Turan is a passionate believer in ideas as catalyst for great design. His conceptual focus and dynamic design approach have led the creation of innovative projects for a wide spectrum of building types, scales and purposes. He is also an advocate for place-making, whether the location is urban or a sylvan site. In cities such as Austin, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Washington D.C.; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Monterrey, Mexico, Turan is reshaping building form to meet the demands of today’s communities, foster a sustainable world and inspire the future.
Turan is a frequent speaker on topics such as design methodology and the role of public space within private development. In 2012 he was elevated to the American Institute of Architecture’s College of Fellows for his approach to architectural design.
What originally attracted you to architecture and design?
I was drawn to the capacity of architecture as an art form that has the power to inspire people in an emotional and lasting way.
What is your favorite aspect of practice?
No two days are the same, which means learning happens on an exponential level.
What do you love in a client?
Innate curiosity, which brings us all the opportunity to enjoy the creative journey of making architecture from the early conception through final completion.
Anything else you’d like others to know about you?
I believe in the profound importance of travel and experiencing the world. We are constantly informed by what we see and our ability to reflect and transform these memories into something new.