RA, LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE
FOUNDER + PRINCIPAL
Founder and principal of The Turett Collaborative, Wayne Turett leads a creative team with a design vision that has defined his work for nearly four decades. Turett plays an active role in all TTC design assignments and supervises the firm’s general operations. Engagement with the city and with his neighbors is a hallmark of his design work.
Turett started TTC in 1991 as a truly collaborative enterprise: a multi-disciplinary office including architecture and interior design, graphics, custom product and furniture design. Early designs for corporate interiors and retail environments were widely published, garnering critical praise for their inventive and playful use of materials. Subsequent projects have included restaurants, residences, institutional spaces, churches, industrial designs, furnishings, and others.
Turett has degrees in Architecture from the University of Illinois and Pratt Institute, and studied for a year at UP-3 in Versailles, France. He is a member of the NCARB and is licensed to practice architecture in New York, and can work in New Jersey and Connecticut. As a recognized architect and designer, Turett has served as a design critic at the City College of New York, New Jersey Institute for Technology, Parsons and Pratt Institute; he has taught at NJIT, Parsons, and the Fashion Institute of Technology and has lectured at The Plan Architectural Conference, various industry conferences and at the Institute of Culinary Education.
Turett has lived and worked in TriBeCa for more than thirty years. His local ties have naturally led to a special expertise in working with –and a special regard for– community and preservation groups. A significant portion of his built work is in the immediate area where he has developed long-term relationships with clients, craftspeople, and neighbors.