Nil Koray

Nil Koray

Sea Cliff, NY, US



Architect / Project Manager with strong background on planning, creative design and management. Offering a high degree of motivation and energy in all phases of new projects or renovations. Willing to accept responsibilities beyond immediate job duties. Proven ability to manage complex projects and clients. Superb work ethics, detail-oriented, hardworking, dedicated & reliable.


Smiros & Smiros Architects, Glen Cove, NY, US, Project Architect

Worked as a lead project architect on high-end Residential projects & Apartments in New York City, Long Island, Florida, London & Moscow. Responsibilities included directing all project phases, such as schematic design, demo & production of full construction drawings, custom cabinetry, millwork, interior design, building code, DOB Permits, zoning & survey analysis, bidding, schedule planning, site inspections, supervisions, weekly reports, administration meetings, coordination between contactors, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, communicating with government agencies, client relations.

Jul 1998 - Jun 2011

Ralph Lauren Corporation, New York, NY, US, Freelance Designer

Worked on design concepts & color sketches of Tabletop Department for presentations. Part of team that created two lines of barware & tabletop sets that are on the market.

Jan 1996 - Jan 1998

Pratt Logic Design Co., New York, NY, US, Intern Designer

Worked on Conceptual Sketches, Renderings and Model Making. Developed a special line for display cases.

Jan 1994 - Dec 1994

FE-KA ARCH. And CONST. LTD. Istanbul, Turkey 1990-92, Istanbul, TR, Junior Architect

Worked at Conrad Hilton Hotel’s Interior Applications; took field measurements, drew plan, elevation, section and details for construction, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, furniture, finish and millwork drawings in AutoCAD. Personally worked on every aspect of Hotel’s final finish details.

Jan 1990 - Dec 1992


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Masters, Industrial Design

Industrial Design.

Sep 1992 - May 1994

Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, TR, Historical Preservation

Masters Program in Historical Preservation. (20 Credits)
Specialized in Renovation, Restoration and Detail Drawings.

Sep 1989 - Mar 1991

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

Sep 1984 - May 1988


Kanlica Coast Planning- Student Competition, 1st Place


“Hunter Douglas Window Fashions” Design Competition, Award


Full Scholarship for Graduate Studies from the Turkish Ministry of Education, 1st Place


Areas of Specialization