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Emre Ozdemir

Emre Ozdemir

New York, NY, US

 
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About 

Emre is a T shaped architectural designer with 9 years of experience in all phases of architectural / interior / urban design projects. His experience ranges from computer-aided design, detailing, visualization, through computer-aided manufacturing to project management. Currently designing experiences at the intersection of digital technology, media and architecture.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

More Contract, New York, NY, US, Design Manager

• Led the design process, documentation, and quality control at the most luxurious hospitality project in Manhattan, Aman New York.
• Collaborated with designers, consultants, and contractors.
• Participated in on-site meetings, optimized decision giving processes.
• Accelerated execution process by reviewing drawings & documentation, writing reports, conducting site visits, and surveying.
• Assessed custom furniture and millwork designs, and managed interior design installations.
• Researched and selected FF&E and FF&A for the project.
• Reduced project duration by ~10% by giving strategic design decisions.

Feb 2020 - current
 

CACTUS, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer / Project Manager

• Designed tech and media-driven healthcare, office, and retail spaces with a multidisciplinary team, including creative technologists, visual designers, and engineers.
• Generated innovative solutions to solve complex technical and design challenges by using digital fabrication technics.
• Independently drived architectural design projects in different scales from start to finish.
• Created schematic drawings, program-layouts, sketches, plans, renderings, and construction documents. Formulated design presentation strategies and made client presentations.
• Managed interior installation projects: visited site, conducted surveying, and prepared construction documentation.
• Doubled the design team’s productivity by creating scalable design guidelines for the company.

Jul 2018 - Feb 2020
 

LEESER ARCHITECTURE, New York, NY, US, Architect

• Lead and coordinated conceptual design, prepared 3D modeling/rendering, and design development for two stages of Xiaomeisha New Ocean World International Competition. (2nd Prize)

Mar 2018 - Jul 2018
 

Informa Architecture, Istanbul, TR, Co founder, Senior Architect

• Defined program requirements and established design parameters based on client requirements.
• Developed concepts, set the initial design direction, and gave critical aesthetic decisions.
• Created 3D Renderings and visualization for client presentations.
• Led presentation strategies and pitched architectural concepts to local & international brands.
• As a result of impactful client presentations, the company closed the deal with a high-end local chain restaurant and global companies like Hasbro and Subway, increased the company’s revenue by ~400%.

Jan 2015 - Aug 2016
 

Tabanlıoğlu Architects, New York, Architect

• Conceptualized design, created 2D and 3D visualizations, client presentations, and construction documents for the largest transit design project in Istanbul developed by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.

Aug 2013 - Oct 2014
 

Self Employed, Istanbul, TR, Architect

• Coordinated conceptual design, prepared 3D modeling/rendering, and construction documents for several educational and cultural facilities in collaboration with Karabey Limited Architecture.
• Made surveying and documentation, prepared drawings for high-end renovation projects by following local rules and regulations. Managed project sites in partnership with GBMM Architecture.
• Designed and visualized check-in counters for Sabiha Gokcen Airport as an intern designer at Tekeli Sisa Architects.

May 2008 - Nov 2013
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, GAUD MS Arch

May 2017 - May 2018
 

Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, TR, Masters, Architectural Design

Oct 2012 - Nov 2015
 

Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Istanbul, TR, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2006 - Feb 2012
 

Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Istanbul, TR, City and Regional Planning

Sep 2005 - Jun 2006
 

Awards 

Sivas Kızılırmak Bridge Competition, Award

Associated with Tuba Özkan, Hasan Efe Özdemir

2016
 

4. Natural Stone Design Competition, 1st Place

Associated with Benek Çinçik, Özgün Yücetürk, Tuba Özkan

2015
 

4. Natural Stone Design Competition, 2nd Place

Associated with Tuba Özkan

2015
 

Düzce University Campus Development Masterplan Competition, 3rd Place

Associated with Haydar Karabey, Banu Karabey, Erkan Pilgir

2015
 

IAPS-CSBE Network Activities 4th Culture & Space Symposium: An Uncanny Terrain Vague: Yedikule Gasometer Complex, Award

Associated with Tuba Özkan

2014
 

Archiprix-tr Best Graduation Projects in Architecture, 1st Place

2012
 

IAPS-CSBE Network Urban Implant Student Competition, Award

2012
 

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