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Carl Turner
BA (Hons), MA (RCA), ARB, RIBA

Carl is the founding Director of Carl Turner Architects (CTA). He leads the practice and is directly involved with all projects, a key benefit of working with a small practice. He is an award winning designer, teacher and thinker. Also likes making stuff!

Carl trained at the RCA in London and still regards himself as a ‘maker’. He was a member of the first cohort of Research Associates to graduate from the Helen Hamlyn Research Centre, working alongside BAA on Heathrow terminal T5. This project generated ideas about instinctive wayfinding and accessibility, working with visually impaired user groups. Carl has previously worked with many practices, most notably Foster and Partners where he was part of the City Bank delivery team at Canary Wharf, and Penoyre & Prasad Architects working on community projects including the Millenium visitor centre, Barking & Dagenham.

Teaching has formed an important role within the practice. Carl has taught at the AA, RCA, Greenwich and Brighton Universities, and has been an external examiner at London Southbank for 5 years.He has also lectured widely in the UK and overseas.

He is a member of the Southwark Design Review Panel and has just been invited to be a fellow of the RSA.