New Haven design firm celebrates the art of creating Architecture by combining high level design with advanced technical knowledge.


Meet the Founder

Richard Turlington AIA NCARB RIBA

Mr. Turlington is a registered architect in 10 states throughout the US, including all of New England, New York, Florida and others, a member of NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards)  and a member of RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) and the AIA (American Institute of Architects).

Richard has been a registered architect in the USA since 1989, he has been actively involved in the Connecticut chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and has held various leadership positions within the organization, including Treasurer, Vice President, and President.  

Richard has dedicated his life to his craft; understanding space, the technics of assembling materials and the personal and political dynamics involved with the collaborative effort in erecting buildings.  Richard has been recognized by his peers through numerous awards, publications and a recent PBS documentary for his work in the US.  Richard has also led several design teams across Southeast Asia garnering international acclaim.

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Areas of Expertise


The New haven based firm, Richard Turlington Architects has been involved in the design of Educational institutions for over 30 years. Whenever Richard Turlington Architects has the opportunity to provide architectural and design services for an educational setting we approach them with wellness and learning in mind. Wellness is a thread that weaves through all of our work and is especially important in educational settings. This is paramount because a learning environment needs to be conducive to just that. Library’s need to be easily navigated but also include enclaves for private study groups. Labs need to be functional and safe but feel invigorating to the students and to the teacher’s senses.

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Interior Design

Connecticut architecture firm Richard Turlington Architects, is a full service design firm that has continually provided the highest quality interior design services over the last few decades. Projects ranging from residential, Institutional, Commercial, healthcare, restaurants, offices, retail stores, educational settings and more. We use materials that we are proud of and that fit specifically into each individual design. Interior design projects are fun and exciting times to work with clients as true expressions of individual personalities get a chance to be explored. From a bedroom to a board room each finish is special.

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Healthcare Design

Richard Turlington Architects, based in New Haven Connecticut, practices healthcare design in a completely holistic approach by considering the needs, goals and feelings of both the patients and the practitioners. When creating a space that patients and professionals will spend time in, Richard Turlington Architect’s goals include creating tranquil environments that lend to healing. We have utilized this method of design for mental health hospitals, Oncology suites, exam rooms and in every other healthcare design we have created.

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