Aybars Asci leads an award winning design group at SOM, embodying a design philosophy that combines conceptual clarity with analytical processes such as the use of algorithmic tools and building performance modeling. During his tenure at SOM, Mr. Asci has worked in designing complex institutional and commercial projects around the world, including the United States Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland, Al Rajhi Bank Headquarters in Riyadh, Al Hamra Firdous Tower in Kuwait, Al Sharq Tower in Dubai, Qatar Petroleum Headquarters in Doha, Baccarat Hotel & Residences in New York and Shumyip Mixed-Use Complex in Shenzhen.
Mr. Asci has given various lectures in academic institutions, including Architectural Association, MIT and Tsinghua University. Mr. Asci was a design director of SOM’s London office during 2007-2008. He is currently located in the firm’s New York office. He holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University.