Aras Burak

Aras Burak

New York, NY, US



1985 born Massachusetts, USA. Turkish-American architect (RIBA 2, AA Dipl.) Founded Building Office in 2006 in London, UK. Worked at OMA Rotterdam, Dubai and New York offices.



OMA (The Office for Metropolitan Architecture), New York, NY, US, Architect

88 Seaport, Boston / USA, Design Development
Confidential Football Stadium, Japan, Concept, SD,DD
Confidential Mixed-use Tower Project, Japan, Concept
Dior in Japan, Concept

Oct 2021 - current

Building Office, Founder

Obama Library
Kepenek Masterplan
Kurbagalidere Masterplan
Guggenheim Helsinki

Nov 2006 - current

Perkins&Will, Dubai, AE, Architect

Makkah Rou'a Al Haram, Saudi Arabia
Aldar Reflection Tower, Abu Dhabi / UAE
Bank Headquarters in Riyadh / Saudi Arabia, Concept and Schematic Design
Grove Mall, Abu Dhabi / UAE Competition Entry

Jul 2017 - Oct 2019

SSH, Dubai, AE, Senior Architect

Tower 13 - Concept Design
Address Hotel RAK - Concept Design, Schematic Design

Jul 2016 - Jul 2017

OMA (The Office for Metropolitan Architecture), Dubai, AE, Junior Architect

Alserkal Concrete - Preconcept, Concept, Schematic Design Stages
Istanbul Courtyard Tower - Concept Design
Theatre District Tower - Concept Design

Feb 2015 - May 2016

Dan Brunn Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, US, RIBA Part 2 Architect

James Jean House - Concept Design, Schematic Design
Hillgrove Place - Detail Design

Jan 2014 - Feb 2015

Brisac Gonzalez Architects, London, GB, Competition Assistant

Pajol Sports Center, Paris
Peacock Visual Arts Center, Aberdeen
Residential Complex Competition Project, Paris

Nov 2009 - Mar 2010

OMA (The Office for Metropolitan Architecture), Rotterdam, NL, Intern

Al Faisallah Hotel & Offices Competition, Riyadh
Education City Headquarters, Qatar

Nov 2007 - May 2008


Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), AA Diploma, RIBA Part 2

Inter 6, Jonathan Dawes (Disruptive Pattern Material)
Diploma 9, Natasha Sandmeier + Monia de Marchi (Iconic Fictions)
Diploma 3, Peter Karl Becher + Matthew Howland (Completing Beauvais Cathedral)
Diploma 8, Eugene Han (Corporate Domain)

Sep 2008 - Jul 2012

University of East London, BArch, BSc (Hons) Architecture, RIBA Part 1

Unit D, Jeff Turko + Anthony Lipthay (Seed Project)
Unit E, Jonathan Dawes + Masashi Kajita (Scissors Paper Stone)
Unit D, Jeff Turko + Thomas Modeen (Dwelling)

Sep 2003 - Jun 2007


Young Architect of the Year in the Middle East, Nomination

Nominated and shortlisted for the Young Architect of the Year in the Middle East by the most recognized architecture magazine / website in the Middle East, Middle East Architect.


Presidential Libraries: Designing A Legacy, 1st Place

In preparation for President Obama’s presidential library, two sites in Chicago – one in New York and one in Honolulu – were proposed as possible locations. The choices made by the president and his advisors about the library’s location, design and function will help shape his post-presidential legacy.

In order to foster debate about the use and purpose of this unique building type, the Chicago Architectural Club challenged local architects to rethink and redefine the Obama Presidential Library on a hypothetical site in downtown Chicago. This exhibition features winners and honorable mentions of Chicago Architectural Club’s 2014 Chicago Prize design competition.

Winners of the competition were announced at the opening reception of the exhibition at CAF on Feb. 3, 2015.


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