We are not satisfied with either/ or solutions. We strive for both. Architecture should be functional and unexpected, engaged and poetic, experimental and affordable. We believe in the power of architecture to not only be a perfectly functioning background, but also to have the ability to challenge our perception of everyday life, question our beliefs about our surroundings and, at times, shock and surprise us.
We now have the technology to create complex scenarios and structures that have the ability to respond to various, sometimes contradictory, elements. We explore all forms of contemporary culture to challenge our own knowledge on program, structure, site and sustainability, to create an architecture responding to the specific requirements of the client and project.
We don't strive for expertise on a single program or function. We are committed to have projects with different functions and various scales in our studio.
We believe in cross pollination between commercial, residential and institutional projects. Every project sets a new trajectory to experiment untouched territories, built on over a decade of experience.
Koray Duman, AlA, LEED is originally from Turkey where he earned a BArch from Middle Eastern Technical University. Koray furthered his studies at UCLA Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design with a masters degree in Architecture. He previously worked for Frederick Fisher in Los Angeles. In 2009, he established Sayigh Duman Architects. In June 2013, the firm transitioned into the current entity, Buro Koray Duman. Koray's work has been exhibited internationally and featured in publications including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Interior Design Magazine, Architectural Record and Dwell. He has participated as a visiting critic and lecturer at schools including The New School, UCLA, USC and Columbia.
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