The Architectural League of New York is hosting a lecture series called Current Work, which features leading figures in the worlds of architecture, urbanism, design and art. A lecture entitled Emre Arolat: Scent of Trace took place at The Great Hall at Cooper Union on 21 February as part of this series. Emre Arolat’s lecture was co-sponsored by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union.

After graduating from Istanbul’s Mimar Sinan University, Emre Arolat started his architectural journey at his parents’ office, Arolat Architects in 1987 as an associate designer. In May 2004, Emre Arolat Architecture was founded by Emre and Gonca Paşolar in Istanbul. The firm has offices in Istanbul, New York and London and their projects have received international recognition, including the Mies Van Der Rohe Award and the Aga Khan Award.

Emre has lectured at design schools across the globe and he was the Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Architecture last year. His work has been widely published and exhibited, including at the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2012 and 2016.

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