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Richard Turlington

Richard Turlington is the principal of Richard Turlington Architects.  He is involved in every aspect of every project.  Over the last 37 years Richard has dedicated his life to his craft; understanding space, the techniques of assembling materials and the personal and political dynamics involved with building buildings.

He has worked in the architectural profession since July 7, 1980 when he started as an entry level draftsman working for his uncle in a small town in rural Florida.  Prior to 1980 he spent his formative years working with his hands helping his father and uncle with construction, building their own home and then his own car which he still cherishes to this day.  From 1980 to 1987 Richard worked full time for local architects while attending the University of Florida in Gainesville, graduating with a Bachelor of Design with high honors.  As he gained experience and applied his knowledge of construction to his work, he was given the responsibility of managing the architectural office of his professor, Karl Thorne, at the early age of 24.

In 1987, Richard moved to Connecticut to continue his architectural endeavors and became a registered architect in Connecticut in 1989.  In 1994 he started Albis Turlington Architects LLC where he and his partner had a successful practice in New Haven until 2008.  

In 2008 Richard Turlington Architects Inc was formed and has been thriving in New Haven Connecticut ever since.  Thoroughly enjoying working with clients, contractors and his talented team he strives to design thoughtfully and holistically, considering the users and community where any structure is built.


Richard is involved in the professional community, holding positions as Board Member, Treasurer, Vice President and eventually President of the CT chapter of the American Institute of Architects.  Richard also sits on the ethics committee of the CT AIA. 

Richard is registered in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Florida, and Hawaii, NCARB certification, member of the CT AIA, RIBA and holds a LEED Green Associate certification.

Richard is an avid world traveler and takes every opportunity to learn more about the influence of history on the built environments all around the world.  Richard makes time every week to give back to his community by volunteering with the blind.  Reading a book a week, he is always learning and includes new lessons in how to integrate and unify communities.