J. Michael Taylor
“Great, functional design is important on all our projects, but what separates us from our competition is personal response and service to our clients. If we’re not doing that, we’re not meeting our standard of success.”

J. Michael Taylor

Managing Principal | AIA, LEED AP

Looking back, it is no coincidence that J. Michael Taylor ended up being an architect. He grew up with a love of drawing and gained early inspiration from his father’s hobby of carpentry work.  Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Pre-Architecture in 1976 and a Master of Architecture in 1978 from Clemson University. After gaining six years of experience with other firms, Michael and two former classmates set out to “do something different” for architecture in Greenville. They formed Design Partnership, Inc. in 1984, and its ambition and entrepreneurial spirit still live on today in DP3 Architects.

The firm is his passion, however, beyond the walls of DP3, Mike enjoys the simple life of his hometown of Greenville. His outside interests include golf, country music, the immediate gratification of a diagonally-manicured lawn, and a great cheeseburger. 

In giving back to the community, he has served as president of the North Greenville Rotary Club, been president of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and participated in the Urban Land Institute South Carolina Sustainability Leadership Institute. Additionally, he has served on the City of Greenville’s Design and Preservation Commission, Clemson’s Architectural Foundation Board, Leadership Greenville Board, and is an avid supporter of Clemson University.