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Emre Arolat, from Emre Arolat Architecture (EAA). - Mar 7, 2017 - 04:07   20106 views

Arolat's work was recently published by Rizzoli International, in "EAA Emre Arolat Architecture: Context and Plurality", written by World Architecture Community founder and President, Suha Özkan and Philip Jodidio, who studied art history and economics at Harvard University, who was Editor-in-Chief of the leading French art journal Connaissance des Arts for over two decades, has published numerous articles and books, including TASCHEN's Architecture Now series, Building a New Millennium, and monographs on Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Alvaro Siza, Tadao Ando, and Renzo Piano.

EEA was founded in May 2004 by Emre Arolat and Gonca Paşolar in Istanbul, as the continuation of Emre Arolat’s architectural practices which he started at his parents’ office, Arolat Architects, as an associate designer in 1987. Since its establishment, EAA has turned out to be one of the largest architectural offices in Turkey with a team of more than 50 people. The firm continues its practice at the offices in Istanbul and London with projects that range from mixed-use buildings occupying millions of square meters, to a small place of worship counting only five hundred square meters.

EAA has taken place in many prestigious and important national and international projects. The projects are being developed completely in three dimensional models, from concept design to the details in depth, which is also valid for coordination with engineering systems. Design is pursued till the smallest detail, comprehensively elaborated, solved and drawn. Further than the power of design, the amount and quality of detailing, and supportive supervision in all stages of construction has gained special exclusivity to EAA services among its so-called equivalents in the market. The group also has a considerable presence in the academic world. The founder Emre Arolat has been active at various schools of architecture with lectures, jury contributions and studio tutorage, such as Berlage Institute at Delft, Pratt Institute at New York, Middle East Technical University at Ankara, CEPT University at Ahmedabad, several institutions in Istanbul like Mimar Sinan Fine Arts Academy, Istanbul Technical University, Yıldız Technical University and Bilgi University where he was among the founders of Graduate Program. Apart from himself, group leaders in EAA perform in similar contributions.

Architectural significance of the group was supported by many awards, most notably of which are Aga Khan Award, The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award, World Architecture Festival Awards and AR Emerging Architecture Award.