Hans Tursack is a designer and artist from Philadelphia, PA. He received a B.F.A. in studio art from the Cooper Union School of Art, and an M.Arch from the Princeton University School of Architecture where he was the recipient of the Underwood Thesis Prize. He recently received the Willard A. Oberdick teaching/design fellowship from the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture where he is currently a lecturer. Before coming to Michigan, Hans worked in the offices of LEVENBETTS Architects, SAA/Stan Allen Architecture, and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. His writing and scholarly work have appeared in Pidgin Magazine, Thresholds Journal, Log Journal, Dimensions Journal, Archinect, and the Architects Newspaper. His visual work has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. He served as the 2018-2019 Pietro Belluschi Research Fellow at the MIT School of Architecture + Planning.
Hans Tursack worked in the Putnam studio.
The Graphics Studio, converted to its present use in 1972–1974 through a grant from the Putnam Foundation, originally served the property as both a power house and pump house. Well water was pumped from a large cistern to Hillcrest, the Foreman’s Cottage, and the lower buildings closer to Union Street. Inside the building, an engine powered…