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Works Allewelt House, at near Madera, California, 1977.
Hines House, at Sea Ranch, California, 1967.
Sea Ranch Condominium, at Sea Ranch, California, 1964 to 1965.
Kresge College, at Santa Cruz, California, 1972 to 1974.
Lawrence House, at Sea Ranch, California, 1966.
UCSB Faculty Club, at Santa Barbara, California, 1969.

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William Turnbull/ MLTW

(Turnbull—b. New York, New York, 1 April, 1935; d. 26 June, 1997)

William Turnbull, Jr. was born in New York City in 1935. He studied at Princeton University and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. After serving in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, he worked for Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill in San Francisco. In 1963 he became a partner in the newly established firm of Moore, Lyndon, Turnbull, and Whitaker (MLTW). Beginning in 1970 he was a principal of MLTW/Turnbull Associates. Later he was a principal in the firm of Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects.

Turnbull believed that an architect should successfully create a sense of place, while remaining sensitive to the unique qualities of each client and site. Since the concept for each building depends on the existing environment, he pays particular attention to topography, microclimate, and vegetation. He also listens to the desires and requirements of owners and users.

Turnbull created buildings that symbolically describe both the existing and conceived systems of shelter, program, site, climate, traditions, and circulation. He believed that architecture should delight the mind, respect the purse, and consume the intellect. He also believed that architecture should create memorable and modern settings out of ordinary and historical elements.

References
Muriel Emmanuel. Contemporary Architects. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1980. ISBN 0-312-16635-4. NA680.C625.

Ruth A Peltason. 100 Contemporary Architects. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 0-8109-3661-5. NA2700.L26.

See also MLTW and Moore and Turnbull - MLTW.

Resources Sources on William Turnbull/ MLTW

"William Turnbull - Buildings in the Landscape", by Donylyn Lyndon, ArchitectureWeek No. 50, 2001.0516, pC2.1.

William Stout and Dung Ngo, ed. William Turnbull, Jr.: Buildings in the Landscape. San Francisco: William Stout Publishers, Inc., 2000. ISBN 0-9651144-0-6. NA737.T87 A4 2000. 720'.92-dc21. — Available at Amazon.com

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