David Turnbull is a director of ATOPIA design<>communication<>urbanism (LLC), and a founder of ATOPIA_RESEARCH (inc), He has worked extensively in the UK, Japan, SEAsia, China, the Middle East, Europe and the USA, and has specific expertise in the area of new lifestyles and the way that individual buildings and new patterns of development take advantage from advances in telecommunications and digital media. His academic career started in 1989 at The Architectural Association in London. His more recent academic appointments include the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professorship in Architecture at Yale University, USA, and Visiting Professorships at the University of Toronto (sponsored by CITY-TV), Canada, and Columbia University in New York, USA. He was Professor of Architecture at the University of Bath in the UK from 2000-2005. He is currently a Professor of Architecture at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union where he held the Ellen and Sidney Feltman Chair in 2008 and 2009. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts in the UK.
ATOPIA and ATOPIA_RESEARCH run on parallel paths, but knowledge migrates from one to the other. ATOPIA_RESEARCH, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation founded in 2004 and supported by a major grant from The Annenberg Foundation, tends to work in some of the most ecologically challenging areas of the World, Sri Lanka (post Tsunami, Sudan (post Civil War), The Mississippi Delta (post Hurricane), The Ogalala Aquifer (ecological devastation caused by Agri-business), Sichuan, China and Haiti (post Earthquake).
ATOPIA, launched at the EXPERIMENTA Biennale in Lisbon in 2000, tends to work on projects that have the potential for ecological or technological ‘detournement’ in commercial or institutional environments.
Professor David TURNBULL FRSA
University of Bath, UK
BSc Architecture distinction (cum laude)
MArch first class honors (summa cum laude)
PROFESSIONAL & ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS
Member of Revenue Task Force, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art, 2011 - 12
Member of the Assessment Panel for the EBAE, European Business Awards for the Environment, 2011
Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, FRSA – elected 2003
Member of International (UIA) Jury for Brunico Transportation Center Competition, Brunico, Italy, 2000 - 2001
Member of Urban Design Group, UK 1998 - 2000
UK Correspondent for il Progetto, Milan, Italy 1997– 99
President of International Advisory Committee - National Gallery of Slovenia extension, 1996 – 2001
Member of Academy Forum, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK 1996 – 1999
The African University of Science & Technology (AUST); Abuja, Nigeria
Visiting Professor of Innovation, 2012 -
The Cooper Union, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, 2005 - present
Ellen & Sydney Feltman Chair in Architecture – 2008-09
Professor 2007 - present
Visiting Professor, 2005 – 7
University of Bath,
Visiting Professor, 2005 – 2008
Professor of Architecture, 2000 – 2005
Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, New York, USA, 2004-2007
Adjunct Professor in Architecture, 2005 -7
Visiting Professor in Architecture, 2004
University of Toronto, 2000
CITY TV Visiting Professor in Architecture and Television, 2000
Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles
Associate Faculty, Metropolitan Research and Design, 2000-1
Yale University, 1996-1999
Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor in Architecture and Urban Design, 1996
Critic in Architecture, 1997-1999
Architectural Association, London, 1989-1996
Unit Master, 1991—96
Unit Tutor, 1989 – 90
Deployable Wind Turbine and Battery Unit, US and European Patent, filed July 2010
Continuously Supplied Water Filtration Banks, US and European Patent, filed July 2010
Sports Pitch Rainwater Harvesting Systems Suitable for Use in Developing Countries, US and European Patent filed July 2010
PITCH_Africa – Director, Non-Profit Subsidiary established to implement PITCH_Africa projects, 2011
ATOPIA_Research: founder and Director of non-profit 501c3 research corporation, 2006 -
ATOPIA: New York, USA & London, UK, Director (2001 -)
(A)topos: architecture < > urbanism, London, UK, Director 1991 - 2001
David Turnbull: Architecture + Design, London, UK 1987- 1991
James Stirling, Michael Wilford and Associates, London, UK (1985 – 1995)
Arup Associates, London, UK (1985)
Michael Brawne and Associates, Bath, UK (1984)
Buro Happold, Bath & London, UK (1982 – 84)
BREAD-HOUSE, project with Nadezhda Savova for a mobile bakery; funded through 'The David Gardner '69 Magic Project' and The Council of Humanities, Princeton University
RAINCHUTES, project for ultra low-cost deployable rainwater-harvesting structures.
BOMA, Laikipia, Kenya,
Prototype autonomous house / small institutional building for rural areas with low rainfall.
The FARM @ AUST, Abuja, Nigeria, project for experimental Farm to serve Chika Village community and the Nelson Mandela Institution’s African University of Science and Technology (AUST), utilizing PITCH_Africa rainwater harvesting and water filtration infrastructures.
PITCH_Africa (phase 2) project implementation Projects ready for construction subject to funding
a.Uaso Nyiro Primary School, Laikipia Region, Kenya
b.Chika Village / African University of Science and Technology, Abuja, Nigeria
LAKOU, Cite de Soleil, Haiti
Prefabricated shade house and community building, a civic space and power center, utilizing PV fabrics.
PITCH_Africa (proof of concept)
Full size prototype constructed in Port of Los Angeles to launch Phase 2.
Event funded by the Annenberg Foundation.
PITCH_Waterbank (see patents filed – above)
CISTERN 60 x 60 variant, Jacmel, Haiti (funded by the NSF)
Developed for application in extreme conditions exemplified by Haiti, in a seismic activity zone subject to Hurricanes National Science Foundation development grant awarded to ATOPIA Research (rep. Jane Harrison)
and Princeton University School of Engineering.
PITCH_Africa project development
projects in development with designated Partner Organizations and Communities
a. Madagascar (2011) – with UNICEF
b.South Africa (2010) – with CTAOP (Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project)
c.Senegal (2011) – with the Societe Academique des Senegalaise
d.Malawi (2009) – with Play Soccer International
e.South Sudan (2009) – with the Sudan Development Foundation.
A variant on the infrastructure developed for Pitch Africa to address Homelessness and Nutritional deficiency using Sport as a Catalyst. Partner organizations include HELP & Street Soccer USA
RURAL SCHOOL, Sichuan, China
Project to address the declining rural population and lack of focus on rural development in China, leading to school closures and the proliferation of ‘orphanages’ where children are left while the parents move the city to find work.
DELTA, Mississippi Delta, USA
Project Strategy and Design to leverage brand equity through the joint CSR programs of Target, Cisco, Fed Ex and Home Depot to deliver a place of assembly for community building programs and a ‘just-in-time’ construction resource distribution system for communities affected by economic and ecological catastrophe.
PITCH_Africa (phase 1)
Multi-scaled, rainwater-harvesting, water treatment and community infrastructure that uses sport as catalyst to address issues of water, food scarcity, gender, health and sustainability.
LOTUS, Sri Lanka
Strategic plan and infrastructure design (initiated in the cease-fire period after the Tsunami) that facilitated the technological and economic interaction of all Sri Lankan Universities, North, South,
East & West, Tamil & Sinhalese, linking to a national (and international) community and to local communities and the regional hinterland, allowing a new generation of collaborative research and new development initiatives to flourish (see SEUSL below).
ATOPIA PROJECTS (Architecture, Urban Planning)
CITE, NYU-Poly, Brooklyn, New York
Development and design of new media-garage, public gallery and ICT strategy for
Parkview Green, Bejing China
Development strategy and design and development of interior architecture for converting high rise building into Green Building Hub for Bejing.
One Planet Pavilion, London 2012 Olympics
Runner up for design for the Sustainability Pavilion at the 2012 Games
The Acorn and the Oak_London 2012
Ecology and technology analysis and post games redeployment strategy for the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG)
A proposal for ecological machines on the roof of a multi-use building in Beijing for Parkview International
Beyond ZERO, London, UK
A proposal for an ecological machine (a smoke-filled room, an Elm Tree with a mouse-eared bat and bark-beetle habitat as a carbon-trading / exchange environment) for The Hayward Gallery,
The South Bank Centre, London
SEUSL (Southeastern University of Sri Lanka)
Communications Design, Infrastructure, Logistics and implementation planning for a University that had been destroyed by the Tsunami (Boxing Day 2004), for the Ministry of Education (Sri Lanka), University Grants Commission – Sri Lanka, funded by the British Council. In partnership with Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, Arup (Comms) + Siemens (Roke Manor Research)
Electronic Oasis, Tunis
Competition Design for UNESCO stand at the World Summit for Information Society (WSIS)
Powerstation, London, UK
Communications Infrastructure design for 38 Acre Battersea Powerstation development for Parkview International.
XLA, Los Angeles and Region
Strategic planning and schematic design for a new art institution in the Mojave Desert (for ephemeral art). Funded by the Annenberg Foundation.
Housing for Key Workers, London, Competition design for for Circle 33 Housing Association.
Joanneumsplatz, Graz West, Austria
Competition design for regional and local urban strategy for the redevelopment of Graz West & proposal for a new Fachhochschule for Amt fuer Stadtentwicklung, Graz
Gosport Marina Communications Center, Portsmouth, UK
Scheme design for Marina Operations Center presented as prototype for Camper and Nicholson
Helsinki Music Center and Toolanlahti Park, Helsinki, Finland
Competition design for new music facility for the Helsinki Music Center and public park
Lago Espejo Hotel, Parque Nacional - Nahuel Huapi, Argentina
Competition design for hotel and condominium resort for Lago Espejo
TV and Media Center, Brunel University, London UK
Scheme design for new teaching facility in roof-space of the existing Lecture Center building.
Boilerhouse Theatre, Brunel University, London UK
Schematic design, and construction programming for a new studio theater, and teaching space.
Business Incubator, Virginia, USA
Schematic design for a rural business development zone for Craig Builders
Museo Costantini, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Competition design for private museum and urban park for the Comision del Concurso Museo Costantini and Mr. Eduardo Costantini
Subdivision, Virginia, USA
Planning study for Craig Builders for a sub-urban subdivision in Charlottesville, VA.
Walton Heath Golf Club extension, Walton Heath, Surrey, UK
Design for new foyer, offices and bar for Walton Heath Golf Club
Urban Strategy for Castle Vale, Birmingham, UK (Europan)
Competition Strategy and prototype design for public housing
Department of Arts & Humanities, London, UK
Schematic design for a distributed network of new teaching facilities using residual spaces in existing buildings for Brunel University, UK
UniDufour, Faculty of the Arts, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Competition design for new teaching facility in existing Lecture Center
Competition design for Master Plan for Barcelona Port expansion.
Northeast Corridor, USA
Strategic development and prototypes for 3 sites along the NE corridor, including;
RTE 34i - air rights buildings for biomedical research, New Haven Connecticut
GreenPORT - Long Island; water based transportation infrastructure
CARGO - David’s Island / New Rochelle, Off Shore Agriculture, New York
National Museum of Korea,Yongsam Family Park, Seoul, Korea Competition design for museum and park on former site of US Army Golfcourse for the National Museum of Korea.
National Glass Center, Sunderland, UK
Competition design for museum of glass manufacturing incorporating facilities for manufacture of glass for the National Glass Center.
Norwich Castle Museum Norwich, UK
Strategic plan / scheme design for hybrid - natural history museum and contemporary art gallery for The Trustees of the Tate Gallery (for the Tate in East Anglia).
Mat Building, Zorbau, Germany
Scheme design for research and development of bioremediation / land-use policy for Elpro AG.
Ahrensfelde Triangle, Berlin-Brandenburg, Germany
Research and development / scheme design for new residential and business zone for Elpro AG, Berlin and parish council of Ahrensfelde with Arup.
Utrechtsebaan Tower, The Hague, Holland
Research and development / schematic design for hybrid building spanning urban motorway for Multi Vastgoed with Arup.
Tate Gallery Liverpool, Phase 2, Liverpool, UK
Design and construction of Phase 2 including bookshop, studio and education facility, video library and reading room, information and foyer lighting system, interactive video installation (sponsored by The Henry Moore Foundation) for The Trustees of the Tate Gallery.
URBAN RESEARCH PROJECTS
Buffalo Commons plus
Taking the 1987 essay Buffalo Commons by Frank and Deborah Popper, that argues that the current use of the drier parts of the Midwestern plains is unsustainable, a detailed analysis was conducted and a graphic document was produced to document urban implications and possibilities.
Fieldwork and analysis of new urban morphology represented by Fairfax County, Virginia with a specific focus on telecommunications and e-commerce.
Minimum Global City
Based on an in depth analysis of Singapore and its spatial development since independence, a model city with a population of three million.
Interpretive Analysis of the ‘accelerated space of advanced capitalism’ as it related to recent urban development, research funded by the Graham Foundation for Advanced studies in the Arts and the Gwangju Biennale, South Korea.
STRATEGIC PLANNING CONSULTANCY (before 1998)
GCHQ Benhall Planning Study, Cheltenham, UK, offices, labs, and residential (with Symonds Group) 1998
Victoria Road East Extension (VREE) Planning Study Leicester, UK (with Symonds / NOVO) 1988
Cairo-Suez: New Town, Egypt, a city for 1 million (with Dar el Handasah /Arthur Anderson / Koetter, Kim & Associates, Boston and London (KKA)) 1988
Heron Quay Urban Design Study, London, UK, commercial and docklands (KKA), 1997
Subic Bay Urban Plan, Central Luzon, Philippines, commercial, residential, cultural and tourist destination for Subic-Olangapo, after the US Navy departure & Mt. Pinatubo eruption (with City Formation / KKA) 1996
Canon’s Marsh Urban Design Study, Bristol, UK commercial, residential and mixed-use brown-field development, (with KKA) 1992
ATOPIA SMALL WORKS, INSTALLATIONS and EXHIBITION DESIGN
Portable internet café, fabricated to fit in a suitcase
Pfx Gallery Exhibition Design, University of Bath, UK
Design of low cost exhibition space
Digital Tectonics – Communications Strategy
Web-site & graphic identity for new research program and international conference for University of Bath
Webster House, London, UK
Restructuring of an existing 19th century house + garden including structural glass addition to provide home /office and reception rooms for Easyjet CEO
Bigio House, Kent, UK
Scheme design to restructure of an existing mid 20th century “COLT” timber frame house
Gibbs Penthouse, London, UK
Scheme design of London Penthouse and offices for owner of Gibb’s Technologies
Julia Set, London, UK
Commissioned range of home<>office furniture with 11 variants for owner of Gibb’s Technologies
Nicoll House, London, UK - completed
Restructuring of an existing 19th century house + garden scope for defense correspondent for the Financial Times.
Franklin House, London, UK
Scheme design to restructure of an existing 19th century house + garden.
James Stirling Archive, London, UK
Schematic design for the restructuring of 19th century house as study center and archive of JS drawings, models, and furniture / artifacts, for James Stirling Foundation and Lady Mary Stirling.
Franklin Villa, Hvar, Croatia
Scheme design of small villa reutilizing shell of existing bunker.
Minimum Global House
Theoretical design exploring the interrelationship of soft form and ‘primitive’ materials.
Eidetic Images, Exhibition Design, Architectural Association, London.
Feinmann-Wade House, London, UK,
Restructuring of existing 19th century house and garden.
Gallery and Studio for Stuart Brisley, London, UK, 1995
Detailed design for restructuring early 20th century ‘hidden’ synagogue in Spitalfields.
Constable House London, UK – completed, 1994-5
Soft Form furniture design using bamboo and plastic.
Prague Set Furniture
Furniture system using Plywood and silk-screen images of current political events.
Tate Furniture, Tate Gallery Liverpool
Information Desk and Temporary Office Furniture System for The Trustees of the Tate Gallery
Dynamism, Exhibition Design, Tate Gallery Liverpool, UK
Futurist and Vorticist Art, in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum
Design for One Room House.
The Contemporary Cottage - awarded first prize
Prototype Live/Work house constructed as part of Ideal Home Exhibition, London (1988)
Making a Case, edited Emily Abruzzo, Gerald Bodziak, Jonathan Solomon, published 306090, 2011
Manifesto: Urban Futures Project, edited by Peter Noever, pub. MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Vienna, 2010
Ecocivility: Atopia, Exhibition Catalog, Vertical Gardens, Chupacabra Publications , Exit Art, NY, 2009
PITCH_Africa, Caderno VideoBrasil, 04, edited by Helio Hara, published Associação Cultural Videobrasil and SESC São Paulo, 2009
ATOPIA, Metropolis Changing, Biennale Catalog, Edited by Trevor Davis, Copenhagen International Theatre, published by VIA, 2009
Disarm, in VROOM, ed. Evren Uzer, Otto von Busch and Klas Ruin , published by Room Services, 2007
The In the Midst of Things Manual, exhibition catalog, pub. August Media, London, 2001
Desire - exhibition catalog, URMATS (generic version) pub. FOE156, Munich, 2000
Unquiet Urbanism - exhibition catalog, pub. White Box, New York, 1999
City, Space, Globalization - exhibition catalog, pub. University of Michigan, 1999
Hybrid / Delta (Hague Tower and Barcelona Master plan) - published in Architectural Design: AD 5/6, 1997
"XXXX": published in Production and Operativity - special issue of AB: Dessa, Slovenia, 1997
"Flatscapes" - published in Architectural Design: Anthropology and Architecture, 11/12, 1997
"The Eidos of the Times" - review by Christine Wertheim of Eidetic Images exhibition, pub.in AA Files 30, 1996
"Jane Harrison", David Turnbull published in AA Files 24, December 1992
"The Contemporary Cottage", published Architects Journal, September 1987
"The Contemporary Cottage," published Architects Journal, March 1988
"A Last Resort , RIBA International Student Competition":, published Architectural Review, July 1986
"A Gallery for Hockney and Caro, RIBA International Student Competition": publ. Architectural Review, July 1985
"A Gallery for Hockney and Caro, RIBA International Student Competition": published RIBA Journal, July 1985
"A Gallery for Hockney and Caro, RIBA International Student Competition": published AA Files 10, 1985
"Tomorrow’s Think Tank Today RIBA International Student Competition": publ. Architectural Review, July 1984
ARTICLES AND ESSAYS
“A Conversation” (1994, edited & reformatted) in Buildings and Territories; publ. Birkhauser, 2012 (in progess)
“Building 6E / University of Bath” (Scholars of Architecture,1988, edited & reformatted) in; The Smithsons, An Anthology, Ed. Max Risselada, Delft; publ. Ediciones Polygrafia, Barcelona, Spain, 2011
“To Catch the Rain (so it falls forever)” in Making a Case, published by 306090, New York
“A Provocation”: Useless: EXD_11, pub. Experimenta Design, Lisbon, 2011
“ATOPIA with Love”; in Urban Future Manifestos; published by MAK, los angeles & Vienna, 2010
“No Plan”, Catalogue Essay in Unplanned, published by Superfront, 2010
“Multiplication” (with Jane Harrison) In Dot.City, ed. Gregor Langenbrick, Bauhaus, Germany, 2004
“An Aesthetics of Calculus” in Digital Tectonics, edited by Neil Leach, David Turnbull & Chris Williams, published John Wiley/ Academy, London, 2004
“e-dialogue”, in Global Trajectories, statements for 306090/4: published by Princeton Architectural Press, 2003
“Brent_X”, Catalogue essay - published by Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK, 2002
“Smart Territories”, introductory essay for Publication of Brunico Transportation Center Competition, published Folio / Bolzano, Italy, 2001
“GMCity sm - The Genetically Modified City”, essay in Designing for a Digital World, edited by Neil Leach, published John Wiley / Academy, London, 2001
“Autonomy” - Catalogue essay - published by The National Gallery of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Also available at: www.ng_slo.si/ngeng/exhibit/arh2001/hall/nva1.htm
“Perpetually”, Catalogue essay for Spacious, an Arts Council exhibition curated by Kurt van Bellenghen, published by Battersea Arts Center, 1996
“Soc. culture; Singapore” in, Architecture of Fear, ed. Nan Ellin, published by Princeton Architectural Press, 1996
“Air Rites”, Catalogue essay for Quadratura, published by Commissions East, UK, 1995
“Conversation”, lead essay for monograph on the work of Tony Fretton and the ‘fictional’ city, published by Gustavo Gilli ,Spain - April 1995
“Approaching Death by Definition”, published in Building Design - 18 February, 1994
“There Is No Place Like Home”, published in AA Files 26, Autumn 1993
“Project and Reality: From the Building to the City”, published by 9H publications, June 1990
“Conversation with Kollhof”, Architect’s Journal, UK, published 9 August, 1989
“Ancient and Modern”, Architect’s Journal, UK, 5 July, 1989
“Art and Artifice”, Architect’s Journal, UK ,published 21 June, 1989
“A Smaller Splash”, Architect’s Journal, UK ,published 7 June, 1989
“Corridors of Power”, Architect’s Journal, UK published 29 March, 1989
“Community Performance” - Architect’s Journal, UK , published 15 March, 1989
“Hair Care Headquarters”, Architect’s Journal, UK, published 1 March, 1989
“Scholars of Architecture”, Architect’s Journal, UK, published 30 November, 1988
“Temple of Storms”, Architect’s Journal, UK, published 18 October, 1988
“Modest Munich”, Architect’s Journal, UK, published 21 September, 1988
“Studies in Evolution”, Architect’s Journal, UK, published 27 July, 1988
“Cornering the City”, Architect’s Journal, UK, published 15 June, 1988
"Analogous Architecture”, Architect’s Journal, UK, published 11 November, 1987
“Swiss Account”, Architect’s Journal, UK, published 12 August, 1987
Digital Tectonics, edited by Turnbull, Williams and Leach, published by John Wiley – Academy Editions, 2004
Games of Architecture, Architectural Design Profile 5/6 (co edited with J Harrison), published by John Wiley / Academy, 1996
LECTURES, PANELS AND PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS
City University of New York, Graduate Center, No Thing unto Itself Symposium in the Speculative Realism series, public lecture and discussion, 2011
White Box / Phaidon, NY, PITCH_AFRICA @ Sustainable Work Lab; public lecture and panel discussion at New York, USA, 2011
Yale University, School of Architecture, NO IDEAS at James Stirling Symposium, public lecture and panel discussion, 2010
NYU / Drawing Center, The Camping Stool & the Cosmic City at Xenakis, Symposium, 2009
Byzantine Museum /SARCHA, Athens, Greece, STONE SOUP at Negotiating the Un-built; Space & Democracy Conference, 2008
Joint US-China Cooperation on Clean Energy Forum, Towards a New Ruralism at JUCCCE Beijing, panel discussion, 2008
Victoria and Albert Museum, SHORT STORIES at UNESCO / RIBA Conference on Sustainability, lecture and panel discussion, 2008
Cooper Union, Irwin Chanin School of Architecture, AGENCY, debate with Marjetica Potrc and Raumlabor, 2007
NYU - Polytechnic University, NY, ATOPIA @ Really Useful Media Conference, 2006
Val Alen Institute, NY, The Good Life Roundtable, public event, 2006
Columbia University GSAPP, New York, ARCHITECTURE’S SUICIDE - public lecture, 2007
Columbia University GSAPP, New York, STONE SOUP - public lecture, 2007
Metropolis Biennale, Copenhagen Denmark, METROPOLIS IN CRISIS, public lecture and conference, 2007
Columbia University GSAPP, New York, DIGITAL TECTONICS - panel discussion with Kenneth Frampton,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, the SHIFT - panel discussion with William J. Mitchell, Branko Koleravic, Chris Williams, 2004
Columbia University GSAPP, New York, USA, ARCHITECTURE AFTER POWERPOINT - panel discussion with Reinhold Martin, Laura Kurgan, Keller Easterling, Mark Tribe, Galia Solomonoff
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,GEOMETRY & MATTER - panel discussion with Cecil Balmond, Lee Smolin, Manuel De Landa, Jesse Reiser, Alberto Perez-Gomez, 2004
T.U.Graz, Austria, LIMITS, public lecture, 2003
Victoria and Albert Museum, Evolution Style Lounge, London, ZOOMORPHIC: New Animal Architecture – panel discussion with Tom Dyckhoff (The Times, London_Architecture Critic), and Tom Verebes, OCEAN_D, in association with the RIBA, 2003
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, An INFORMAL Event - panel discussion, 2003
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, WORMHOLES - public lecture, 2002
Architecture Foundation, London, RELATION SPACE at Spatial Strategies Event, 2001
University of Bath, UK, SPAGHETTI WESTERNS – public lecture, 2001
University of Central England, UK SPAGHETTI WESTERNS – public lecture, 2001
T.U.Graz, Austria, SPAGHETTI WESTERNS – public lecture, 2001
Royal Society for the Arts, London, STRESS FOR LONDON: Informatics vs Ecology? - public lecture at ‘Planning a Greener London’ 2000
Urban Land Institute (ULI) European Conference, THE GENETICALLY MODIFIED CITY, at London Future as a Global City Conference, 2020 Session, 2000
T.U.Graz, Austria,STORIES, Diagrams, Mathematics, Plans of Action, 2000 :
University of London, Goldsmiths College, UK, STORIES, Diagrams, Mathematics, Plans of Action, 2000:
University of Toronto, Canada, WAITING, public lecture at Urban Designs Symposium, 2000
University of Central England, Birmingham, UK, CLOUDS: public lecture, 2000
Van der Velde Institute, Antwerp, Belgium, CLOUDS: public lecture, 2000
University of Toronto, Canada, CLOUDS: public lecture, 1999
Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) London, ATOPIAS, public lecture at Breeding Ideas with Form (architecture and the new technocrats) Symposium, 19999
T.U.Ghent, Belgium: PROCEDURE<>AGENCY<>TERRAIN, Workshop and public lecture, 1999
Yale University, FAQ – public lecture introduction for “REALocalisation” lecture series, 1997
University of Illinois, Chicago, SOFT CITIES 2: COLOSSUS – Public lecture at Landscape Urbanism Conference, 1997
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA, FAST CITIES, public lecture, 1997
Yale University, School of Architecture, LATER, public lecture, 1996
Architectural Association, London, WORLDWIDE WEB(S) – public lecture - 1996
Galeria DESSA, Ljubljana, Slovenia, PERPETUALLY, public lecture, 1996
Tate Gallery, London, POWERHOUSES, public lecture
University of Bath, DKNYCK14U: The Architecture of Fear, public lecture, 1995
Byam Shaw School of Art, UK, GAMES OF ARCHITECTURE, public lecture and workshop, 1996
ACSA Technology Conference, Arizona, EATING OUR WORDS, public lecture
Leeds University, UK, CODES AND CONVENTIONS, public lecture and MFA Workshop, 1993
University of Texas Arlington, USA, CASTING A COLD EYE ON REALITY, public lecture, 1992
University of Bath, UK, NATURAL HISTORIES 2, public lecture, 1990
Sheffield University, UK, RECENT WORK, public lecture, 1990
Texas A +M University, USA, NATURAL HISTORIES l, public lecture 1989
University College London, Bartlett School of Architecture, WALLS, FLOORS and CEILINGS: Kahn and Aalto, public lecture, 1988
University of Bath, UK, NEW MUSEUMS, public lecture, 1986
PUBLIC BROADCASTS ON TV, NEWS and RADIO
Pitch Africa Television Coverage:
Los Angeles Times, July 9 2010, interview with LA Times Architectural Critic, Christopher Hawthorne
Reuters, Los Angeles, July 8, 2010, David Turnbull and Jane Harrison interview with Reuters Phil Furey
KTLA, Los Angeles, July 8, 2010 - David Turnbull and Jane Harrison interview with correspondent Jesse Gary, televised on KTLA News
KABC, Los Angeles, July 9 2010
KCBS-CBS Los Angeles, July 9 2010, reported by Julie Sharp, televised: CBS 2 News
KCAL-IND Los Angeles, July 8, 2010, televised on KCAL 9 News
KTTV- FOX | KCOP-My13, Los Angeles, July 8, 2010, televised on FOX 11 Morning News
Seusl: Sri Lanka Rupavahini (TV) Corporation (State Television). Colombo, Sri Lanka, televised SEUSL Presentation to President Chandrika Kumaratunga, Cabinet members, the future President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Ministry of Education, The University Grants Commission (Sri Lanka) and The British Council – Sri Lanka, November 2005
Architecture and Fear: ABC National Radio (Australia) Arts Today, broadcast – David Turnbull in discussion with Nan Ellin and Colin Blakeley, produced by Rhiannon Brown, 1999 (2000 - transcript of interview on ABC website)
WEB DISSEMINATION (PITCH_Africa)
Selected Video Postings:
How PITCH_Africa Works -- Video-Sketch Explanation at Port of Los Angeles Media Event, Posted by the Port of Los Angeles
The Annenberg Foundation's PITCH-Africa Live Demonstration Event at Port of Los Angeles
Actress Charlize Theron Talks About PITCH_Africa, Posted by the Port of Los Angeles
PITCH_ Africa Annenberg Foundation, ATOPIA, posted by Futboleros
Sport Court California and PITCH_Africa, posted by Sport Court
Broad Range of Web Postings internationally in the categories of Business, Philanthropy, Sport, Culture, Style and Design, Social Media, Architecture, Fashion, Activism, Environment, Building Industry, International Development & Science including:
Forbes, Euro Investor, Finanz Nachrichten, Goliath, PBS, Fox News, NBC, India Times, Reuters, USA Today, LA Times Culture Monster, LACMA, LA Magazine, Fast Company, Push Institute, Curbed, Hello Cotton, Inhabitat, Treehugger, Blisstree, Trend Hunter, Word of Mouth, Umbrella of Design, World Architect, Global Architecture Guide, , e-architect, e-Oculus, Eat Soccer, Big Soccer, FC Earth Soccer Culture, Epic Freak, Diddyblog, Post-Karmic Stream, Hip-hop elements, Idealize, Design Football, Change-makers social media, Be the Change, Young Entrepreneur Support Network, Change Revolution, Earth Times, Future Blog, Environment Guru, Eco-Structure, Mother Nature Net, Green Plus, Heart Matters, Water Environment Federation, Water First International, Tap It, Black Africa, Science 2.0…
“Vertical Gardens”, part of Exit Art Social Environmental Aesthetics Program directed by Papo Colo
Exit Art, New York, 2009
AIA, San Francisco, California, 2010
AIA, Richmond, VA 2011
“Ecocivility” (in collaboration with The Harrison Studio) Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, 2009
“The Good Life” - Van Alen Institute, New York, USA, 2006
“Istanbul Fragmented: VROOM”, Istanbul Biennale, - Turkey, 2005
“Site Out of Mind” University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA, 2004
“Tomorrow” University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Fine Art, Philadelphia, USA, 2002
“Space Invaders” New British Architecture,
Experimenta Biennale, Lisbon, Portugal, 2001
Architecture Museum, Tallin, Estonia 2001
Czech Architecture Foundation, Prague, 2002
San Paulo, Brazil, 2002
TN Probe, Tokyo, Japan, 2003
Los Angeles, USA, 2003
“Desire” FOE 156, Munich, Germany, 1999
“In the midst of things” Bourneville, Birmingham, UK, 1999
“Un-quiet Urbanism” - White Box Gallery, New York, USA, 1999
“Architecture: Intimate Space The House for the 21st Century,” Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, New York, 1998 “City, Space + Globalization” University of Michigan, 1998
“Unmapping the Earth: Space/Fire” - Gwangju Biennale, Korea, 1997
“Eidetic Images” Architectural Association, Londo, 1995
“Jeunes Architectes” Salon Internationale d’Architecture, Parc de la Villette, Paris, 1990
“The Contemporary Cottage: Drawings and Models” Huntingdon Architectural Center, Bath, 1988
CURATED SYMPOSIA AND LECTURE SERIES
Curated Lecture Series, LUX - The Cooper Union, NYC, USA, 2008
participants: Claude Engle, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Linnaea Tillett, Philippe Rahm
sponsors: The Ellen & Sydney Feltman Fund, The Architectural League of New York
Symposium Chair, 4D-SPACE – ICA, London, UK, 2003,
participants: NEUTRAL, Ron Arad, SERVO / Marcelyn Gow, ARCHIS / Ole Bouman
sponsors: EYESTORM, onedotzero
Symposium Curator, Performative Effects - University of Bath, UK, Curated Symposium, 2003,
participants: Peter StJohn (Caruso St. John), Neil Leach, Indy Johar (research 00), David Hebblethwaite (BLOC), Taina Rikala
sponsor: FCBDA, London
Conference Organizer and Chair Digital Tectonics - University of Bath, UK, 2002
issue: Digital tools, implications and case studies in design and production
participants: Manuel de Landa, Greg Lynn, Bernard Cache, Mark Burry, Kristina Shea, Cecil Balmond,
sponsors: RIBA - Future Studies, ARUP, Happold Trust
Lecture Series Curator, Incongruent Ecologies, University of Bath, UK , 2002
issue: landscape practices / contemporary attitudes to environmental sustainability
participants: GrossMAX, BLOC, AA_DRL, Grant Associates, ATOPIA
sponsor: FCBDA, London
Conference Chair, E-Futures: Designing for a Digital World, RIBA, London, UK, 2001
participants: W. Mitchell, Douglas Rushkoff, Hani Rashid, Lars Spuybroek, SERVO, dECOi, AMO/OMA, AA-DRL
sponsor: RIBA Future Studies, London
Symposium Curator and Exhibition Organiser, Big Soft Orange, Yale University, USA, 1998
Issue: new strategies for housing provision - case study: The Leidsche Rijn - Holland
participants: Crimson, NL, MAX, One Architecture, Michael Speaks
sponsor: Dutch Consulate, NYC
Lecture Series Curator, REALocalisation - Yale University, USA,1997
issue: redefining the local in relation to the emergent condition of the contemporary city - bringing together contributions from the areas of psychoanalysis, cybernetics, performance art, urbanism and architecture.
participants: incl. Alluquere Rosanne Stone, Amy Landesberg & Lisa Quatrale / Liquid Incorporated, Jose Antonio Acebillo, Parveen Adams, Eric Owen Moss, Bernard Cache. James Corner, Ben van Berkel (UN Studio), Cecil Balmond
Conference Curator, Fast Cities, Royal Academy of the Arts, London, UK, 1996
issue: the accelerated space of advanced capitalism / South China
participants: including - Richard Kirby (Geography / Civic Design - Liverpool University), Herbert Giradet (Ecologist / Broadcaster, London), Dick Lee (Economist, University of London), Rem Koolhaas ( Pearl River Delta Research)
Event Moderator, 1964 -84: James Stirling at Yale, Yale University, USA, 1996
issue: Revisiting Stirling Studio student work carried out over 20 years at Yale
participants: Marion Weiss, Robert Livesey, Robert Kahn, Fred Koetter
Exhibition Curator and Event Moderator, Eidetic Images, Architectural Association, London, UK, 1995
issue: debate on issues of the Eidetic Images Exhibition
participants: including William Forsythe, Raoul Bunschoten, Mark Goulthorpe, Jane Harrison, Christine Wertheim, Alison Mark, Gordana Koralija, Alejandro Zaera-Polo,
Symposium Curator, No(w)here- Architectural Association, London, UK, 1994
issue: status of the architectural competitions in the UK
Symposium Curator and Chair, Foyers- Architectural Association, London, UK, 1994
issue: housing for young homeless people in UK
participants: Nasrine Seraji, Robert Mull, Adam Caruso.
Lecture Series Curator, HouseWork 2- Architectural Association, London, UK, 1994
issue: state of the architectural discipline in Britain – Part 2
participants: Bob Maxwell & Thomas Muirhead on work of Team X, A & P. Smithson and James Stirling
Lecture Series Curator and Symposium Chair, Retrospectives 1- The Grunt Group, Architectural Association, London, UK, 1994
issue: refocus attention on british architecture from the 1970’s
participants: Ed Jones, Jeremy Dixon, Chris Cross and Mike Gold.
Symposium Curator and Chair, I have heard the key turn..... Architectural Association, London, 1994
issue: environmental access - critique of the competition for the Attenborough Center for Disability and the Arts.
Symposium Curator, (a)topos – Architectural Association, London, UK, 1994
issue: event on the europan competition
participants: Studio 333, Jeremy Till, Donald Bates, Peter Davidson, May Hom with discussion by David Turnbull, Alejandro Zaera-Polo,Jeffrey Kipnis
Lecture Series Curator and Symposium Chair, HouseWork 1, Architectural Association, London, UK, 1993
issue: state of the architectural discipline in Britain
participants: David Turnbull, Adam Caruso and Peter St.John, David Chipperfield, Florian Beigel, Tony Fretton, Eric Parry
The Cooper Union, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture
Undergraduate Design Studios
3rd Year Coordinator and Supervisor (2011)
Thesis Supervisor and Coordinator (2006-2010)
Undergraduate Seminar: Advanced Topics
3xE: architecture at the intersection of economics, ecology & electronics
addressing the implications for architecture of the intersecting trajectories of Economics - specifically globalization, and the liberalization of markets (since the mid 1970s), Ecological questions - that are customarily seen to be at odds with development and the effects of globalization, and Electronics - the transformation of communication media, working practices and life styles, including the proliferation of electronically mediated techniques for understanding environmental processes, for design and construction, and emerging patterns of concentration and dispersal in relation to urban morphology.
The Feltman Seminar: Art, Architecture and Engineering, interdisciplinary Seminar on Light.
Graduate Pro Seminar
Introduction to Advanced Architectural Thinking for incoming Graduate Class.
Curriculum Committee for Humanities & Social Sciences, School of Architecture representative (2008-)
Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation
Graduate Advanced Design Studios:
GORGEOUS, investigating the architecture of ‘Green Philanthropy’
DIAMONDS, investigating the architecture of WEALTH
EVERYTHING, the relational architecture of everything with an IP address
AUTONOMY, implications of global desertification
Core Graduate Studios
PROTOTYPES, housing on the NE Corridor, NJ
QNS, examining the future of housing in Jamaica, Flushing, NY
BAD, examining the future of housing in Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY
MORE (of everything), The Far West, examining the future of housing in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC
Architectural Culture: from Theory to Research 1990 >
examining the scope of research culture as it has developed in architecture over the past decade and as it evolves to address new conditions.
University of Bath (UK)
AIRPORT: strategies for the future of Bristol International Airport
CANAL PLUS: A reassessment of ‘Rurality’ focused on territories defined by the Canal system of the UK and Europe
M4 E>W corridor: A 3 year project investigating the emergence of new typologies in ex-urban / post urban Britain; Year 01: Swindon, Year 02: Parkway (Bristol), Year 03: Reading – Green Park
Tutor: Urban design project addressing the implications of European funding for urban renewal in the core area of the Oporto. Portugal.
University of Pennsylvania
Advanced Graduate Studio:
1100 MARKET, an examination of the impact of a large Casino on Center City, Philadelphia exploring opportunities for hybridity and complexity on relation to form and programme.
MUSEUM, a provocation – by focussing on the theme: Duration, it will give shape to a new art institution and an experimental architecture. It aims to reformulate the typology of the Museum, to dismantle the residual, but excessively resilient notion of the Museum as Palace, to explore a renewed interest in the Museum as Machine, and set out new possibilities for the Museum as Organism.
DOW JONES +; disaster recovery accommodation for the publishers of the Wall Street Journal (sponsored by Dow Jones Inc.)
Research in Architecture (1990 -)
examining the scope of research culture as it has developed in architecture over the past decade and as it evolves to address new conditions.
Thinking through the paradigm shift in the architectural discipline generally associate with the development of digital design procedures and the emergence of innovative modes of thinking associated with non-linearity.
Architecture at the Intersection of Economics, Ecology and Electronics
addressing the implications for architecture of the intersecting trajectories of Economics - specifically globalization, and post-1970’s market liberalization. Ecological questions - customarily at odds with development and the effects of globalization, and Electronics - transformation of communication media, working practices and life styles, including the proliferation of electronically mediated techniques for understanding environmental processes, for design and construction, and emerging patterns of concentration and dispersal in relation to urban morphology.
University of Toronto
Advanced Graduate Studio
CITY<>TV: exploring the impact of telecommunications and television on the City of Toronto in the present and the “near future” using scenario planning techniques.
Advanced Graduate Studio (Post Professional (M Arch ll)
scenario planning for the city of New Haven addressing a general tendency of population reduction combined with emerging patterns of capital distribution which support the potential development of a “peri - university cloud” of R+D businesses.
The studio continued the trajectory of design research developed at the Architectural Association, focusing on the future of Ljubljana, Slovenia, recently independent (1992) and emerging as a European Network City in a miniature nation-state (3 million pop.). Strategic plans were proposed to accelerate the development of Ljubljana’s HUB status.
A reassessment of New Haven’s architectural and infrastructural legacy from 1955 onwards, the construction of the periphery in the center, opening up new possibilities for a symbiotic architecture and urbanism
Core Graduate Studios
ORCHARD 444, Cultural Center, New Haven
DMCA, the Digital Media Center for the Arts, Yale University
CABARET / TEACHERS INSTITUTE
HYBRID BUILDING, New Haven CT
The Contemporary City: CLOUDS 0.1
Fieldwork in Fairfax Co. VA, and the ongoing development of geospatial research techniques using remote sensing, GIS and WWW resources.
The Contemporary City: MEGACITIES 20/20
Research into the behavior of the largest cities in the world using remote sensing techniques, GIS and WWW resources, organized according to the schema surface<>network<>loop.
The Contemporary City: Yesterday’s Nightmares - Tomorrow’s Daydreams:
Urbanism since the Charter of Athens, a survey of the literature.
Campus Planning Committee: Architecture Representative on joint Law School, Architecture School, Urban Planning Committee to develop approach to University development.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, NY
Extension to the National Gallery of Ljubljana, Slovenia; the project engaged with issues related to the building of heavy structures for light media and the instrumental involvement of digital media in their formation.
Architectural Association, London, UK (1989-6)
A series of thematic explorations of the emergent condition of the Global City using London
as a laboratory - confronting the reconfiguration of inner city districts as thematically intensified zones, the impact of demographic “bubbles”, and the collapse of centre - periphery distinctions.
Advanced Studios (Diploma Unit 12)
FLATSCAPES : Brent Cross
Undergraduate Studios (Intermediate Unit 7)
Euston (93 - 94)
Smithfield (92 - 93)
Kilburn (91 - 92)
Unit Tutor (Diploma Unit 7)
Studio project investigating the implications of Tourism in the UK with particular reference to the proposals for the Tate Gallery - St.Ives
University of Texas, Arlington, USA
Visiting Graduate Studio (with Jane Harrison)
EATING OUR WORDS
Analysis of morphologies of suburban strip morphologies culminating in design of a restaurant
Texas A&M University, USA
Visiting Graduate Studio
Using Max Ernst’s 1926 publication ‘Une Histoire Naturelle’, and the Boyle Family’s project ‘Journey to the Surface of the Earth’ as a starting point, a close-up study of campus was made.
The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College, London, UK
Range of projects for second year, undergraduate BSc