Renowned Architecture Firm with offices in Istanbul and London expands US presence with new office

New York – March 8, 2017 – Internationally renowned, award-winning architectural firm EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture, known for producing relevant and contemporary architecture around the world, has announced the opening of its New York City office.  Located in Manhattan’s creative SoHo hub at 199 Lafayette Street, this marks the third office for the firm, which has highly successful offices in both Istanbul and London.

“New York City is the center of business, commerce, and design, and we look forward to increasing the firm’s US presence through this new studio,” said Emre Arolat, Co-Founder of EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture and EAA Studio New York.  “We are thrilled to be in this exciting market and to continue to grow our work with our talented and creative staff.”

Throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, The Bahamas, and now, the United States, Emre Arolat has developed innovative, creative designs for museums, cultural centers, places of worship, offices, and residential buildings, always carefully considering the context of a project’s socio-political environment, and the responsibility of architects to fully immerse themselves in the cultural context of a project. Emre Arolat prides itself on a thoughtful, philosophical approach to design, by creating spaces that are interactive and integrate seamlessly with the environment and principles surrounding a structure.

“New York City is home to some of the most prominent global architecture firms, and EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture is proud to enter this dynamic market,” said Gonca Pasolar, Co-Founder of EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture. “We look forward to this opportunity to firmly establish the practice’s presence and impact in the United States.”

Emre Arolat has been awarded some of the most prestigious architecture awards granted in the profession, including the Aga Khan award in 2010 for the Ipekyol Textile Factory, and the Mies van der Rohe Selected Work award for the Minicity Theme Park.  The firm was also highly commended with the Mies van der Rohe Award for their groundbreaking Sancaklar Mosque. EAA’s projects have also been recognized with several other important international awards, including World Architecture, Architectural Review, World Architecture Community, Cityscape Dubai, and the ArchDaily Building of the Year Award.

Some of the firm’s other major global projects include the The Maslak No. 1 Office Building in Istanbul, the Antakya Museum Hotel, the SantralIstanbul Contemporary Museum of Arts, the Zorlu Center in Istanbul, the Tour & Taxis Renovation of Antrepot Royal in Brussels, as well as the upcoming Kazan Mixed Use Complex, Al Norah Mosque and Community Center in Ajman, UAE, Baypoint Villas in Miami, and Clarendon House in Reading, UK.

About EAA – Emre Arolat Architecture:
Founded by Emre Arolat and Gonca Pasolar in 2004, EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture focuses on a wide range of work including urban master plans, airports, residential and cultural buildings, and workplaces. EAA, with a long family tradition, has become one of the largest architectural offices in Turkey, and has expanded to offices in London and New York.  Emre Arolat Architecture believes in fully exploring and researching the socio-political context of all projects, and is committed to executing thoroughly researched work in exquisite detail. He has lectured and taught at design schools around the world, and was recently named Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Architecture. Emre Arolat also held a professorship at the International Academy of Architecture. The firm’s work has been published in Emre Arolat Architects: Context and Plurality, a monograph published by Rizzoli and edited by Philip Jodidio and Suha Ozkan.   

EAA’s projects have been displayed in many notable institutions, such as the Design Museum and Royal Academy of Arts in London, at RIBA, and at the International Architecture Biennale in Venice 2012 and 2016. The firm’s work has received international recognition, including selected work with the Mies van der Rohe Award and the Aga Khan Award.  For more information about EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture, please visit

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