Atacan Kutlu

Atacan Kutlu

New York, NY, US

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After graduating from a french high school, I have started my architectural journey in Istanbul Bilgi University in 2013. From the first year of college, I have been improving myself in CAD and 3D modeling/rendering softwares such as AutoCAD, Rhino, V-Ray, Grasshopper, Lumion, SketchUp, Cinema 4D. Plus, I have had a lot of experience with Adobe softwares such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects and Premiere. During my undergraduate years, I have done summer internships in different firms where I had experience in both construction site and office. In these internships, the projects that I was involved in were residential and hospitality. In 2017, right after I graduated from college, I have started my masters of architecture degree in Parsons School of Design with advanced placement where I had a lot of experience from different disciplines such as lighting design, environmental design, urban design, sustainability, healthy materials, motion graphics and artificial intelligence. In 2018, I have taken the design/build studio where we worked as a group of nine people starting from initial programming and  schematic design through construction phase. In this project I have acquired experience in client relationships, design development, construction documentation and administration, building permit and field work. The contribution that I have done for the project has ranged from creating conceptual renderings to technical drawings for DOB and budgeting. In addition, I worked as an AutoCAD, Rhino, V-Ray and SketchUp tutor, a student worker in woodshop and a research assistant while I was pursuing my studies at Parsons. Having these three jobs at the same time with my masters studies also improved my multitasking skills a lot. 



Nerton Constructin INC, New York, NY, US, Construction Project Manager

Managing a construction phase of a residential renovation project in the Upper West Side.
Responsible of communication with architects and designers, coordination with sub-contractors, supervision of the practice that is
being done at the construction site such as:

‐ Wall framing
‐ Carpentry / Millwork / Wood Flooring
‐ Tiling work
‐ Installation of appliances and fireplace
‐ Mechanical, electrical, plumbing work and inspections.
‐ Plastering and painting

Plus, coordination of all this work with the construction documents.

Jun 2020 - current

William Architect, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Worked on multiple residential renovation projects. Acquired one-to-one experience with the principal architect.
‐ Construction documentation of multiple projects
‐ Design
‐ Model making
‐ Producing 3D renderings
‐ Spec sheet preparation
- Researching building and zoning codes
‐ Coordination with contractors
‐ Bid Comparison
‐ Attending client meetings
‐ Taking templates from construction sites

Dec 2019 - Jun 2020

The New School, New York, NY, US, Research Assistant

Produced renderings for an apartment renovation on the upper west side, Manhattan.

Feb 2019 - May 2019

The New School, New York, CAD Tutor

Assisted students in AutoCAD, Rhino, SketchUp and Vray to support their project work.

Sep 2018 - May 2019

The New School, New York, NY, US, Student Assistant at the Making Center

Acquired experience in using, maintaining a variety of tools.

Sep 2018 - May 2019

The New School, New York, Design/Build Student Worker

A group project starting from initial programming and schematic design through construction
phase. Acquired experience in client relationships, design development, construction documentation, building permit and field work.

‐ Producing 3D renderings for client presentations
‐ Developing construction documents for DOB permit
‐ Researching building and zoning codes
‐ Communicating with manufacturers and project management
- Reviewing specsheets and editing drawings accordingly
‐ Budgeting
‐ Construction site management

Jan 2018 - Sep 2018

Mimarlar Project Office, Istanbul, TR, Design Intern

Developed construction documents (detailed plans, sections, elevations and blow up sections) of a hotel
project. Created solutions for the details of the construction and architectural finishes. Acquired one-to-one experience with the
principal architects.

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

AYCOKA Construction Company, Istanbul, TR, Construction Site Intern

Acquired practical experience in the excavation of the land, pouring the foundation, framing the steel, concrete flooring, roofing, mechanical and electrical applications.

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Knauf, Istanbul, TR, Architectural Trainee

Acquired practical training on the design and construction of plasterboard systems including partitions, wall linings, suspended ceilings, fire protection, and shaft wall. Certificated for plasterboard applications.

Jun 2014 - Jul 2014


The New School, New York, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Advanced Placement.

Aug 2017 - May 2019

Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, TR, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2013 - Jun 2017

Lycée Saint Joseph, Istanbul, TR, High School, French Education

Sep 2008 - Jun 2013

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