Irmak Ciftci

Irmak Ciftci

Brooklyn, NY, US

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Irmak Ciftci is a recent graduate from Pratt Institute and is currently residing in New York. She is driven by challenges and innovative applications of representation and fabrication processes. While studying in Pratt Institute, she has co-curated Aesthetics of Prosthetics Exhibition for the Dean's Lecture Series. The exhibition focused on how designers and architects engage prosthetic/virtual tools in their design processes that redefines contemporary aesthetics.

Throughout her education, Irmak has won and been nominated for design awards and scholarships, seven of ten design projects chosen as best-of-studio and have been archived and published by Pratt Institute. She has worked as a Research Assistant in Interdisciplinary Technology Lab (ITL) at Pratt Institute for 4 years, operating extensively with 3D Printers/ CNC Milling/ Laser and Digital Cutters.



O'Neill McVoy Architects, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Collaborated closely with Beth O’Neill & Chris McVoy (Partner Emeritus, Steven Holl Architects)
Researched, designed, and built presentations, renderings, models and drawings for various projects including a 20,000 sf residence, a 1,000 sf artist studio, a 5,200 sf house addition and a 3,300 sf pre-school, focusing intensively on developing construction documents and shop drawings.
Coordinated with Rockhill Construction during construction administration through site meetings and utilized virtual management tools like Procore.
Worked with multiple vendors on submittals to fabricate custom furniture.
Met regularly with the UMASS Dartmouth faculty & staff to prepare a space optimization plan of their existing College of Arts building and co-designed a new adjacent arts building.
Designed and made presentation boards for the 2022 Arch Out Loud Housing Competition.
Designed award entries and publications in which OM Architects got recognized.

Oct 2021 - current

LEESER ARCHITECTURE, New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Produced diagrams and plans of a residential building complex.
Developed 3D models and drawings for a service tower.
Developed 3D models and produced elevations of a residential house.
Produced site surveys and sun studies for an urban design competition.

Jun 2020 - current

Interdisciplinary Technology Lab (ITL) - PRATT INSTITUTE, New York, NY, US, Research Assistant

3D / Physical modeling for multiple research projects.
3D printer design and production/ 3D scanning objects and spaces.
Office furniture design and production.
Designed and tested molds for chocolate bars for The Culinary Institute of America (CIA).
Surveyed and tested new materials on soundproofing of work pods for Pratt Institute.

Sep 2016 - Jan 2020

CHANEL INC., New York, NY, US, Design Intern

Developed 3D models of the interior and the vitrine of a retail store.
Designed produced drawings for an interactive pavilion for a “New Fragrance Experience” campaign.
Produced millwork specification bid packages for multiple retail stores.
Designed and produced physical study models of material sample boards.

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019


Pratt Institute, New York, NY, US, BArch, School of Architecture

Sep 2015 - May 2020






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