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Hunter Tura is the president and CEO of Bruce Mau Design, where he is responsible for driving global growth in all business sectors and expanding the legacy of the BMD brand. Under his leadership BMD has clarified its service offerings, expanded its network of collaborative partners, and actively pursued new markets.
He has taken on the task of advancing its role in conversations around contemporary design, design education, and rethinking the contemporary design organization. Tura has directed several creative business initiatives, including recent BMD collaborations for GE, Unilever, Starwood, Holt Renfrew, the Oprah Winfrey Network, Coca-Cola, McDonald's, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, the Smithsonian Institution, and OCAD University in Toronto.
Prior to joining BMD, Tura was managing director at 2x4 Inc., responsible for leading operational and strategic business efforts in the U.S. and China. Before that he was a designer at Rockwell Group / Studio Red in New York and has worked in the office of AMO / Rem Koolhaas.
He has served on the design faculty of the University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University, and the Boston Architectural College. He received his master of architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is currently a trustee of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in New York and serves on the board of TASSMEEM, a publication dedicated to the exchange of creative research in the Middle East.
Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.
The 2012-13 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4 Architecture; Perkins+Will; Pfau Long Architecture Ltd.; STUDIOS Architecture; WSP Flack+Kurtz; ARCH Art Supply; BraytonHughes Design Studios; GCI; Long & Levit LLP; SFMOMA A+D Forum; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; Blasen Landscape Architecture; John A. Raeber, Architectural Specifications; and Ratcliff.