Selim Vural, AIA
Selim Vural is a Turkish-American architect living in NY since he came to pursue his master's degree in architecture in 1993. Prior to his immigration he obtained his undergraduate degree at Istanbul's iconic Mimar Sinan Academy and worked with his father Oral Vural, a prominent modern architect in Turkey.
Right after his immigration, Selim worked at 1994 Woodstock Music Festival, and developed the only live-internet tent on the festival's technology site among tech giants like Apple, Phillips and IBM. The tent was an iconic success and is considered to be one of the first of its kind.
After Woodstock, Selim moved to NYC, studied architecture at Pratt Institute and graduated with a master's in architecture degree in 1996. He worked for several prominent firms including Eisenman Architects, SOM, and Swanke Hayden Connell before founding Studio Vural in 2009. Starting his practice with hospitality projects, Selim shifted his focus to residential and commercial work and successfully completed numerous projects ranging from townhouses & multi-family buildings to mixed-use developments many of which received global attention.
His work is known for making bold visual statements equipped with advanced sustainable features. His designs such as the Dune House, Lilly, Warren Street Townhouse and Gezi Park Monument have been globally published due to their creative originality.
Selim lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son. He loves birding, gardening, fishing, archery, cooking, and above all good old family time.
Individuals can make an impact, but a team makes miracles.
Kerry brings her extensive experience in art direction from Conde Nast Traveler and Oprah Magazines, guiding all marketing and visual representation strategies at Studio Vural. She has a keen eye on font, color, texture and composition which makes us go to her for interior design as well.
Rima is our veteran designer and project manager working with Studio Vural since 2015. She is well-versed both in interiors and sustainability with a Master's degree from Pratt Institute in NY. Rima loves cats and hates cold weather which makes her the perfect candidate for remote working.
Ceren is our full-time remote staff working from Istanbul, Turkey. She graduated from MEF University and applied for an internship at Studio Vural. Her talent and seamless adaptation to our work flow makes her a valuable asset.
Dom is our master renderer and visual representation expert with a keen eye on materials, lighting, perspective, textures and all what makes architectural renderings communicative and impressive.
Ayca is from MEF University in Istanbul doing her internship in our office for summer 2022. She is hard working, talented and contagiously upbeat. We are training her on all aspects of interior design projects and soon she will work on detailing and construction drawings. She loves to cook, another incentive for a kitchen in our office.
Vandana is our marketing director and financial coordinator who makes sure we get paid. (Therefore, she holds the golden seat in the office.) A librarian by training and previous experience in real estate makes her a special asset to our firm.
She loves Indian Classical music and teaches us about Bhagavad Gita at times. Vandana hates pets so no office pet so far.
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