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Nurhan Gokturk is an artist and urban designer, originally from Queens, working in New Orleans and New York City. He received his Master's Degree from Harvard Design School and his Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute. He is the Director of Innovation at Terreform ONE. Additionally, he is a partner at Planetary ONE where he has been a leader in various projects on urban design including, "Super Docking". Nurhan founded Hometime L.L.C., which he introduced and developed the first New Orleans style modular home. He then conceived of Project2020, an initiative to develop 2,020 modular homes as infill strategy on blighted and abandoned lots. Previously, he held the positions of a senior designer at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, and at Kohn, Pederson and Fox both in NY. In 1997, Nurhan coordinated the first major Habitat for Humanity Buckminster Fuller Design Science Exhibition in Istanbul. Most notably, Nurhan has been interviewed on NPR for "Dog days of Summer". He has been featured in Metropolis Magazine, and awarded Gambit's Top 40 under 40 in 2004. Nurhan was a contributing artist to the Louisiana SPCA "Paw's on Parade" auction in 2012. Currently, Nurhan is working on a series of watercolors visualizing the city and work of the late composer John Cage.
Terreform ONE, Brooklyn, NY, US, Director of Innovation
Planetary ONE, Co-Founder
Harvard University, Architecture and Urban Design
Pratt Institute, BArch, Architecture