored by Kier, is to take place at Newquay’s Headland Hotel on November 14.