Julie Turgeon
 
I grew up between two places that could not have been more different from each other: the 70s-era tract home suburbs of Chicago and a rural village in southern Belgium––once part of an archipelago of bustling mining communities, but today a sleepy post-industrial hamlet. Navigating between these homes fueled my interest in understanding the processes and policies informing their development. This curiosity led me to study art and architectural history at the University of California, Berkeley, then to the Yale School of Architecture, where I fell in love with the design process. I love to transform nebulous ideas into concrete plans, and believe in design as a way to challenge the status quo. I am passionate about solving complex problems at the intersection of society and technology.

Outside of design, I am a founding editor of an architectural journalism cooperative, The New York Review of Architecture. I also serve on the board of the Yale School of Architecture’s student-run often-weekly broadsheet, Paprika, and was previously architecture editor at Palimpsest. You’re likely to spot me museum-hopping, devouring a book, trying to beat my latest crossword solve record (5m 15s). 

Currently based in: 
Chicago, IL
Berkeley, CA
San Francisco, CA
New Haven, CT
Tretten, Norway
︎ New York City