Two New Faculty Members Join the College

Two New Faculty Members Join the College

By Kerry McCullough

July 14, 2020

Salvador Lindquist and  Sonya Türkman

The College of Architecture welcomes two new faculty members: Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Salvador Lindquist and Assistant Professor of Interior Design Sonya Türkman.

Previously, Lindquist served as a lecturer for the Landscape Architecture Program teaching an undergraduate design studio and landscape architecture site systems. Prior to working with UNL, Lindquist practiced as a licensed landscape architect and urban designer at SmithGroup in Ann Arbor, Michigan, working on projects at a multitude of scales, from regional planning to site design.

Lindquist co-founded Context, a design and research collaborative that explores relational systems thinking at various scales – urbanism, landscape, architecture, object – as a way to provide contextually-driven urban research through exhibition and project work.

His area of research is in landscape performance, environmental justice, equitable design and visual representation with a particular interest in post-industrial landscapes, shrinking cities and marginalized communities. This fall Lindquist will be teaching one of the signature DSGN 410 Collaborate Studios.

Lindquist earned a Masters in Urban Design with high distinction from the University of Michigan and a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Before joining the College of Architecture, Türkman was a lecturer at Istanbul Technical University for their Interior Architecture department teaching interior architecture undergraduate and graduate studios and theoretical courses such as research statistics, design ethics and technical drawing.

Türkman plans to continue her research studying the physical and digital modalities of design education with a particular focus on creativity. This area is in need of both more empirical and theoretical work within the interior design realm. In addition to her research, Türkman will be teaching IDES 310: Interior Design Studio III this fall.

Türkman has a Doctorate of Philosophy in Art from The University of Georgia, a Masters of Arts in Interior Design from The Savannah College of Art and Design and a Bachelors of Business Administration from The University of Georgia.

"We are fortunate to have these talented individuals join our college, to continue their academic careers and exciting research paths, and to contribute to the rich curriculum and content we provide our students," commented Katherine Ankerson, College of Architecture Dean.