Kerem Oral
Partner

Kerem leads the firm’s design and co-manages construction and development commissions. Kerem has more than 25 years of experience in design and construction and a deep knowledge of detail in design, as well as many years of on the site construction and project management experience in building more than 80 luxury retail boutiques, hotels, bank branches, as well as residential projects worldwide.

Kerem utilizes his detail design and construction skills for world’s top luxury retail  brands. Kerem also acts as an architect developer by designing  residential projects. Kerem’s designs are recipient for International Property Awards: Deger 16, best office project in 2010, Palivor Farm, best development 2011, Polat Residence, best interior 2019.

Prior partnering Oral in 1996, Kerem worked with the French architectural company BEG serving Carrefour, the French retail giant during the construction of Turkey’s first Carrefour. He has earned professional practice in several well established architectural firms in France. He is a graduate of The School of Architecture in Grenoble and been awarded Jury’s special recognition award for the St Julien en Genevois competition

Emre Oral
Partner

Emre (MIM, BA International Business) leads this firm’s development works and co-manages construction and project management commissions. Emre has extensive experience in construction project management, owner representation as well as residential property development. Emre’s experience includes representing the owners of large scale mix-used development projects,  project management of complicated, fit-out works for many luxury retail and hospitality brands on a worldwide basis.

Emre has an eye for sourcing and acquiring development opportunities. Emre has initiated Deger 16, Oral’s  in-city  residential development,  Sadik Pasha Mansion, luxury renovation of listed residential property,  and Palivor Farm in Kirklareli Turkey, all award winning projects in design, development and marketing, bringing Oral international recognition for its excellence in design, construction and development.

Prior to working in his family firm in 2002, Emre managed an early stage internet venture capital firm in London, held a position as Partner and Managing Director of a Media Group in Turkey, worked at L’Oreal Cosmetics in France and at the Coca- Cola Bottling Operations in Turkey. Emre earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1990, and his Masters of International Management from Thunderbird: The American Graduate School of International Management in 1991.

Ahmet Oral
Founder

Ahmet is born in İstanbul in August 1937 and studied architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture between 1956 and 1961 worked as assistant architect at the London offices of Howell, Killick, Partridge and Amis for two years before moving to Zurich where he was appointed as architect at the offices of Otto Glaus, a desciple of the great master Le Corbusier.

Returned to Turkey in 1964 for military service set up own practice as senior architect at the offices of M.Oral (senior) who had established the firm in 1935. Designed and supervised the headquarters of Yapı ve Kredi Bank in İstanbul. Other projects fort he same bank were; Apartment Blocks in İstanbul, bank branch and offices at Beykoz, meeting and conference hall for major share holders in Yeniköy apart from the bank, he has designed and built apartment block in Bebek/İstanbul, duplex apartments within a villa in Dragos/İstanbul, Designed and built contract interiors and modular kitchens in own workshop between 1977 and 1984

Muhtar Oral
Founder

Born in İstanbul 1907- Studied at the “Royal Enginering School” (now called the İstanbul Technical University) graduate date as architect and civil engineer in 1930. He has worked as site architect for “Ibrahim Galip” Construction and engineering firm between 1930 and 1935. He took part in the construction of the “New Unkapani Bridge” as chife site engineer.

He founded Oral, his own architectural practice in 1935. His first projects, were primarily private villas and apartment projects such as “Ragip Bey” villa on the Bosphorus, “Ucler Apartment” building in Gumussuyu Avenue in İstanbul, as well as Sugar Production plant in Alpullu.

In 1946 after the foundation of Yapi Ve Kredi Bank in Istanbul. He worked exclusively on bank branches  for the same bank on design and building basis. He has designed and build over two hundred bank branches as turn-key projects including all fixed and movable furniture, artwork and equipment.