Koray Duman collaborates with numerous organisations to invest in the social, cultural and ecological challenges of our built environment and, in response, explores innovative strategies in architectural practice.

Duman has worked as the lead architect on several museum projects in the United States and is the founder of Büro Koray Duman (B-KD), an idea- and research-based architectural practice in New York City that creates spaces for cultural production. The studio created spaces for artist Richard Prince, American Society for Muslim Advancement, Council for Fashion Designers of America and several art gallery and non-profit spaces in New York. In 2017, B-KD won a design competition to expand Noguchi Museum in Long Island City. The project is scheduled to start construction in August 2019. Also in 2017, Architizer honoured B-KD as ‘Emerging Firm of the Year’.

Duman is the chair of the AIANY New Practices Committee, serves on the advisory boards of the American Society for Muslim Advancement and ProtoCinema and heads the Leadership Council at the Van Alen Institute, New York. He is an adjunct professor in the Pratt Institute’s Graduate Architecture and Urban Design programme and previously taught at the New School and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

Duman holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara. He also received a master’s degree in architecture from the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of California Los Angeles. He is a registered architect in New York State and Turkey.

Born in 1976 in Ankara, Turkey, Duman currently lives and works in New York.

SAF participation:
March Meeting 2019

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