About us

Eray / Carbajo is an architecture and design studio based in New York and Istanbul. With over 20 international awards in architecture, interior design, planning and product design; we are known to solve design problems with innovative and value-adding solutions.
Taking a 360 approach to our work, we team up with experts to create pieces that are custom-tailored to our clients’ industries, demographics and users.
As firm believers in education and evolution, we continually push ourselves to research, experiment and explore with cutting-edge technologies, new software and advanced manufacturing techniques.
It’s our nature to test boundaries, and it’s our attitude to welcome challenges of every scope and scale. 


Partners

İnanç Eray, Founding Partner, Int. Assoc. AIA, MArch started his career at Zaha Hadid Architects after completing his degree at Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Throughout the 8.5 years he spent at the firm, he completed many significant projects such as the U2 Tower in Dublin and Serpentine Sackler Gallery in Hyde Park. After winning 1st place for Istanbul Camlica Radio & TV Tower Competition in 2011 he founded the practice. Inanc is an instructor at Istanbul Bilgi University and a teaching assistant at Pratt Institute in New York.
Gonzalo Carbajo, Partner, Assoc. AIA, MArch After graduating from University of Architecture and Urban Design in Rosario, Argentina, Gonzalo has won the “Fundacion Arquitectonica” scholarship and joined Zaha Hadid, where he met Inanc. He worked there for 2.5 years and moved to NYC to join Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, spending 6 years of his career there, leading important projects such as the Baccarat Hotel and Residences. Gonzalo currently teaches Comprehensive Design at Pratt Institute.
Pinar Guvenc, Managing Partner, MSc., Allied AIA manages business operations and product development. She oversees sourcing, prototyping and fabrication processes of materials and products for client projects and Eray Carbajo designs. After earning her BSc in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University and MSc in Finance from Southern Illinois University, Pinar worked at New York Grant Company as a Senior Consultant, specializing in economic incentives and grants for real estate development, job creation and technology innovation. In 2013, she co-founded NYFU.com, an e-commerce site for functional furniture, which in 2015, merged with Lazzoni, global furniture manufacturer and retailer.


Awards

Honorable Mention, National Competition for Izmir Transportation and Integration Hub

Buyuksehir Municipality of Izmir, Turkey

 

Honorable Mention, National Competition for Bornova Municipality Administration Building and Urban Design

Bornova Municipality of Izmir, Turkey

 

Winner, World Architecture Community 20+10+X Architecture Awards

Stay Istinye, Istanbul, Turkey
Atatepe Social Center, Anamur, Turkey
Guggenheim Helsinki, Finland

 

1st Prize, International Wearable Technology Competition

Reshape

 

Merit Award, Tiny Home Competition for Raleigh, North Carolina

AIA, North Carolina

 

1st Prize, Invited Competition for the Yuregir Masterplan in Adana

Municipality of Yuregir, Adana

1st Prize, National Competition for Secondary Education Campus in Kocaeli

Ministry of Education of Turkey

w/ Özcan Uygur, Semra Uygur

Finalist, YAP: Young Architects Program, Istanbul Modern

Istanbul Modern Young Architects Programme

w/ Evren Başbuğ, Engin Ayaz, Meriç Kara

1st Prize, Invited International Competition for Hitachi Office Tower 1 & Hotel Tower 3

Hitachi Office Tower 1 & Hotel Tower 3, Shenzhen, China

w/Aybars Asci @ Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)

1st Prize, Invited International Competition for Baccarat Hotel & Residences

Baccarat Hotel and Residences, Manhattan, NY

w/ Aybars Asci @ Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)

3rd Prize, National Competition for the near surrounding of Selimiye Mosque

Municipality of Edirne, Turkey

w/ Evren Başbuğ, Ceyhun Baskin

1st Prize, Invited International Competition for BBVA Bancomer Operation Center

BBVA Bancomer Operation Center, Mexico City

w/ Aybars Asci @ Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)

Commended, Architectural Review Awards, in Big Urban Projects Category

MIPIM / Architectural Review, Cannes, France

w/ Evren Başbuğ, Ceyhun Baskin

1st Prize, National Competition for the Urban Design of Kızyakup City Park in Bursa

Municipality of Osmangazi, Turkey

May 2006

w/ Evren Başbuğ, Ceyhun Baskin

Honorable Mention, Invited National Competition for Secondary Education Campus in Gökçeada

Municipality of Gelibolu, Turkey

w/ Özcan Uygur, Semra Uygur, Ebru Can, Kenan Bilhan

2nd Prize, National Competition for Luleburgaz Intercity Bus Terminal

Municipality of Luleburgaz, Turkey

w/ Caner Bilgin

1st Prize, Invited International Competition for Hitachi Old Industrial Park Master Plan

Hitachi Old Industrial Park Master Plan, Shenzhen, China

w/Aybars Asci @ Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)

1st Prize, National Competition for Çamlıca Hill TV and Radio Tower

Ministry of Transportation of Turkey and Metropolitan Municipality of Istanbul

w/ Ceyhun Baskin

Commended, Golden Spider Web Awards

Golden Spider, Turkey

kolokyum.com has been commended by Golden Spider Web Awards as one of the 10 best web sites in the “Blog” category. (9th cycle)

1st Prize, Invited International Competition for BBVA Data Center

BBVA Data Center Centro Technologic, Mexico City

w/ Aybars Asci @ Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)

Commended, e-tohum Web15

e-tohum, Turkey

kolokyum.com has been commended by e-tohum as one of the 15 promising web start-up projects in Turkey.

1st Prize, Invited International Competition for New York Emergency Call Center

PSEC 2, NY Emergency Call Center, NewYork, USA

w/ Aybars Asci @ Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)

Commended, Architectural Review Awards, in Community Category

Cityscape / Architectural Review, Dubai, UAE

w/ Evren Başbuğ, Ceyhun Baskin

1st Prize, National Competition for Manisa Municipality Administration Building, Commercial Center and Urban Design

Municipality of Manisa, Turkey

w/ Evren Başbuğ, Ceyhun Baskın

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