Faclitiation of IDA Board meeting.
Installation of the mediaPOD prototype the University of Virginia Medical Center Radiology Lab [link: mediapod prototype].
Completed Learning Exchange environments for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Minneapolis and Cincinnati. Five Learning Exchanges have been built and 12 more are in the design, manufacturing and building stages [future link].
Canada issues patent on Taylor System and Method.
Video of WorkSpace participants reporting their experience at the 2008 World Economic Forum at Davos [link: 2008 wef].
Design of eSpaces new office hoteling concept [link: e spaces design].
Design of mediaPOD [link: media pod] for UVA radiology Department. This POD design incorporates technology concepts that go back to the 1960s, POD concepts from the 1990s with the last 20 years of built workspaces [link: 20 years of taylor environments] to create an affordable, flexible, trans-portable media creation and viewing environment that is adaptable to many uses [link: history of Taylor PODs].
Design and fabrication of Leopard Dining-Conference Room complete [future link].
Presented at the Stanford Media X summer institute workshop: Building Effective Virtual Teams [future link].
Phase II of the SDC Campus Plan construction will start in the summer with completion scheduled for January 2008. This work includes Library, NavCenter, new elevator and various renovations to the 1923 Building. Plans for the renovation and re-use of the 1869 building are underway, as well as, the Parking Garage and Hotel Facility across the street.
The UniCredit NavCenter [link: unicredit navcenter tour], designed, fabricated and largely built in 2006 opened in January 2007. It will be the Fall of 2007 before NavCenter operations will begin. The Unimanagement focus for the majority of 2007 will be to bring a myriad of education courses on line for the senior 500 managers of the bank.
For the fifth time, since 2001, Matt and Gail Taylor were on faculty at the Word Economic Forum at Davos, only this time with a difference. The creation of the the Davos WorkSpace [link: 05 davos workspace], the focus of MG Taylor, AI [link: athenaeum international] and Tomorrowmakers [link: tomorrowmakers] for the last three years, is such that it is now totally run by the WEF Team in collaboration with The ValueWeb [future link] of KnowledgeWorkers. Transfer of the method has reached a significant level and there are now two spaces at Davos dedicated to this brand and process. Matt and Gail enjoyed a week of participating in events rather than supporting and facilitating them.
comments by Davos WorkSpace participants
The DesignShop Delivery Company provided its first DesignShop, under a license from MG Taylor, For Accenure Consulting. The event was facilitated by Rob Evans who ran the CapGeminii ASE practice from 1996 through 2005. TDSDC will focus on delivering DesignShop events for professional practice organizations.
Preliminary plans completed [link: leopard addition - preliminary plan] for Guest House and Studio/office Addition to Stan Leopard Residence as exercise in postUsonian design [link: return of the usonian].
World Economic Forum deploys the WorkSpace RDS, with support from Taylor ValueWeb members, to Regional Summit meetings in Egypt and South Africa [future link].
Installation of Learning Exchange environment for the VA at Wade Park, Cleveland, Ohio [future link].
Design of NavCenter for UniManagement Executive Learning and Design Center for UniCredit Bank, Turin, Italy [future link].
Installation of NavCenter and CEO’s office at Ales Groupe corporate offices in Milan [future link].
Provided WorkSpace environment and method for World Economic 2006 Annual Meeting in partnership with TomorrowMakers, the MG Taylor ValueWeb in collaboration with Publicis and a WEF internal team. The WEF purchased the RDS environment with components developed in collaboration with the Publicis team. Aspects of the MG Taylor Method were transferred to WEF team members. This is a first iteration in an expected development and application process to enhance collaboration at WEF events through out the world. A new environment is in development [link: new - wef rds trees]. The Theme of the Annual Meeting was The Design Imperative and the focus for the WorkSpace, “the future by design, not default” - a long held concern of MG Taylor [link: beginning the second cycle].
Informal talk - “As We May (Re) Think” [link: as we may re think] and visit to IDIAP, in November, to discuss knowledge augmentation methods and technology.
MOU with World Economic Forum to support the DAVOS WorkPlace in 2006, to transfer aspects of the MG Taylor Method to the WEF and develop next generation RDS [future link] for Forum use, globally, in 2006.
DesignShop for Life Masters in San Diego employing new RDS manufactured for West Coast work.
Taylor Architecture completes design and construction management of Charter School facility at SDC Campus, Baltimore, Maryland [future link].
With TomorrowMakers and AoGG, conducted “L-5” DesignShop in Liechtenstein to support development of European ValueWeb in use of MG Taylor Method.
Opened RDS NavCenter in Liechtenstein to serve European work of MG Taylor ValueWeb - this facility has been operated by Kaiser Ritter partners since January 2006 [future link].
Completed Learning Exchange Facility for VA at Becksville, Ohio [future link].
Design and facilitation of 21iNet and Private Wealth Partners Annual Meeting at Bad Ragaz. Developed Scenario exercises based on Drivers of Change - 21st Century, developed by Al Gore [future link].
Talk and panelist - United Methodist Communications
Taylor deploys RDS to support collaborative
processes and design of Global Agenda at
the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at
accomplishes prototype conversion of Toyota
hybrid to electric option [link] and brings attention of this option to many private and public forums.
concept of the postUsonian prototype UsonianOne [link] -
a recreation of the Usonian House by Frank
Lloyd Wright [link].
talk Rapid Deployment Solution (RDS)
& Club de Madrid - Advancing the Global Agenda [link] at A
Meeting of minds about a green future,
City of Ten Thousand Buddas [link].
lecture at SFIA: The Search for Authentic
of IMPACT: The Power
of Group Dialog for successful Organizational
by the Capgenini Utrecht ASE Team in
Dutch; foreword by Matt Taylor in English.
book launch celebration at the Utrecht
and first DesignShop: Master’s
Academy and College Collaboration Studio in Calgary, Alberta, Canada - the first
NavCenter in a school [link].
facilitated by the Architects of Group
Genius with Gail Taylor, TomorrowMakers [link].
License to Vanderbilt University to offer
VCBH services globally, in non-profit and
for-profit medical and pharmaceutical sectors.
for Mark Frisse and David Osborn at VCBH[future link].
Domains Work Shop hosted at VCBH - 70 participants
from over 10 NavCenters and ASEs, from US
and Europe, to study and share practices
of MG Taylor System
for Bill Stead at VCBH [link].
opens in Salt Lake City [link].
for the VCH Executive Offices employing new
POD and Armatrure designs [link].
and dialog at Columbia University Library
School of Education: The
21st Century Library [link].
develops new WorkWall [link].
Taylor establishes regional office at the
VBCH, Vanderbilt University [future link].
with VA to design, equip, license, train
and transfer 5 NavCenters to be called The
Learning Exchange [link].
at SFIA: Redefining the Urban Work Landscape [link].
for Master’s Academy and College
to design new “campus of the
future” and build NavCenter
and R&D space in existing facility [link].
Alto knOwhere Store closed due to ongoing
down turn of business in the area [future link].
College move in - Phase I complete. Master Plan
presentation for Phase II funding application
page article [link] published
in ECIFFO Vol.42 Spring
2003 (Japan) on
the Palo Alto knOwhere environment
with several tenant snapshots.
page article [link] published
Interior Magazine No. 55 (Japan) [link] on
the Palo Alto knOwhere
environment and Taylor design principles
Taylor resigns MG Taylor and knOwhere positions
to return to non-profit focused work and
launches Tomorrow Makers [link].
and project management of Urban
Campus [link: sdc campus],
Phase I, for
Sojourner-Douglass College, Baltimore,
Maryland - SFIA Architects-MasterBuilders
Scott Arnz and Ken Banks Construction
Facilitated design-session at the Palo Alto knOwhere Store
with Hypercar [link],
Inc. and a local consortium to explore
of the California Car Company to build a California
SUV Hypercar - 50,000 units a year. This Launched the CalCar initiates to promote plug in hybreds.
the Vanderbilt Center for Better Health - The
VCBH Innovation Center - Vanderbilt
University, Nashville Tennessee - Athenaeum
International with Bill Blackburn. This project
includes an MG Taylor IP License and transfer
process to integrate Taylor Methods into the
VCBH RAM processes.
and built office
environment [future link] for
the Joseki Group, Menlo Park, California
- SFIA Architects-MasterBuilders
with Scott Arnz.
with Gail Taylor, workshop on Education at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in
New York City.
SPERANOVA proposing an appropriate
response [link] @ Ground
Most Amazing Thing [link] by
Robert Grudin published by knOwhere
issued by US: System for optimizing interaction
among agents acting on multiple levels [link]
facilitated design studio and delivered Architectural
San Francisco Institute of Architecture.
with Gail Taylor, three day workshop at
World Economic Forum headquarters in Geneva
for the Global Leaders of Tomorrow.
Head knOwhere Store closed after 5 years
operation [future link].
5 three day workshops at CGEY ASE facilities
in Atlanta, New York, Dallas, Chicago, Cambridge,
Utrecht on the Taylor System and Method as it
applies to the ASE processes.
with Gail Taylor, four
workshops [link] on: Environment,
Education, Codes of Conduct, Social
Entrepreneuring at the World Economic
Forum annual meeting at Davos.
Article featuring DesignShop process published [future link].
Inter@ctively features Taylor/AI environments
pages 59 to 69.
seminars at Stanford Japan Center and the
Kansai Silicon Valley Venture Forum in Japan.
of Chris Allen Venture
Incubation Building [link], El Cerrito, California
- integrating the building system with
to create a new adaptable, affordable, sustainable
office building type.(Link requires
Lectures and Architectural Practice course
at San Francisco Institute of Architecture.
SFIA Architects Practice organized.
Edison NavCenter in operation.
Taylor designated a Fast Company
by FastCompany magazine.
Taylor Enterprises exceed $37,000,000 in gross
revenues over last five years.
Project [link] designed.
Area Studio Project [link] designed.
2 Armature and WorkFurniture system by AI
for production [link].
of the Baltimore Community Plan - a method
for building sustainable economy in the
Health Alliance NavCenter environment, Kalamazoo,
MI in operation [link].
Miller DesignShop event to conceive a new product/service
and facilitated annual Foresight Group
Genius event on nanotechnology [link].
the Abyss regularly sold through Amazon.com
and other Internet bookstores.
Arts DesignShops on Online Gaming Strategy with
Rutgers University, with Michael Bednarek,
A Systematic Approach to Structuring and Facilitating
Value Exchange - Including a Solution to the
Problem of Valuing Intangible Assets.
MagicWindow - an integrated, portable multimedia
and teleconferencing device prototype completed
- an idea first formulated in 1982 [link].
360 degree, rotating elevator system featuring
minimal footprint requirements for serving open,
variable levels requiring multi-directional
of MG Taylor, knOwhere, Incorporated and Athenaeum
International as independently operating Business
Cambridge facility to Ernst and Young, LLP
Capgemini), completed formal transfer of DesignShop
process and negotiated new License Agreement.
and construction of Continuum Health Partners
NavCenter, New York.
DesignShop for Rocky Mountain Institute which
lead to the creation of a new enterprise
promote Hypercar technology [link].
early investor (1994) and Board member of Consensus
Development corporation, an Internet Security
software company, participated in the Consensus-Certicom
merger creating a better than 20 times increase
in value for Consensus investors (40 times for
and Matt Taylor conducted workshops at the
FastCompany RealTime conference, Monterey,
Cambridge and Palo Alto knOwhere Stores. The
Cambridge Store - 12,000 square feet) was designed
and built in 30 days over the 1996 Christmas
and New Year holiday period. It accomplished
return of capital within six months.
patent, System for optimizing interaction
among agents acting on multiple levels.
in FastCompany published profiling Matt
and Gail Taylor and the DesignShop Method
the Abyss published [link].
concept of PatchWorks
Designs [link] as
a method to extend collaborative design
to asynchronous, physically-distributed
organizations and networks.
systematic Transfer of DesignShop process to
Ernst & Young LLP.
Hilton Head knOwhere Store designed and remodeled
between Christmas 1995 and first week in January.
certifies Boeing 777 waiving two year domestic
flight requirement citing testing process at
21st Century Organization Invitational
DesignShop at Warton School of Business [link].
LaRC NavCenter developed for re-engineering
of wind tunnels [link].
deployments begin - 8 cities in first year
F-15 DesignShops which lead to resolution of
configuration management problem and continuance
of production. A significant reduction in manufacturing
costs was achieved by an Air Force and industry
team over an 18 month period [link: f-15 performance]. First application,
across multiple countries, governments, services
and corporations, of the ValueWeb process.
with NASA begins.
Congress passes legislation allowing AEDC to
do private sector testing.
USAF DesignShops for test and evaluation community
- all military services.
with Gail Taylor, Capital Holding, Agency Group,
Holding, Agency Group POLY-CENTRIC reorganization
with the Weber Group, Capital
Holding Management Center [link], Louisville,
KY - first full expression of AI Armature,
system and multimedia integration.
Designed, with Jerry Headly, Gossick Leadership
Center at AEDC, Tullahoma, TN - which
DesignShop events for USAF, Space Command,
NASA and consortium of private US Aerospace
Breakthrough Award by Bill Rutley, Commander,
Arnold Engineering and Development Center, USAF.
DesignShops: City of Light for Orlando,
California in sponsorship with the Bush Administration
and the Orlando Chamber of Commerce.
for Disney Development Corporation.
DesignShop event at Orlando Management Center
and developed strategy for Arnold Engineering
and Development Center (AEDC) which led to strategic
alliances with US aerospace companies and Congressional
legislation enabling private sector testing
workplace organization schema involving WorkPod
and CubeOffice systems that provides knowledge
workers more individual work space while maintain
overall foot print density standards.
- Athenaeum International, Inc. established
to manufacture, build and equip high performance,
collaborative work environments.
with Gail Taylor, Camelot
Excursions [link] and
started restoration and development of CAMELOT a
22 ton wood gaff-rigged sailing vessel.
with General Motors.
10 Step Process Model - the process
engine for systematic knowledge development
and reuse [link].
Holding Design Center environment built and
employed to facilitate the merger and re-engineering
of several financial services companies.
AI furniture manufactured and delivered as products
available to MG Taylor clients.
Taylor Corporation (re)established after completion
of Acacia work. Developed Kirshman NavCenter
- prototype of present Centers.
Gaia Project [link].
Patent concept [link].
prototype integrated financial services environment
and delivery system - Orlando, Florida for Acacia
the Business of Enterprise Model -
the foundation for the ValueWeb Enterprise
that forms the basis of the MG Taylor Enterprise
FAA DesignShop and strategy - reduced air traffic
delays 50% in 90 days.
Executive System with Bill Blackburn and
as 2nd Vice President, Acacia Mutual Life (1983
-1985) - Facilitated and co-developed integrated
financial services program combining risk products,
investment products and planning services for
middle income and small business market.
Associates bought by Acacia Mutual Life and
moved to Washington DC.
RDS [link] (Rapid
Deployment System) environment (first executed
in 1983, 1995 and thereafter)
Associates, precursor to MG Taylor Corporation
and MG Taylor ValueWeb, Mission
Statement [link] developed
and published in 1983 Business Plan and Stockholder
method perfected and used for complex, systemic
problem resolution with US Army Corps of Engineers.
Response and training related to new battle
doctrines was cut by significant amounts becoming
a prototype method for the entire army.
NavCenter at Ft. Belvoir for US Army Corps.
Language [link] articulated
Bankers Association DesignShop - Strategic response
to banking deregulation.
integrated interactive, multimedia and networking
system, with integrated knowledge-management,
as model for 21st Century work environment.
This forms the template for todays
MG Taylor, knOwhere, AI technical systems
and built Anticipatory Management Center
[link], Boulder, CO,
first working prototype of present day NavCenter
environments. The DesignShop method was
in this environment.
Housing Project for the City of Boulder
project introduced a public/private partnership
process that successfully executed a project.
The design concept [link] (unbuilt)
proposed a community in a greenhouse structure
that featured lightweight re-configurable
residents to adapt, modify and customize their
homes. The greenhouse dealt with weather,
and energy management leaving the building
components free to address, privacy, utility
with Gail Taylor, Taylor Associates (now MG
Taylor Corporation), Boulder Colorado to educate,
train, facilitate, support, Transition Managers...
in the shift to the information economy.
large WorkWall system built and used in conjunction
with design processes implementing the first
aspect of the Master Planning method.
with Richard Goering, Designing Creative
Futures - unpublished [link].
Creative Process Model [link].
Gail Taylor, conducted creative thinking course
at Lewis and Clarke University and the University
Scenario to the 21st Century [link].
EcoSphere [link], a prefabricated, movable
in 100 pieces,
earth friendly cabin at the JFK
Forum, Kansas City, Missouri.
Speaker at annual Menza meeting: THE SOCIAL
ROLE OF INTELLIGENCE.
Tour in California on alternative work-life
lectures and speaking on the future.
REPORTS published [link: renascence reports index].
concept of progressive development of large-scale
Earth Habitats as means of developing architectural
methods and social processes for future
Gail Taylor co-founder and director of the
Learning Excahange, Kansas City, and started
the Renascence Project, Kansas City, MO, to
systematically develop and demonstrate lifestyle
and technology alternatives. The Renascence
Library became a gathering place for alternative
studies, contained a comprehensive library of
alternative and future studies books and materials
and was recognized as a valuable resource by
the heads of the Kansas City Library and Midwest
and built Lee Wald home office interior employing
hexagonal module and combination of open
space, commons and private offices. Project
employed extensive use of interior landscaping
making the work areas clusters in a garden (instead
of plants in an office).
Design, Build, Use service methods with several
retail and office projects.
MINIMUM LIVING UNIT [link].
ReDesigning the Future [link] course
in Kansas City - a systematic overview of change
to the year 2000. This research became the
foundation for the Renascence Project (1974-1979)
much of the basis for the MG Taylor Corporation
(1979 through present).
house [link] a totally self contained off
the grid residence (unbuilt).
Mega-City concepts and economic models [link].
design/build services, corporate image and advertising
with day-to-day operations in retail stores
reducing the typical concept-to-profitable-operations
time to a few months. Provided design, construction
management, staff development and marketing
services for several retail projects. Implemented
just-in-time inventory management processes.
Architects chief draftsman for several motion
picture theater projects. Developed prefabricated,
movable units for drive-in theaters.
Planning method [link] as
an efficient means of expanding community
collaboration and reducing
conflict in the city design and development
process. After 30 years of conceptual development,
the first implementation of this method is
planned to take place at SDC in Baltimore
lightweight hybrid engine personal transportation
the basic process of Weak Signal Research [link].
design/build, just-in-time, supply chain
radically reducing time and cost of construction
while increasing design excellence and workmanship
quality This method integrated - over a 7 year
period - sales, financing, scheduling, fabrication,
building and maintenance functions into a single
method supported by a network of independent
companies achieving a 75% reduction in typical
construction time and over 40% reduction
average costs. Profits were shared equally
throughout the supply chain achieving a
fair and stable
system that doubled producer profits (including
worker wages) while significantly lowering
ownership expense [link].
innovative excavation and forming methods that
radically reduced time, cost and error in volume
precast concrete decking system for patios and
transferable field layout system that decreased
error and costs allowing high volume work to
be executed with precision.
and developed integrated project management
system for swimming pool and housing industries.
Executed numerous landscape, swimming pool
house additions employing this method [link].
co-housing concepts [link].
CyberCon system - partial technical basis
Patent (issued in 2001).
New Products Research, Del Web Corporation -
rationalized materials, methods and construction/fabrication
details for Sun City projects in Arizona, California
and Florida - Detail books were cut by an order
of magnitude and the production drawing, biding
and construction management process significantly
up methods and trained management staff for
developing a city of 40,000.
on interdisciplinary team to design, engineer
and prototype a power supply and 3d dental x-ray
devise cutting the price of both an order of
magnitude while exceeding existing industry
and applied pricing algorithm that radically
reduced, time, error and complexity in bidding
small structures: swimming pools, houses, apartment
building. This allowed pricing and bidding of
complex, custom projects in a fraction of normal
and delivered a 20 lecture course on the principles
UNIT HOUSE system a method of employing
prefabrication methods to accomplish high
and custom outcomes for standard-cost housing
general design practice, Phoenix, Arizona: graphics,
advertising art, corporate image design, landscape
design, product design, housing and furniture
design, working drawing services and project
PERT and CPM methods to several high volume
track house producers allowing integration of
contractors, subcontractors and project scheduling
and cash flows.
40 unit motel, four guest buildings and office-residence
building in 6 weeks employing prefabrication
and Fast Track methods.
Engineer, two 25 story buildings, Tishman Construction
- University Terrace project, New York City
- poured one floor of concrete per day (425
cubic yards) and completed substantial build-out
of the project in 14 months.
Developed Fast Track design/build
Superintendent, New York City - Bayside Country
Club project and Apartment Buildings, Long Island,
state-sensitive, adaptable elevator system featuring
multiple cabs per shaft and automated load leveling
Gunite (sprayed concrete) and precast building
method [link], Los Angeles, California. Gunite method
influenced construction of schools in El
Draftsman, Barclay Engineering and Construction
- Universal Studios. Oversaw staff of draftsmen
that executed contract documents for 40
unit apartment buildings - $40,000,000 project
cost (1960s money).
of American Pool Building and Cooper
House [link] (both
unbuilt) employing circular geometry and
intensive work-study week with Bruce Goff,
as designer-draftsman for Ray Levantas, architect,
designed and did production drawings for several
tract housing projects of several hundred units
architecture with Frank Lloyd Wright at
- Arizona and Wisconsin [link].
first Mega-Structure Concept - integrated living,
work and retail environment for California coast.
for C.O. Peterson, Architect, produced contract
documents for several telephone buildings -
first experience of executing all technical
drawings for large-scale structures.
architectural profession, San Francisco, California
as office boy and junior draftsman with Welton
Beckett and Associates.
experiential learning method to public and
high school board of professional educators
- San Francisco [link].
prefabricated, one apartment per floor vertical
Housing [link] condominium building
on public television as alternative to suburban
automated, scalable, hybrid mass transit
that featured integrated private and public
car units, private operations, prefabricated
construction and state-sensitive navigation
residence [link], Palo Alto, California - built
in 1959. First executed work. The residence
was featured in the Parade of Homes in 1964.
self-study of architecture [link].
in Coronado, California to second generation
Air Force and second generation construction