Lewis Clarke Oral Histories | Jerry Turner

Jerry Turner

Interview with Jerry Turner, landscape architect and planner

Interviewer: Yona R. Owens
Location: Raleigh, N.C.
Interview Date: Thursday, November 6, 2008

A North Carolina native, Turner graduated from the North Carolina State University School (now College) of Design in 1959 in landscape architecture. His classmates in the five year program were Charlie Burkhead and Lindsay Cox. At first headed toward architecture, Turner was attracted to the design component of landscape architecture as it was being taught by Lewis Clarke. After graduation, Turner worked for Godwin and Bell, followed by a position with the N.C. Department of Conservation and Development. He opened his own practice, Jerry Turner & Associates, Inc. in 1967. His firm has been in continuous operation since that date making it one of the oldest active landscape architecture firms in the state. In 1997, Turner was accepted as a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

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