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.