Principal, Global Resilience Research Lead, Gensler
Rives Taylor has more than 30 years’ experience in institutional and commercial architecture with 25 years spent focusing on strategic planning, programming, and sustainable design, scaled from facility operations to campus and city planning. A Texas-practicing architect/educator, Rives directs Gensler’s Firmwide Design Resilience Task Force and leads a Gensler Research Institute Resilience center. He 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 25 years as, adjunct professor at the University of Houston and visiting professor at Rice University, Rives has influenced more than 5,000 students in his technical and high-performance design studios and seminars.
In 2015 Rives led Gensler’s delegation to the Paris Climate Conference/Agreement and led the editorial team for the “Impact by Design” ( https://www.gensler.com/research-insight/sustainability ) publications annually (recent publication: https://www.gensler.com/research-insight/sustainability/2018 ). He is also part of the leadership team rolling out the Gensler Cities Climate Challenge (GC3)