David Turturo practices and teaches architecture in the pursuit of excellence.  He is a specialist in the adaptive reuse of late 20th century buildings and a designer with Bruner/Cott & Associates in Cambridge, MA.  Turturo’s experience includes the design and certification of LEED rated buildings with Cook+Fox Architects in Manhattan and carbon-neutral schools with Ashley McGraw Architects in Syracuse. In the past, he coordinated the design of private residences; collaborated on urban planning research; and received recognition in various national and international design competitions.


Beyond professional practice, Turturo taught in the graduate research studios at Northeastern University, resulting in the publication of Tall Buildings in Historic Centers.  He has led various graduate and undergraduate design studios at the Boston Architectural College; where he currently teaches the history/theory seminar “The City as Social Contract” plus the comprehensive studio Wilderness Urbanisms. Previously, he taught design representation in the Harvard Design School Career Discovery program.  While at Harvard, Turturo lectured on architecture theory, assisted teaching seminars and surveys, and completed an advanced degree in architecture theory, with Distinction. 


Turturo’s Harvard research was directed towards his ongoing book project Entries Lament, a retrospective on the late work of the American architect John Hejduk.  Parts of this book were presented as papers for the Mid Atlantic Popular American Culture Association and the Harvard publications A View on Harvard GSD: Volumes 2 and 3 (London: Tank Form Ltd. 2010, 2011).  Turturo is an alumnus cum laude of the Syracuse University School of Architecture, where he was recipient of the James Britton Outstanding Thesis Award for his design of a hospice in Venice, Italy.  He is a dedicated community violist, friend of local farms, and drawer of cities.



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