URAStudio is an architecture and design firm set up in Los Angeles in 1995.

Our body of work spans a broad range of scales and typologies from residential, hospitality, retail, workplace environments to yacht interiors.

All our projects are supported by our furniture, products, art and sculptures.

How we work

We work with a core design team that lead each project through several strategy led stages.

They are supported with professional collaborators to deliver the highest quality of innovative design and service.

Our approach

We research and create methodologies and design strategies to give answers to the needs of contemporary life. We create designs that are sensitive to basic human needs and enhance a fuller sense of being and living.

Our poetic approach is an expression of an optimum balance between form, material, space and place. Our place and situation based tailored approach is cultivated and reflected in the diverse spectrum of our work.

Our Team

Our core design team is supported by our extended collaborative design studio Form-Union

Emir Uras
Founder & Director

Emir studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London and at Kingston Polytechnic. He received his Masters Degree in Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles.


He set up URAStudio in 1995 in Los Angeles and moved his practice to Istanbul in 1998. He cofounded Uras X Dilekci Architects in 2003 and has been continuing his work from URAStudio since 2014.


He taught design studio at Bilgi University and Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul and has contributed to training several young architects and designers.

Handan Yalkı
Designer / Project Architect / Office Director

Handan received her bachelor of architecture degree from Yıldız Technical University and her master of science degree with distinction from Die Angewandte, University of Applied Arts, Vienna.


She worked at Uras X Dilekci, Zaha Hadid Architects, kmt /n-o-m-a-d and moh Architects in Vienna. She is currently a designer, project architect and the office director at URAStudio.

Ayse Nur Karaaslan
Designer / Project Architect

Ayse received her bachelor of interior design degree with distinction from Istanbul Bilgi University after graduating from Robert College. She works as a designer and project architect at URAStudio.

Client List

360 Istanbul
4A Yapı
A Band Apart Films
AGA Group
Akasya Yapı
Akmerkez
Aksel Goldenberg
Akusta
Alarko
Albaraka Turk
Arat Tekstil
Arkas
Art Factory
Artell-Koytur
Ascioglu Insaat
Asena Gencel
Aslı, William Arah
Aysir Turizm
Bilgili Holding
Bilim Ilac
Boho Hotel
Café Saigon
Cashmere in Love
Cem Mirap - Lucca
dDF
Divan
Emaar Investment
Emlak Konut
Ersin Pamuksuzer - Life Co
Esra, Raif Dinckok
Falcon Limited
Fateks
Film Colony
Ford Otosan
Gaat Textile
Hanzade Dogan
Hillside
İlkut Uras
In Bakery
İnitiative Media
Kadıkoy Belediyesi
Kemer Yapi
Kocoglu Insaat
Kusak Tekstil
Lion Communications
Makyal
Manajans/Thompson
Marriott
Mars Entertainment
Marsel Eskinazi
MFI-AVM Partners
Midnight Express
Miramax Films
Mudo
Mustafa Taviloglu
Niso Ipekel
NR1 Music
Ogilvy&Mather
Oliver Spencer
Panaroma Insaat
Pasabahce
Photoxi Fujifilm
Piatex Textile
Polat Holding
Polimeks
Pozitif
Prestige - Quinn Group
Publicis - Yorum
Saadettin Tezcan
Sait Akarlılar
Savcan Tekstil
Sembol
Skkin USA
Sonkar Otomotiv
Soultrain
STFA
Sungur Insaat
Suv Yapı
Tarkan Tevetoglu
Tepe Insaat
THY
Timtas Insaat
TSKB Gayrimenkul
Turgay, Deniz Huysal
Turkiye Ekonomi Bakanligi
Ucgen Insaat
Vardar, Koyunoglu
Vektor GYG
Venini
Yapi Kredi Koray
Zorlu Gayrimenkul

Contributors

Architects
Ali Engin Engin
Aslı Ingenc
Atilla Ali Tasan
Ayber Gulfer
Ayca Kadioglu
Aylin Ayvaz
Burak Yardimci
Cagin Sergin
Dogan Turkkan
Duygu Kirisoglu
Ebru Akinci
Ebru Arkut
Elvan Dervisoglu
Esra Guray
Evren Alpay
Fikret Sungay
Gulen Ozdemir
Handan Akbudak
Kerim Karaali
Lissett Rovira
Meral Bagci
Merve Togru
Onder Kul
Sefer Caglar
Selin Tufek
Seyhan Ozdemir
Sinan Paker
Tan Akinci
Ufuk Alparslan
Yekta Ipek
Zeynep Erdinc
Zeynep Kısakurek
Staff
Ahmet
Enver Yumakli
Gulizar Yumakli
Hakan Aygun
Kenan Katmer
Nese Colyaran
Ozge Uner
Selahattin Emir
Sinem Yamac
Photographers
Ali Bekman
Alpay Izer
Chris Brown
Emre Basak
Faruk Kurtulus
Murat Germen
Oksan Findik
Olivier Moyse
Ozgur Ari
Sergio Ghetti