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NOCA MODERN Architect Detail

Charles Moore and William Turnbull became acquainted during graduate school at Princeton in late 1950s, where they both studied under Louis Kahn. In 1963 the pair teamed up with fellow Princeton student Donlyn Lyndon and Richard Whitaker to form MLTW. The firm, along with landscape architect Lawrence Halprin, garnered immediate recognition for their 1964 master plan of the Sea Ranch community on the Northern California coast. To this day, Sea Ranch is internationally recognized as an outstanding example of successful environmentally sensitive architecture and planning. Moore, Lyndon, and Whitaker had all left MLTW by 1970, yet William Turnbull continued to collaborate with Charles Moore on many projects, including Kresge College. Charles Moore and Donlyn Lyndon both taught architecture at U.C. Berkeley. Charles Moore received the American Institute of Architects’ prestigious Gold Medal.



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