At New Havens, Richard Turlington Architects, all art is subjective and borne through the eyes of its creator resulting in a story that issues a response from its readers. Architecture, which is art, is far more complicated than the journey of one person’s creative process in so far as collaboration becomes its own art form. And it is in this area that sets all architects and designers apart.
Richard Turlington Architects expects our work to evoke beauty as part of our inherent cultural paradigm; this is a tenet of our existence and is naturally built into everything we touch. Our entire body of work, whether as chief designers, technical consultants or construction overseers, expresses our fervor and knowledge for creating wonderment from the built environment.
What sets us apart from our peers is based in the “how” of what we do, not in the aesthetic of the product. Each project is treated as an iterative collaboration between the client, design team and the construction team. Each project assumes programmatic uniqueness with site specific environmental demands and is constrained by budget and schedule. We imbue our extensive technical knowledge of the myriad construction systems our modern buildings rely on to function properly. We rigorously protect our clients from the unknown aspects of construction and the risks of investing in an idea. We draw out the best services from our consultants by thoroughly coordinating the multitude of building systems and structures into the design before construction starts. We balance our clients’ budgetary constraints with the design parameters very seriously throughout the design process. We are sensitive to contractors’ anxieties regarding technical problems on the job site and are skilled at mitigating while maintaining the design intent. Lastly, and most importantly, we love the physical art of building and spend a fair amount of time playing in the dirt; our hands are often dirty and callused. This familiarity with actual construction processes exposes us to the realistic, hands-on nature of our profession and what it takes to get a building built. The results are projects that our Clients are proud of, they have been invested in its creation and, in turn, we garner the respect of the contractors building our work.