Turner appoints new managing director and three directors

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Nick Turner and Karl May of Turner.

Nick Turner and Karl May of Turner. Image: Courtesy Turner

Architectural firm Turner has appointed Karl May as managing director, and Dan Szwaj, Kevin Driver and Stephen Cox have been appointed as directors of the practice. 

May will work alongside principal Nick Turner. May and Turner have worked together since 1998 and since the inception of Turner in 2001, when the practice was known as Turner and Associates and had just seven staff.

“[May’s] inherent understanding of the practice, its structure, culture and systems, means he is perfectly placed to direct Turner in this new era of growth,” said Turner.

May recently spent time living and working in New York, which helped form his perspective and understanding of “getting the framework right” to enable creativity to flourish.

“The Australian market is more progressive than the US, with better planning and development standards. There are really interesting and innovative projects right here in Sydney,” said May.

“In this new position, I am focusing on what makes Turner successful, looking at ways to increase this and develop a framework to enable future growth and quality.”

Szwaj, Driver and Cox will take on expanded management and design roles in their new director positions.


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