Logan Tuura

Logan Tuura

Atlanta, GA, US



“A city is a place where a small boy, as he walks through it, may see something that will tell him what he wants to do with his life.”     - Louis Kahn

Since a young age, I have known what I want to do with my life.  My passion for architecture and urban design drives me. Facing the challenges and problem solving of each discipline invigorates me. Both architecture and urban design present many opportunities to help solve issues at many scales, from details on local projects to global issues such as sustainability.  I am very grateful my education and working experience has helped me develop my skills to face the challenges that design presents. I'm also excited by the future, and I look forward to the prospect to continue to learn and develop my skills through my career path. Design has the ability to lift the human spirit, and I yearn for opportunity to serve clients, the community and the world through strong, sustainable, and uplifting design.

In May 2011, I graduated with a B.S. in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Currently, I am a graduate student at Georgia Tech in the dual Masters of Architecture and Masters of City and Regional Planning program and will graduate in May 2014.

Outside of my design passions, I enjoy skiing, drumming for my band, Vincent the Dog, mountain biking, running, and geology. 



Knight Architects, Inc., Atlanta, GA, US, Architectural Intern

I provided assistance for the interior design and construction documents for the Ministry of Defense in and Presidential Information Center in Kabul, Afghanistan, as well as assistance with design, construction documents, and renderings for several local projects.

May 2013 - current

Atlanta Regional Commission, Atlanta, GA, US, Community Choices Intern

I provided technical assistance to three communities in the Atlanta Region including reviews of overlay districts and quality growth audits to ensure compatibility between comprehensive plans and zoning ordinances.

May 2012 - May 2013

Knight Architects, Inc., Atlanta, GA, US, Architectural Intern

The position entailed schematic design of a field house, as well as design and rendering for two healthcare projects.

May 2011 - Aug 2011


Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, US, MArch, Dual Degree Program | M.Arch + MCRP

I am currently enrolled in the Masters of Architecture and Masters of City and Regional Planning dual degree program at Georgia Tech. The opportunity to study in a dual degree program has been invaluable for my education and experience, offering opportunities to study from multiple points of view. Each program has informed the other in my education to strengthen my design skills, understanding, and planning perspective. My specialization under the MCRP degree is urban design, with features a curriculum that includes urban design theory, urban design policy, the relationship of land use to transportation, and several urban design workshops and studios. I have had the opportunity to participate in architecture studios that center on urban conditions, to design both a high school in Midtown Atlanta and dormitories for Georgia State University in Downtown Atlanta. The urban design studios have ranged from subdivision regulations in rural Moreland, GA, to sea level rise adaptation in Savannah, GA to my current international urban design studio to design a new town in Shuidong Bay, Guangdong, China. I look forward to graduating in May 2014 and continuing to learn throughout my professional experiences.

Aug 2011 - current

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, US, Bachelors, B.S. in Architecture

Georgia Tech's undergraduate architecture program provided me a wide range of studio projects to learn design, including residential, institutional, mixed-use, and urban design projects. While these projects, along with the core architectural curriculum, helped form a strong foundation for my education, my focus centered on urban conditions as they relate to architecture and urban design. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work in an urban design studio with the Brookwood Alliance (Alliance of three in-town Atlanta neighborhoods) and to study Retrofitting Suburbia with Ellen Dunham-Jones. These opportunities along with the curriculum studied to earn a Certificate in Land Development, influenced me to return to Georgia Tech for graduate school to pursue both a Masters in Architecture and a Masters in City and Regional Planning through the College of Architecture's dual degree program.

Aug 2006 - May 2011


Finalist - Gerald D. Hines Urban Land Institute Student Urban Design Competition, Other

My team is currently a finalist in the Gerald D. Hines ULI Student Urban Design Competition. Jurors selected the top 4 teams from 163 entries from across North America to advance to the finalist stage where teams will enhance their proposals and present their projects on April 3rd, when the winner will be determined.

View the description and the Competition Stage boards from my team's entry here:


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