Jason Taylor has joined Manchester School of Architecture as Senior Lecturer in Architectural Digital Design, and will also serve as the School’s new lead for Advanced Digital Design (ADD).

“I am honoured and ecstatic to join the Manchester school of architecture as the new lead for ADD, and to build upon the school’s strong portfolio of innovative digital skills. I am thrilled to be working alongside such a dynamic team of talented academics and creatives and look forward to contributing to Professor Kevin Singh’s strategic vision for the school.”

Jason previously lectured at Birmingham City University as a Digital Design Coordinator, delivering essential digital skills training to students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Jason also serves as the Director for independent design studio makeXdesign, specialising in digital design and content creation, project management and design development.

“The pandemic has led to a paradigm shift in the way we interact with architecture as a discipline, challenging the relationship between the built and virtual environments, but it has also changed the way we transfer knowledge. Working alongside the fantastic B15 modelmaking workshop and the computational expertise of CPU, I look forward to forging new progressive pathways for enhancing the curriculum, and to widen the scope of our digital offering in new directions.”

“As an academic, my praxis is centred around digital fabrication and ‘design through making’, and emerging digital processes in areas such as real-time visualization, robotics, machine learning and AR/VR. I strongly feel that the transdisciplinary nature of these tools will continue to contribute to the evolution of the discipline, and it is my hope that MSA will be at the forefront of this.”