Buro Koray Duman is a research and idea driven architectural practice in New York City led by Koray Duman. The studio believes that existing boundaries in architecture and design can be expanded upon and propelled via critical thinking and courage. We are not satisfied with either/ or solutions. We strive for both. Architecture should be functional and unexpected, engaged and poetic, experimental and affordable. We believe in the power of architecture to have the ability to challenge our perception of everyday life and, at times, shock and surprise us.
Buro provides a full range of architectural services, from design concept to construction administration, with a team of 8 full-time architects. The studio’s work features residential, commercial and institutional projects, including flagship stores for Design Within Reach, headquarters of Council of Fashion Designers of America, a studio renovation and building for
artist Richard Prince and prototype for a new Cultural Center. Buro's projects have been exhibited internationally and featured in publications including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Interior Design Magazine, Architectural Record and Dwell.
Koray Duman, AlA, LEED is originally from Turkey where he earned a BArch from Middle Eastern Technical University. Duman furthered his studies at UCLA Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design with a masters degree in Architecture. He previously worked for Frederick Fisher in Los Angeles. In 2009, he established Sayigh Duman Architects. In June 2013, the firm transitioned into the current entity, Buro Koray Duman. He has participated as a visiting critic and lecturer at schools including The New School, UCLA, USC and Columbia. Duman is a licensed architect in New York State and Turkey.
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