Carl Turner Architects
Carl is the founding Director of Carl Turner Architects (CTA).
He leads the firm and is directly involved with all projects, a key benefit of working with a dedicated
practice. He is an award winning designer, teacher and thinker. Carl is a true maker at heart.
Carl trained at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London. 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 a fellow
of the RSA. Carl was elected as Regional and London Council Member for the RIBA.
Recent Awards and Recognition:
Manser Medal Winners 2013, RIBA National Award Winners 2013, Best One Off House Architect of the Year
Carl Turner Architects is a multi-award winning practice working between the scales of Art and Architecture
(and everything in-between). At Carl Turner Architects we are particularly interested in the space between
buildings and how society engages with it. The practice was runner up in the AYA Small Project Architect of
the Year Award 2012 and were winners in the one off house category 2013.
We are a team of dedicated and enthusiastic Architects and Designers. You are as likely to find us casting
a concrete model, painstakingly piecing together laser cut components or generally getting our hands dirty,
alongside creating 3D visuals, agonizing over layouts, sections and details in the digitally.
We are experienced project managers, construction experts, conceptual thinkers, designers, makers and