Bio

Thomas Lee Turman

Tom worked for architecture and engineering firms in Colorado and San Francisco and has had a private practice in the Bay Area for over 30 years.  He has worked on projects as large as the Hyatt at Union Square and as small as a 340 square foot tea house.

He has taught at The A.A. in London, U.C. Berkeley, CCA and was department chair at the Architecture/ Engineering Dept. at Laney College in Oakland for 30 years, where Thomas was also awarded Teacher of the Year in 1999. His book “TEACHER-Stories to be Read and Graded by Friday” is a humorous and realistic look at teaching.

In the mid 60’s, under the direction of Buckminster Fuller, he helped start a school of architecture in Ghana, West Africa.  His book “WAWA- West Africa Wins Again” chronicles the trials and tribulations of such an undertaking.

His most recent project, a Tea House in Berkeley, won an award from Residential Design and Build Magazine.

 

 

 

Thomas L. Turman interview on Peralta TV

Thomas Lee Turman

Tom worked for architecture and engineering firms in Colorado and San Francisco and has had a private practice in the Bay Area for over 30 years. He has worked on projects as large as the Hyatt at Union Square and as small as a 340 square foot tea house. READ MORE
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