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Koray Duman, Program Leadership Council Co-Chair

Principal, Buro Koray Duman

Koray Duman is the principal at Buro Koray Duman, an idea-driven architectural practice in New York that brings together an analytical and playful approach to a broad range of projects. Since inception of his practice in 2009, Duman completed several projects in art and design world. The studio designed the headquarters of Council of Fashion Designers of America, a new brand design and flagship stores for furniture retailer Design Within Reach and a studio building and sculpture garden for artist Richard Prince. The studio recently finished the master plan for an artist foundation for Prince, as well as the first building within the foundation’s property. Current work includes a new Islamic Cultural Center in New York and several art gallery projects.

Duman is originally from Turkey and received a Masters Degree in Architecture from UCLA Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design. Duman has been internationally-honored with several exhibitions and design awards, including most recently the best of year award 2015 from Architectural Newspaper, and the HIP Award at NeoCon 2014. In 2012, he received the ‘Best of the Year’ award from Interior Design Magazine and in 2011, was named a ‘Rising Star’ by Fashion Group International. The studio’s projects have been widely published, including in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Interior Design, Architectural Record and Dwell. He is an adjunct professor at New School and a licensed architect in New York State and Turkey.