Sina Erol

Sina Erol

Providence, RI, US

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Sina Erol is an architectural designer interested in the intersection of art, architecture, and computational technologies. Growing up in Istanbul, Turkey, Sina has long been influenced by the idea of craftsmanship and by the necessity to better one's own mastery over design tools and techniques. Even though in his earlier studies, Sina focused rigorously on drafting and painting as part of his design process and representation, continuous exploration of digital tools and methods to derive at complex relationships led him to the understanding that all design is computational even in its most primitive way, yet in the end inescapably craft oriented. Sina is currently spending his post graduation working on competition proposals and preparing exhibition work that branches off of his thesis research and project. These qualities position Sina within the world of makers and thinkers, constantly questioning possibilities of architecture to reveal the unnoticed, overlooked, and the unforeseen.



187 Benefit Garage, Providence, RI, US, Lasercut/Woodshop Technician

Working as a woodshop and laser cutting monitor in 187 Benefit Garage Fabrication Lab Responsible for solving any 3D printing, laser cutting or wood-working related problems

Sep 2016 - Jan 2020

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Design Intern

Spent 10 weeks of profesional practice in Wyatt Studio Primarily worked on Raclin Murphy Art Museum from concept to schematic design phase for University of Notre Dame, IndianaHelped preparing SD sheet sets for JSU School of Health Professions in Florida Worked on Virginia Tech, Data and Science Building project through concept design phase

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019

SO? Architecture and Ideas, Istanbul, TR, Architectural Design Intern

Worked on the post-emergency housing proposal for the anticipated Istanbul Earthquake. The proposal “Fold and Float” is built and presented at Istanbul Design Biennual 2018 Editor of the published book “Living on Water” as a part of Biennual exhibition

Jul 2018 - Aug 2018

Tabanlıoğlu Architects, Istanbul, TR, Architectural Design Intern

Worked on the reconstruction of Ataturk Cultural Center into the Opera House of Istanbul Worked on the interior design of 3rd Airport Project in Istanbul, TurkeyResponsible of 3d parametric and algorithmic modeling of the projects

Jul 2017 - Aug 2018


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, BArch, Architecture

RIBachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) class of 2019
Candidate for Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) class of 2020
Philosophy and Computation Concentrations
Current GPA: 3.56

Sep 2015 - current


RISD Wintersession Travel Scholarship for Kyoto, Japan, 2018, Scholarship

Scholarship for travel and architectural research in Japan


Architectural Studies Travel Award for Kyoto, Japan, 2018, Scholarship

Scholarship for travel and architectural research in Japan


Krob Architectural Drawing Competition Finalist, 2017, Honorable Mention

Architectural Drawing competition finalist, Honorable Mention for digital media work


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