Serdar Vardar

Serdar Vardar

New York, NY, US



Serdar Vardar holds a B.Arch degree from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (MSGSU) in Istanbul/Turkey. He continues studying M.Sc. Degree in Construction Technology at MSGSU by writing the dissertation from a distance. He has also studied Advanced Architectural Certificate Program at Columbia University, GSAPP.  He is a registered architect in Istanbul with several years of experience working on a variety of residential, commercial, landmark preservation, renovation&restoration projects. After he moved in New York in 2011, He has worked on several projects as a freelance architect while continuing his education. He is pursuing licensure in New York and studying on becoming a Leed AP ;not only because sustainability has been becoming an incontestable component of architecture but also It is one of the most effective element that he has the opportunity to use as an architect just for his own satisfaction regarding to environmental ethics.     

    Over the past decade, He has been given the responsibility of overseeing the architectural aspects of the development of the schematic design of a new building and production of the construction documents as well as surveying the historical buildings and transforming them to the new spaces. His positions have also involved coordinating the client's needs, and working with the designer and technical staff, as well as outside consultants and structural engineers on projects with different scales and scopes. 



Self Employed - Freelance Architect, New York, NY, US, Architect

•Antonina Sales Office 1 In Istanbul/Turkey w/ Nord Architecture-Design
•Antonina Sales Office 2 In Istanbul/Turkey w/ Nord Architecture-Design
•Kitchen Renovation Astoria/Queens w/B&R Improvements
•1172 Park Avenue-Apt Interior w/B&R Improvements
•500 Park Avenue - Apt Interior w/B&R Improvements
•900 Park Avenue - Residential Make up project w/B&R Improvements
•TOWN HOUSE 51 / Architecture-Interior Project In UWS/New York (10,250sqf)
•Private House Interior Project In Larchmont/Premium Point/NY (21,300sqf)
•TOWN HOUSE 45 / Architecture-Interior Project In UWS/New York w/B&R Improvements
•CHALET PODIMA / Vocation House / Istanbul/Turkey (4,300sqf)

May 2011 - current

Habitat for Humanity NYC, New York, NY, US, Volunteering

Repairing a home affected by Super storm Sandy in Staten Island

Nov 2013 - Dec 2013

Erginoglu & Çalışlar Architects, Istanbul, TR, Senior Architect

- Tarlabasi Renovation Project, İstanbul, Preparation of the Development and Renovation Architectural Project of the Building block as a residence in Tarlabasi consisting of 35 parcels. (built area 22 000m2)
- Galata Residance, Galata/Istanbul

-A Commercial Building (Tahir Han) in Karaköy/Istanbul

- Turkey Basketball Federation Camp and Training Facilities in Riva/Istanbul

Sep 2009 - May 2011

Self Employed - Freelance Architect, Istanbul, TR, Freelance Architect

-Residences in Bornova/İzmir
-Shopping Mall and Residences in Turgutlu/Manisa
-Poivre Island Resort in Seychelles
-Fikret Salahor Residential Building in Sile/ İstanbul

-Merinos Factory int Bursa
-Mortaş Flour Factory in Balıkesir
-A Wood Frame House 1 in Şile/İstanbul (200m2)
-A Wood Frame House 2 in Şile/İstanbul (228m2)
-Enomotarchi Office Building in Karaköy/Istanbul
-A Building in Talimhane/Istanbul

-Mortaş Flour Factory in Balıkesir
-Enomotarchi Office Building in Karaköy/İstanbul
-Topkapi Palace, The Mecidiye Kiosk / Pavilion in İstanbul
-A Building in Talimhane/İstanbul
-Engin Erturk House in Şile/Istanbul (170m2)

-A House in Şile/İstanbul
-A House in Beylerbeyi/İstanbul
-Eyüp Kandıra House in Beylerbeyi/İstanbul
-Engin Erturk House in Şile/Istanbul (170m2)

-Office and Residences Building in Russia
-University Preparation School Renovation Project in Luleburgaz/Kirklareli (410m2)

-Shopping Mall&Cultural Center in Fethiye/Turkey w/Nord Architecture-Design

Sep 2006 - Sep 2009

Atasoy Architecture, Istanbul, TR, Senior Architect

-Ege University, Faculty of Communication in İzmir (14.093 m2)
-Residance in Batumi /Georgia (35.730 m2)
-Shopping Mall and Residences in Tbilisi/Georgia
-Center for kidney dialysis in İstanbul (1.300 m2)
-Shopping Mall in Almaty/ Kazakhstan (15.650 m2)
-Gungoren City Hall Istanbul/Turkey 19.100 m2

-Gaziosmanpaşa Hospital Second Phase in İstanbul (19.360 m2)
-Samsun Hospital in Samsun (6.371 m2)

Jan 2006 - Jun 2007

Gerekli Architecture, Istanbul, TR, Intern Architect

-Seba Bodrum Villas
-Aksu House

May 2004 - Dec 2005


Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Istanbul, TR, MArch, Construction Technology

-Shell Structures History and Technology study
-Structure Types study
-Suspended High-Rise Structure study
-Tensile Structures study
-Pneumatic Structures study
-Steel detail project of Ice skating rink’s roof

Sep 2008 - current

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Shape of The Two Cities: New York/Paris

-Sustainability and Existing Structures
-Building New York
-Design Studio
-Fundamentals of Digital Design
-Property-based Design - Wood
-Holistic Skins – Integration for Performance
-Adv Energy Performance In Architecture
-Old Buildings, New Forms

Sep 2014 - May 2015

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Introduction to Architecture

-Introduction to Architecture

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Special Student

Architectural Technology V

Jan 2014 - Jun 2014

NYU SCPS American Language Institute, New York, NY, US, ESL

Sep 2012 - Jun 2014

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

-Preliminary Design of High School
-Preliminary Design of Mass housing
-Preliminary Design of Villa
-Preliminary Design and Construction Drawing of day nursery
-Preliminary Design of Amateur Astronomy Research Center
-Preliminary Design of Residential Skyscraper
-Preliminary Design of Swimming pool and ice skating rink
-Preliminary Design of Culture Center
-Preliminary Design of Science and Technology Museum

Sep 2001 - Jun 2008

Areas of Specialization