Emine Halefoglu

Emine Halefoglu

New York, NY, US

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I am a young architect with an international background. I was born in Boston, MA, grew up in  Istanbul, Turkey. I lived in Switzerland in Geneva, Neuchatel and Mendrisio before moving to New York. I have received a Master of Science in architecture from Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, Switzerland in 2016. I have worked in award winning firms such as BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) and ODA (Office for Design and Architecture). 

I am passionate about architecture that fosters human interaction and is interested in the public realm of architecture. I enjoy architecture that is aesthetic yet practical. I think that context and detail are essential in creating aesthetic and well thought space. 


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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