Julie D. Taylor, Hon. AIA

As Principal and Founder of Taylor & Company, Julie is personally involved with her clients. She focuses on image management, strategic media plans, and media relations. A creative industries professional since 1982, Julie’s career covers every aspect of communication: publicity, marketing, writing, consulting, and editing. Her close relationships with global media outlets ensure pitches are heard, and stories are placed.

Julie served on the National Board of The American Institute of Architects as 2014-2016 Public Director. For her commitment to the design industries, she was granted Honorary Membership from the AIA in 2018; she previously received Honorary AIA status from the Los Angeles Chapter. Julie is the only public relations professional given an Allied Professions Honor Award by AIA California.

Prior to founding Taylor & Company in 1994, she was Director of Public Relations and Communications at Pacific Design Center, which recruited her for that position and relocated her from New York City, where she was a magazine editor for many years.

As an editorial veteran, Julie has first-hand knowledge of editors’ needs and processes. She is presently Editor of the Society of Architectural Historians/Southern California Chapter News and was the West Coast Correspondent for ArchNewsNow.com for several years. Julie has published countless magazine articles in trade, consumer, and business publications, and is the author of four books on residential and commercial design. National and international publications interview her on design and business topics.

She is a regular guest speaker for UCLA graduate School of Architecture, University of Southern California, AIA/LA, Southern California Institute of Architecture, and Society for Marketing Professional Services. She maintains active memberships in AIA, SMPS, and Public Relations Society of America, among other professional, design, architecture, and creative associations. 

Julie graduated from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, with a BA in Art History, and did further study in photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to architecture, art, and photography, her passions include crossword puzzles and book collecting.