Turan Duda, FAIA

Founding Principal at Duda|Paine Architects
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Turan Duda, FAIA, has over four decades of leadership as a design architect. His approach to design is deeply exploratory and analytical, leading to the creation of innovative projects for a wide spectrum of building types, scales and purposes. Since establishing Duda|Paine Architects in 1997, Turan has designed national and international corporate, civic, institutional and health and wellness projects. The firm’s state and national AIA award winners include Duke Integrative Medicine, Duke Faculty Club, 601 Massachusetts Avenue and North Carolina School of the Arts.

His conceptual focus and dynamic approach have led the design of Duke Student Wellness Center and Trent Semans School of Medicine at Duke University; the Center for Health & Wellbeing in Winter Park; Cox Corporate Headquarters in Atlanta; Time Warner Cable Campus in Charlotte; and Bank of America Technology Center in Charlotte.

Turan’s professional career includes seventeen years as Senior Associate with Cesar Pelli & Associates where he built an international portfolio of corporate, institutional and civic commissions including the National Museum of Art in Osaka and Chubu Cultural Center in Kurayoshi, Japan.

Graduating with high honors, Turan earned his Masters of Architecture from Yale University where he taught graduate students for ten years. He is an active speaker and guest juror for organizations and universities including American Institute of Architecture of Japan, North Carolina State University, Virginia Tech, Columbia University and MIT. In 2017, he studied human perception in the urban environment at the American Academy in Rome.

Turan is a member of Urban Land Institute, U.S. Green Building Council, the Society for College & Urban Planners and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. In 2013, Turan was elevated to the American Institute of Architecture’s College of Fellows for his approach to architectural design.

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