Turan Duda, FAIA has honed his skills as a design architect in his over 30 years of practice. As Design Principal, his personal approach to design informs the creative process of the firm. Clients rely on his skill as a translator: to interpret their wishes architecturally; to clearly communicate abstract design concepts both visually and verbally; and to inspire common vision among different groups. He engages the design process at every level, from planning to detail, believing that a project’s success is measured by the quality of its execution. Turan shares his passion for design by encouraging a laboratory culture in the firm’s design studio–a place for nurturing creativity and exploring new architectural ideas. As an educator, he inspires the graduate students he has taught at Yale, MIT, Cooper Union, and NC State. He frequently lectures students, professional organizations, and civic groups on topics such as urban place-making, the role of public space within private development, and design methodology.
TURAN DUDA, FAIA