After graduating from MSU Architecture Faculty on 1986, Emre Arolat worked with Metcalf Architecure Office in USA Washington D.C. between 1986-87. He has worked as an associate designer with Şaziment and Neşet Arolat between 1987-2004 and co-founded Emre Arolat Architects (EAA) with Gonca Paşolar in 2004. His projects with EAA have won many national and international awards, including 2005 Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture ( Highly Commended), 2006 AR Awards for Emerging Architecture (Highly Commended), 2010 Cityscape Dubai Awards, 2011 MIPIM AR Future Projects Awards, 2011 Green Good Design Awards and 2011 WAF ( World Architecture Festival) Awards ( Highly Commended). He has had teaching experiences at architectural design studios and as a project jury at several universities in Turkey. He has won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2010 with the İpekyol Textile Factory Building. “Nazaran…/With regard to…”, “An/Moment” and ”Fabrika/The Factory” exhibitions curated by Arolat has provided a widely spread audience for the architectural approach as much as the projects of the Office. He has contributed to EAA’s books, Dalaman Airport, Emre Arolat: Buildings / Projects 1998-2005, and ” …with regard to”
Joseph Grima is a Milan-based architect, editor, writer and curator. He is the editor of Domus, the internationally renowned magazine of contemporary architecture, design and art founded by Gio Ponti in Milan. He is the former director of Storefront for Art and Architecture, a non-profit gallery and events space in New York City devoted to the advancement of innovative positions in art and architecture. His work has been presented at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, Experimenta, the New Museum (NYC) among others. He has edited and contributed to a wide range of books, magazines and periodicals including Abitare, Volume, Bracket, Urban China and New Geographies, and has taught and lectured in Europe and America, most recently at the Streka Institute of Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow. He currently sits on the advisory board of the Vitra Design Museum and the Shorefast Foundation.