Nilüfer Hacıosmanoğlu

Nilüfer Hacıosmanoğlu

New York, NY, US

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Masters in Architecture and Urban Design with highest honors from Pratt Institute.

As a registered architect in Turkey, my career began with placing third in a competition that led to my first job offer with a German company. Subsequently, I worked as an intern across various scales and roles, from contributing to a large scale adaptive reuse project with Turkey's premier architecture firm to developing schematic and conceptual design for competitions with an award-winning Finnish firm. My travels have cultivated my adaptability, cross-cultural communication, and problem-solving skills, which I believe are assets in my profession.

During my time at Pratt, I worked as a digital production labs assistant at the School of Design, and a graduate assistant at the School of Architecture along with being the graduate student council representative of my program.

My graduate thesis encompassed a range of projects aimed at addressing complex urban challenges in a neighborhood plagued by systemic neglect. These efforts required data analysis, for which I employed QGIS, to make data-informed design decisions. My work focused on buffering the coast and designing a climate-resilient densified neighborhood to fight the NYC housing crisis by carefully considering the constraints and regulations of the City. My proficiency in design software, particularly Rhino, AutoCAD and Adobe (Ps, In, Il) allowed me to translate my ideas into tangible design solutions.


Pratt Institute, New York, NY, US, K 12 Fellowship Research Assistant

Supporting student' understanding of conceptualizing and designing for public art and public spaces, and how these in turn can affect community dynamics, interaction and behavior.

Jan 2024 - current

Pratt Institute, School of Design, Brooklyn, NY, US, Digital Production Labs Graduate Assistant

Operated the CNC machine, conducted research with 3D printers.
Prepared design documents for prototyping and millwork based on material specifications.
Ensured that design intent is maintained through documentation to fabrication.

Sep 2022 - Aug 2023

Pratt Institute, School of Architecture, Brooklyn, NY, US, Graduate Assistant

Curated the annual exhibition of MS Architecture Urban Design.
Responsibilities included:
Overseeing budget and task distribution.
Producing design renderings and presentation materials.
Facilitating the coordination between the faculty and the students.

Aug 2022 - Aug 2023

Jolma Architects Ltd, Tampere, FI, Intern Architect

Managed schematic design and design development on urban design competitions.
Created visual presentations, and supported the design team in delivering innovative solutions.

Nov 2021 - Feb 2022

Tabanlıoğlu Architects, Istanbul, TR, Intern Architect

Participated in the development of design strategies for an adaptive reuse project.
Conducted site analysis and prepared architectural drawings.

Sep 2021 - Nov 2021


Pratt Institute, Masters, Architecture and Urban Design

Graduated with Highest Honors.
Graduate Student Council Representative.
Thesis presented at “Model: Barcelona Architectures Festival”

Directed research explores coastal buffering techniques and urban densification approaches to enhance the resilience of communities, mitigating the impacts of climate change while promoting sustainable growth.

Aug 2022 - Aug 2023

Özyeğin University, BArch, Architecture

Graduated with Honors.
Capstone Project: Designing a Children Healthcare Center in Istanbul, Turkey.

Oct 2016 - Jan 2021

Politecnico di Bari, BArch, Architecture

European Union Erasmus Exchange Program.
Dedicated 5 months to researching and designing in the field of bioclimatic architecture in Puglia, Italy.

Feb 2019 - Jul 2019

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