Sinan Erdem Dome, Getty Image.

Following my professional degree in architecture, I have pursued my professional architectural and interior design practice, and worked on a broad range of programs including a sport hall complex, residents, offices, restoration of historic buildings as a design/project architect and a construction supervisor. The core of my professional service is to combine my creative design thinking, responsive and excellent client-oriented practice and exemplary work ethics. As a committed professional (design) architect, I have also conducted my Ph.D. dissertation research on theory and history of the architecture profession at Harvard and Columbia universities as a special Turkish fellow and a research scholar.

• I have worked as a construction supervisor for “The Sinan Erdem Dome”, one of the largest and multi-purpose indoor arenas designed by RTKL Assoc. Inc. Architecture Company (in the U.S.) in Atakoy, Istanbul.

In collaboration with project architects, civil and mechanical engineers, my responsibilities have been to perform site visits regularly, supervision of the multidisciplinary construction team until the realization of the project, meeting and negotiations with subcontracts and resolve any problems occurring on the construction site.

Designed for international and national sport events with high technology, the Sinan Erdem Dome has a steel roof structure construction, in a spherical shell form, with a dimensional span of 112 m × 154 m (367 ft × 505 ft) with its 16,000 seating capacity for basketball matches (16,457 seating capacity for tennis matches, and 22,500 seating capacity for concerts). Its architectural design project includes 34 VIP suits, 10 dressing rooms which are furnished in accordance with FIBA standards, 1 fitness center, referee rooms, FIBA observer room, multipurpose offices, 6 elevators and 2 disabled platforms. Awarded by Türkiye’s “the Most Successful Real Estate Investments Competition/ Sport Complex” category, the dome is able to be used for volleyball and handball matches, concerts and several shows under favor of the telescopic mobile tribune system.

• As a construction supervisor, I have worked for “NTV Headquarter” in Maslak, Istanbul, a Turkish nationwide television news channel partnered with MSNBC. On the construction site, I have supervised the multidisciplinary construction team for the realization of TV studios and office rooms, integration of architectural design and the mechanical system, implementation of raised floors, sound isolation, selection of materials for the interior spaces, etc.
• As a professional design/project architect, I have also worked on interior design, renovation and restoration projects, such as several interior design projects in Etiler, Tesvikiye, Nisantasi districts of Istanbul (at the Platin Residences, etc.), restoration project of the Austrian Consulate Annex Building in Istanbul, and the renovation project of villas in the Martı Holiday Village in Marmaris, Türkiye, etc.

My responsibilities have been meeting with clients to discuss and meet their needs, functional and aesthetics expectations from our professional service, drafting design projects, working on details, and supervision of the multidisciplinary construction team until the realization of each project.
• With Professor Dr. Zeynep and Metin Ahunbay (from Istanbul Technical University, their expertise fields: architectural history, preservation, restorations), I have also worked for "the Yedikule section of the Land Walls and its towers’" restoration project as a team member.

Historical documentation of Kayakoy (a town consisting of Greek-style houses and churches from the 18th century and located in southwestern Turkey) under supervision of Prof. Dr. Gulsun Saglamer (Rector of Istanbul Technical University, 1996-2004) and Prof. Dr. Hulya Yurekli, Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture) has been the first project in my architecture to dive into architectural principles of a historical documentation practice. As an architectural team member of this project, we have documented architectural characteristics of houses and a church located in this historical town’s by comprehensive measured architectural drawings, sketches, photographs, in-depth archival research and close-reading on literature on the history of this town.