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ESRA KARAGÖZ Green Card Holder | Brooklyn, NY 11225 | +1.917.291.2479 | |

SUMMARY My professional experience ranges from concept design to construction with project types varying from residential, airport, hotel, recreational areas and interiors. I have participated in design competitions individually and worked in international environments. I am interested in architecture; contemporary urban existence, evolvement and mobility; interactive, experiential, avant-garde spaces; future possibilities of creating, using and changing urban spaces; interior architecture; brand and marketing strategies; furniture and fashion design.

EXPERIENCE ELISE SOM DESIGN STUDIO, NEW YORK. MAY 2013 – | ARCHITECT Residential & Commercial Interiors | Residential Architecture SD-DD-CD Worked on site survey, building code research, space planning, custom furniture design, FF&E selection & coordination, construction documents, 3D Models & renderings. Interacted with clients, contractors and salespeople. EVS MANAGEMENT. INC., NEW YORK. SEP 2012 – | ARCHITECT NYC Department of Parks & Recreation Projects | School, Residential & Commercial Renovations | CD Created detailed structural and ornamental steel shop-drawings from architectural and engineering plans and specifications. ENKA, ISTANBUL. 2010– 2011 | PROJECT ARCHITECT Muscat International Airport Project | CD Reviewed specifications of consultants: civil and mechanical engineers, interior and lighting designers, and landscape architect. Prepared technical drawings of details. AKAN ARCH., ISTANBUL. 2007–2008 | PROJECT MANAGER Holiday Inn Istanbul | SD-DD-CD Observed and analyzed site phenomena, research on local permit regulations, identified design and construction issues to determine solutions, searched for details and materials, collaborated with design consultants and engineers: civil, geotechnical, and mechanical engineers. BORAN EKINCI, ISTANBUL. 2005–2006 | ARCHITECT Bursa Kaplikaya Recreational Valley | DD Areas include a hotel, shopping areas, restaurants and artificial lakes. Refined design in greater detail, selected and integrated materials and components with overall design concepts. Doga Mese Park Residentials | SD Observed and analyzed site phenomena, established goals and criteria, researched local permit regulations, identified design and construction issues to determine solutions, prepared a design proposal. STUDIO GALATA, ISTANBUL. 2004–2005 | FREELANCE ARCHITECT Mecidiyekoy Shopping Center | Bursa Residential Project | SD Worked on schematic design phase of several residential projects and shopping centers in Istanbul and Bursa. TEKNO YAPI, ISTANBUL. 2010 | FREELANCE ARCHITECT Turkish Contractors Association Headquarters | SD Worked on office building proposal for an architectural design competition. GROUP VESNA, ISTANBUL. 2010 | FREELANCE ARCHITECT Architectural Projects Portfolio | Fair Stand | Residential Project | SD Worked on schematic design phase of a residential project in Istanbul. Designed a fair stand for a Turkish textile company. Designed an architectural projects portfolio. ROTAM HALAS, BODRUM. 2005 | FREELANCE ARCHITECT Residential Projects | SD Worked on schematic design phase of a residential project in Istanbul. STAND ART, ISTANBUL. 2003–2004 | FREELANCE DESIGNER Designed and presented fair stands. WULF&PARTNERS, STUTTGART. 2009 | ARCHITECT VIP Airport | Fire Station | Conference Building | SD Worked on the design proposals of competitions.

M-OFIS, ISTANBUL. 2002 | INTERN ARCHITECT Residential Projects | SD Worked on the schematic design phase of a residential area in Istanbul. KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN, SAGALASSOS. 2001 INTERN ARCHITECT Archeological Excavation of Sagalassos Worked on the survey of land, created sketches and drawings. DETAY ARCHITECTS, ISTANBUL. 2001 | INTERN ARCHITECT Residential Projects | DD Worked on the interior design of a residence in Istanbul. Searched for details and materials. Interacted with companies to complete projects. TAV, ISTANBUL. 1998 | INTERN ARCHITECT Istanbul Ataturk International Airport | CD Total Construction Site Area: 5,000,000 sf. Controlled construction work on site. Searched for details and materials.


Computer Skills | Highly proficient in Revit, AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, Sketch Up, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Microsoft Office Suite. Familiar with Rhino. Language Skills | English, mother tongue Turkish, beginning level Italian and German.


Istanbul Technical University | Master of Interior Architecture, 2012. Hochschule fur Technik Stuttgart | Master of Interior Architecture, 2009. Istanbul Technical University | B.Arch. Architecture, 2003.

WORKSHOPS Event Design | Student, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, UK. 2009. Proposed a five hours event and presented the proposal with a flyer and a movie. Lighting Workshop | Student, Hochschule fur Technik Stuttgart, Germany. 2009. Proposed a light installation in a theater in Heidelberg. Experiential Art Installation | Student, Chamber of Architecture of Turkey. 2002. Proposed an art installation following a site analysis.

COURSES Enka | Autodesk Revit Architecture Training Course, 2010. Chamber of Architecture of Istanbul | 3D Studio Max Training Course, 2002; AutoCAD Training Course, 1999. University of California Los Angeles | Academic Intensive English Program, Advance and High-Intermediate Level, 2006.

PUBLICATIONS Istanbul Technical University | Master’s Dissertation | 2012 | Design of Pop-up Spaces and Marketing Relationships, 221 pages.

COMPETITIONS Graphic Design | Mavi Jeans T-shirt Design for Istanbul, 2011 Individually participated. Furniture Design | Delta Future Office Furniture Design, Istanbul, 2011 | Individually participated. Architectural Design | Fethiye Living & Shopping Center, Fethiye, 2008 Individually participated. Architectural Design | Ytong Architectural Design Competition: Mixed-use building, Istanbul, 2003. Incentive price. Individually participated.


Resume | Architect

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