Turner Brooks

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Professor Adjunct
Yale School of Architecture; Principal, Turner Brooks Architects

Mr. Brooks is a principal of Turner Brooks Architects, based in New Haven. The firm, established in Starksboro, Vermont, in 1972, initially designed (and often built) small houses and community facilities local to the area. The firm’s current work includes a 24,000-square-foot structure to house the arts program, including performing arts, at the rural campus of the Burgundy Farm Country Day School in Alexandria, Virginia; and a new building for the performing arts at the campus of Cold Spring School in New Haven, currently under construction. Completed work includes a house in the Catskills for two geologists and family; the Cushing Collection at the Yale School of Medicine, a small museum and archive space exhibiting the work and collections of the pioneering brain surgeon Dr. Harvey Cushing; a new campus that includes housing and community facilities at an institution for the treatment of children with autism spectrum disorder in Harris, New York; student housing at Marlboro College in Vermont; the Gilder Boathouse for Yale University; the Richard W. Woolworth Library of the Stonington Historical Society; and the Gates Center for the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. The monograph Turner Brooks: Work was published in 1995. His work also has been featured in books and magazines domestically and abroad and in an exhibition at Middlebury College in December of 2010. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Graham Foundation, and he was awarded a Mid-Career Rome Prize Fellowship in 1984. He has taught at Carnegie Mellon University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University of Miami, Middlebury College, and the University of Vermont.