Michael Turvin

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School(s) and Degree(s):

University of Michigan – Master of Architecture, 2017

Harvard University – Graduate School of Design, Career Discovery, 2012

Auburn University – Bachelor of Fine Arts, Theater Performance, 1998

To me “connecting the dots” means….

holistic interdependence – an approach to design founded on the interconnected, scalable network that begins with the individual/family unit and expands outward to incorporate the community, city, region and beyond.

When not at work you will find me…

at the movies, on a bike, or enjoying an excellent meal with friends at any of the many amazing Nashville culinary establishments.

I bet you didn’t know______ about me

I was once (for a very short while) a used car salesman.

My favorite place in Nashville is…

not sure I can pick ONE. Shelby Park, Percy Warner, Ascend Amphitheater, any number of restaurants and music venues, just about anywhere on my bike…still discovering favorite places.

The reason I wanted to become an Architect was…

I fell in love with cities. I grew up in a rural part of Alabama with not much “architecture” to speak of. After college I moved to Boston, and then to New York, and have lived in a number of cities since then. I am inspired by the delight that one can experience from a well designed environment. The built environment determines so much of our experience in the urban realm and there is now more than ever a need for buildings and spaces designed with health, sustainability and human experience at its center. I truly believe that through careful and meaningful design our built environment can elevate our experience and I passionately wanted to be a part of shaping it.