Dilara may be considered as a young designer due to her age, but as the creative director and the head of the ID department at ATI Consultants, Architects, Engineers, she has already managed to build an impressive portfolio of completed projects some of which have won international design awards.
Dilara studied Architecture and Urban Planning at Istanbul Technical University alongside the selected, the smartest and the most talented students in the country in a very demanding environment that gave her the practical and technical training to constantly develop herself and apply her knowledge and creativity successfully in her workplace. Later she went on to pursue her masters in real estate development and further obtained her diploma in Interior design from the University of London.
Prior to joining ATI, she worked for some of the largest developer and architecture firms in Turkey. Her first projects included designing a mixed-use development twin tower, a residential tower, and an office tower, all located in the central business district of Istanbul. Currently she works at ATI Consultants, Architects and Engineers, one of the most established and leading boutique architecture firm in the UAE.
Her main passion is creating something unique and bespoke to that specific project and her ideas are known in the company as ‘out of the box’. She encourages her colleagues to push the limits and create something unique, never tried before. Her nothing is impossible attitude, encourages colleagues to research and provide solutions even when the solution seems almost impossible. Her positive attitude resonates throughout the office and her cheerful nature makes working on tedious tasks enjoy full. She even motivates colleagues from other departments to ensure the project is successful as a whole.
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