Jen Turner grew up in Sugar Land, Texas. She graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Texas in Austin and then moved to New York City to work for Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects for the next eleven years.
During that time she was an integral team member on award-winning projects: the C.V. Starr East Asian Library at UC Berkeley, the American Folk Art Museum and the Mattin Cultural Arts Center at Johns Hopkins University. She was also project architect for two Manhattan residences and the Robin Hood Foundation library for P.S. 101 in Harlem, which won a New York AIA award.
Jen, a registered architect, established her multi-disciplinary studio in 2009. In addition to completing architecture projects in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Austin, Texas, she has developed several public-art proposals and collaborated with NYC-based Pure+Applied on seven museum exhibitions, beginning with Liquid Stone, an exhibit at the National Building Museum, in Washington, D.C., designed by TWBTA.
She is a regular contributor to various publications, and her designs have been featured in The New York Times, Dwell, Lucky and ReadyMade magazines.