Turner appoints new managing director and three directors

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.

Related topics

More people

See all
Emlyn Olaver founded Olaver Architecture after garnering valuable design experience. One to Watch: Olaver Architecture

Olaver Architecture founder Emlyn Olaver draws on a diverse range of influences, including French New Wave film and inner-city skateboarding.

Karen Alcock, director of MA Architects. Wisdom of youth: MA Architects

A practice growing out of its “teenage years,” MA Architects is ready to evolve its language and move on to new things.

Dobie house, Buderim, 1972. The inspirations and convictions of a ‘bloody rebel’ – Gabriel Poole

In November 2015, the late Gabriel Poole sat down with academic Elizabeth Musgrave and Lindsay Clare for a wide ranging interview. This edited transcript is …

South Australian graduate Matthew Alfred. Graduate wins travelling fellowship to research ‘radical practice’

Matthew Alfred is a graduate of the University of Adelaide and is currently working at ARM Architecture’s Adelaide office.

Most read

Latest on site