Emine Halefoglu

Emine Halefoglu

New York, NY, US

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Emine Halefoglu is an Associate I at Modellus Novus, where she applies creative thinking, 3D visualization, and graphic design skills across project phases. She takes great joy in creating spaces where one can feel at ease and connect with others. Emine has previously worked at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), ODA, Rockwell Group, and GD Architectes. She has a Master of Science in Architecture from Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio in Switzerland, where, in her final year, she focused her thesis on the public spaces of St. Moritz under the guidance of Pritzker Prize winners Grafton Architects. She is also a licensed architect in Switzerland. Emine grew up in Istanbul, completed high school in Geneva, and went on to study in Mendrisio, Switzerland before coming to New York for work. She was a member of Turkey’s national ski team and is fluent in Italian, French, and Turkish.


Modellus Novus, New York, NY, US, Associate I

Associate I participates in the development and execution of
MN’s various projects. Developing both design and technical
solutions under the supervision of project leaders, Associate
I’s work independently, but have robust design, technical,
and managerial infrastructure to support their efforts. With
essential professional experience, Associate I’s are able
to develop multiple aspects of a project while also guiding
Associates in the development of design proposals. Capable
of liaising with technical consultants and participating in
client meetings, Associate I’s are responsible for a range of
responsibilities for the projects in which they are involved.
Associate I’s interact and collaborate with the project leaders
to maintain MN’s standard for quality of work.

Dec 2019 - Jul 2023

ODA (Office for Design and Architecture), New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

I worked as a Junior Designer, I had many tasks from rendering and concept building to preparing presentations for the client. I mostly worked on the concept stage of the design and gained some experience on the Construction Design phase of the building process.

Sep 2018 - Jun 2019

BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer

It was a very dynamic working environment where as a Junior Designer, I had many tasks from rendering, diagrams, model making, preparing presentations and laying out the concept. I mostly worked on the concept stage of the design of many projects.

May 2017 - Jul 2018

Han Tumertekin ve Mimarlarlar, Istanbul, TR, Intern

Jun 2013 - Jul 2013

GD Architectes, Neuchâtel, CH, Intern

Sep 2012 - May 2013


Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio, CH, Mendrisio, CH, MArch, Architecture

Master of Science in Architecture USI
MAS 1:
Atelier Miller (Prof. Quintus Miller. Miller Maranta Architectes)
AtelierAires Mateus (Prof. Manuel & Francisco Aires Mateus)
MAS 2:
Aterlier Sergison (Prof. Johnathan Sergison, Sergison Beats Architects)
Diploma Grafton (Prof. Yvonne Farrel, Shelley McNamara, Grafton Architects)

Sep 2014 - Jun 2016

Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio, CH, Mendrisio, CH, BArch, Architecture

BAC 1:
Ateiler Verticale M.Botta-Cappellato (Prof. Gabriele Cappellato)
Atelier Orrizontale Cantafora & Favoro
BAC 2:
Atelier Collomb (Prof. Marc Collomb. Atelier Cube, Lausanne)
BAC 3:
Atelier De Vylder (Prof. Jan De Vyder. De Vylder Vink Tallieu architects, Brussels)
Atelier Tropeano (Prof. Ruggero Tropeano)

Sep 2010 - Jul 2014

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