Michael Turvin

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Licenses + Certifications:

Associate AIA

School(s) and Degree(s):

University of Michigan – Taubman College of Architecture, Master of Architecture

Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Career Discovery Certificate

Auburn University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Theatre Performance

To me “connecting the dots” means….

Interdependence. In context of our profession it is an idea of a scalable network that begins with the individual and expands outward to incorporate the family unit, community, city, region and beyond. Connecting the dots is taking a holistic approach to design that takes into account this interconnectedness at every scale.

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 Amphitheatre, 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.