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Aras Burak

Aras Burak

Dubai, UAE

 

About 

1985 born Massachusetts, USA. Turkish-American architect (RIBA 2, AA Dipl.) Founded Building Office in 2006 in London, UK. Worked at OMA Rotterdam and Dubai offices. Currently working as architect in Perkins+Will, Dubai.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Perkins+Will, Dubai, Architect

Jul 2017 - current
 

Building Office, Founder

Obama Library
Kepenek Masterplan
Kurbagalidere Masterplan
Guggenheim Helsinki

Nov 2006 - current
 

SSH, Dubai, AE, Senior Architect

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

Jul 2016 - Jul 2017
 

OMA, Dubai, 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, RIBA Part 2 Architect

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

Jan 2014 - Feb 2015
 

Brisac Gonzalez Architects, Competition Assistant

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

Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
 

OMA, Rotterdam, Intern

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

Nov 2007 - May 2008
 

GAD ARCHITECTURE, Intern

GAD worldwide web
Turkbuku Bath, Bodrum

Jun 2002 - Sep 2002
 

Education 

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
 

Awards 

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.

2015
 

Areas of Specialization