PRINCIPAL AND FOUNDER
Founder and principal of Turett Collaborative Architects TCA, Wayne Turett leads a creative team with a design vision that has defined his work for over twenty-five years. Turett plays an active role in all TCA design assignments and supervises the firm’s general operations. Engagement with the city and with his neighbors would become the hallmark of his design work.
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 the states of New York, 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 frequently lectures on restaurant design for the Institute of Culinary Education.
Turett has lived and worked in TriBeCa for the last twenty 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 can develop long-term associations with clients and neighbors.