Murat Mutlu is a founder and Principal of INOA | International Office of Architects. He was born and raised in Turkey, studied architecture in USA and had worked in UK, USA and Turkey. This international background has led him establishing INOA which is a USA based company that provides architecture and design services internationally.
Murat had previously worked at renowned international firms such as Zaha Hadid Architects in London and Skidmore Owings & Merill in New York. During his time at Zaha Hadid Architects, he worked on the design of Baku Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center which is currently under construction in Azerbaijan, New Eusko Tren Cenral Hqin Spain, O Hotels and Resorts in Turks & Caicos, and Lens Louvre Museum in France. At SOM, he was a team member of the projects: IFC Kuala Lumpur Tower in Malaysia and Mount Sinai Center for Science and Medicine in New York. Murat had also worked for SERVO in New York and KVA in Boston.
Murat is a graduate of Cornell University College of Architecture Art and Planning where he earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree. He continued his education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received a Master of Science degree from the School of Architecture and Planning department. His research at MIT was focusing on computation and design.
Stephen Zecher is a design director with the Boston office of INOA | International Office of Architects. His 30 years of work experience in the architecture profession is an invaluable asset to INOA. Steve has worked on a number of commercial and residential projects in Massachusetts and other states as well.
Stephen had received his undergraduate degree in architecture from University of California Berkeley, and a master’s degree in urban Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge.
Stephen is a registered architect in the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York.
Burak Pekoglu is a design director with the Istanbul office of INOA. He was born and raised in Turkey, studied architecture in USA and had worked in Denmark, Turkey and USA with a diverse range of international projects. Burak is an artist, designer and a registered architect in Turkey.
Burak had previously worked at renowned international firms as Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in New Haven, Skidmore Owings & Merill in New York and Schmidt Hammer Lassen in Denmark. During his time at PCPA he worked on the design of KLCC lot 185, a mixed-used Tower project adjacent to Petronas towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was also part of a competition winning team for Northwestern University’s Lake Forest Hospital. At SOM, he was a team member of the projects; Markova and Furmanova office buildings as part of the Almaty Financial District Masterplan. Burak founded BINAA l Building INnovation Arts Architecture in 2012; a collaborative platform where innovative and artistic ideas find form. Works of BINAA include range of products of architectural explorations to collaboration design and art forms.
Burak received a Master of Architecture degree at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture at University at Buffalo, where he attended an exchange program at Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark. He is a graduate of Robert Collage in Istanbul.