Overview

Carl Turner Architects are a RIBA Chartered Practice and offer full Architectural services from Feasibility Studies through to Contract Administration.

With most of their work to date, they have worked to create an entire environment or ‘total architecture’. They acheive this through a combination of two approaches; internally they are interested in the user and the psycology of space. Externally, more emotional influences such as colour, materiality and shape often prevail. In real terms this results in a playful approach with the idea of the interior as a landscape and the exterior as a room for instance. At a public realm scale we may view the City as a living room, buildings as furniture and the opportunity to inhabit the resulting spaces with everyday activities as a way of enlivening the street.

Turner trained at the Royal College of Art, gaining a first class honours degree and a RIBA Bronze Medal (runner-up) before undertaking an MA at the Royal College of Art in London. After working for Norman Foster on the Citibank Tower (Canary Wharf), and Penoyre and Prasad on various community-based projects, Carl formed a partnership (TurnerCastle). The practice gained a reputation for high quality residential projects, and won the FX Award for best workplace design for their McCann office renovation. He went on to reform the studio as Carl Turner Architects in 2006. Turner has taught at the Architectural Association and the Royal College of Art and currently teaches at Greenwich University.