ABOUT
 FREA, Founded in Ankara in 2013, FREA is an architecture and design practice aiming for searching and discovering fresh ideas. FREA is a new layer added to the architectural practices of co-founders Fatih Yavuz and Emre Savural, who had been previously running onbir41 architecture studio for ten years.

As a young and innovative architecture and urban design studio, FREA aspires to find fresh ideas and creative solutions to problems and believes in the power of collective production. The team respects and frequently participate in architectural design competitions as an intellectual platform to remain Fresh. They have won several awards, including five 1st prizes. The METU Northern Cyprus Campus Engineering Lab project was nominated for the Building Award at the 10th National Architecture Awards. In 2014 the team was among the finalists
at Architecture+Design Turkey Young Architects Award with the same project and recently it won the grand prize at the Turgut Cansever National Architecture Awards 2017.

Completing several projects on different scales, FREA embraces
an architectural approach that ascribes importance to user satisfaction, and to the design’s relation with its surrounding environment. FREA believes that quality comes before quantity. Embracing the problem and working through it is as important as merely finding a solution; and for that, the team focuses on
the quality of the process as much as their final product.
TEAM
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FATIH YAVUZ
was born in 1981 in Izmir, Turkey. He received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from Middle East Technical University’s Faculty of Architecture in 2003. In 2006, he followed up his B.A. with a master’s degree from the same department with the dissertation of his thesis, entitled “The Architecture of New Territories: The Dutch Embassy in Berlin.” He worked for various competition and architectural projects at the several established offices, between the years of 2002 and 2004. He participated in the organization committee of the 7th National Meeting of Architecture Students, organized by METU in 2003. His graduation project, Macka Hotel, was awarded the “1st Honorable Mention” in Archiprix-TR 2003. He participated as a half-time instructor at the 2nd year studios of METU, as well as in the design studios at TOBB University of Economics and Technology. Yavuz also takes part in a number of architecture departments at various universities as a jury member. Along with his architectural practices, he participates in events and workshops as a member of the Turkish Association of Architects in Private Practice (TSMD), and the “Architects’ Association 1927”. Following his time working at onbir41, where he was the co-founder between 2003 and 2013, he now continues his practice at FREA with his partner Emre Savural.
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EMRE SAVURAL
was born in 1980 in Izmir, Turkey. He graduated from Middle East Technical University’s Faculty of Architecture in 2003. Between the years of 2002 and 2004, he participated in several competitions and architectural projects with several recognized architectural offices. He contributed to the organization committee of the 7th National Meeting of Architecture Students, organized by METU in 2003. He is actively taking part in events and workshops as a member of the Turkish Association of Architects in Private Practice (TSMD). From 2014 to 2016, Savural worked as a half-time instructor at the architectural design studio at TOBB University of Economics and Technology. He still participates as a jury member in the studios at architectural departments of several universities and national competitions. After co-founding and working at onbir41 between 2003 and 2013, he now continues his practice at FREA with his partner Fatih Yavuz in Ankara.
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HASAN HUSEYIN OZDURMUS
was born in 1990 in Gaziantep. He graduated from Gaziantep Abdulkadir Konukoğlu High School in 2007. In 2011, he completed his associate degree education at Süleyman Demirel University Construction Technique Department. He graduated from METU Architecture Department in 2017. He held various seminars during his undergraduate studies. He did the internship at MESA, Yazgan Design, and FREA.
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PINAR UNAL
1983 yılında Almanya'da doğdu. Lisans öncesi tüm eğitim hayatını Ankara'da tamamladıktan sonra 2008 yılında Gazi Üniversitesi Mimarlık Bölümü'nden mezun oldu. 2003 yılından itibaren çeşitli mimarlık ofisleri ve inşaat firmalarında çalışmış olup, 2020 yılında FREA Mimarlık ile çalışmaya başlamıştır.
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GUNEY GURSU TONKAL
was born in 1997 in Giresun. He graduated from Giresun IMKB AOL in 2015. He completed his undergraduate education at the Department of Architecture at Middle East Technical University in 2021. He attended various architectural workshops during his undergraduate education. He took part in the establishment of the Metu Studio V Student Society. He published his articles and poems in literary magazines and blogs. He is still working as a member of the editorial board of TSMD Serbest Mimarlar Dergisi.
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ILGIN SENSES
was born in 1991 in Ankara. She graduated from Ankara Ayrancı Anadolu High School in 2010. She completed her undergraduate education at the Department of Architecture at Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts. She has worked several architectural design offices since 2015. She followed up her B.A. with a master's degree from the Department of Architecture at Middle East Technical University and completed her dissertation of thesis in June, 2021. She studied at Delft University of Technology in spring semester of 2020 with Erasmus Exchange program. She has been working at FREA since March, 2021.
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BILAL UGUR LIMAN
Architect, born in Siirt in 1993, graduated from Atılım University.
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BUSRA ASAROGLU
was born in 1990 in Tokat.She graduated from Tokat Milli Piyango İhya Balak Scince High School in 2008.She completed his undergraduate education at the Department of Architecture at European University of Lefke in 2012.She started working at FREA in 2021.
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NUR DILAN OZDEMIR
was born in 1997 in Ankara. She graduated from TED Ankara College Academic Science Program in 2015. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in architecture at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in 2020. She studied at the University of Stuttgart and Berlin Beuth Hochschule für Technik with the Erasmus program, and at the University of Bremen with DAAD scholarship. She received various awards in architectural and urban design competitions. She started working at FREA in 2021 and continues her master education at Middle East Technical University Master of Urban Design Program.
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CEYDA TOKCAN
was born in 1998 in Sakarya. She graduated from Sakarya Cevat Ayhan Science High School in 2016. In 2021, she completed her undergraduate education at Gazi University, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture. During her undergraduate education, she took part in many programs related to architecture and branches supporting the field. She took part in the board of directors of Gazi University Architecture and Illustration Society. She did her internship at Mesa Mesken & Nurol Holding joint project, then at Frea Architecture. As of 2021, she started to work at Frea.
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TALHA YAZICI
was born in 1998 in Van. He recieved his bachelor's degree in architecture from Middle East Technical University's Department of Architecture in 2016 to 2021. He studied at Politecnico de Valencia in spring semester of 2020 with Erasmus Exchange program. He worked for SiyahKalem and Motto Architecture in several projects during his studies. He started working at FREA in 2021.
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FATMA IREM SANLI
Was born in 1997 in Izmir. She graduated from Burdur Ercan Akın Science High School in 2015. In 2021, she completed her bachelor degree at Izmir Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture. During her architectural education, she took part in the board of ıı IYTE Installation Art Production Community and in various workshops. She studied at Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen in 2019 with the ERASMUS Program. While studying, she worked as a freelancer with her interest in graphic design. She did internship at Türkerler & Gama Holding joint project, then at Tümaş Holding. She started working at FREA as of 2021.
NURSEL GUVENDIR
She has been supporting FREA since 2016
AWARDS
2003 1st Mention Archiprix Turkey (Fatih Yavuz)
2004 3rd Prize Gaziosmanpaşa Municipality and Surrounding Urban Design Competiton
2005 Honorable Mention Trabzon Kalkınma District Park Idea Competition
2005 Purchase Prize Chamber of Architects 50th Year Anniversary Park
2005 Honorable Mention Pendik Municipality Building
2006 1st Prize METU NCC Engineering Laboratories Invited Competition
2011 Purchase Prize Şişli High School
2013 1st Prize MEB Doğubeyazıt School Campus Invited Competition
2014 1st Prize KHO Laboratory Building Invited Competition
2014 1st Prize METU Technocity MET Campus Invited Competition
2014 Equivalent Prize Seyhan Lake CoastalRecreation&Marina Invited Competition
2014 2nd Prize Gökçeada School Campus
2014 3rd Prize Anamur Atatepe Social Center
2015 1st Prize Folkart Time Bornova Invited Competition
2015 Honorable Mention Bornova Municipality Architectural Design Competition
2016 2nd Prize Bornova Child World Architectural Design Competition
2016 2nd Prize Lüleburgaz Stars Swiming Academy Architectural Design Competition
2017 Grand Prix Turgut Cansever National Architecture Awards Project Category
2017 1st Prize Gallipoli Historical Site New Cemetery Designs Idea Project
2019 Young Architect Award Arkitera Architecture Center Awards
2019 Europe 40 Under 40 Best Emerging Young Architects & Designers in Europe
2020 3rd Prize OliVelo: Ecological Common Life Space Architectural Idea Competition
2020 1st Prize Istanbul's Tombs Design Competition-Didem Madak
2020 2nd Prize Istanbul's Tombs Design Competition-Cihat Burak
2020 Purchase Istanbul's Tombs Design Competition-Turgut Uyar
2021 3rd Prize Bursa Hanlar District Çarşıbaşı Urban Design Project Competition
2021 Honorable Mention Karapınar GES SCADA
EN / TR
FREA | Studio, FREA, Fatih Yavuz ve Emre Şavural tarafından 2013 yılında Ankara'da kuruldu. FREA, 2003-2013 yılları arasındaki onbir41 deneyiminden sonra taze fikirler arayışına yoğunlaşmış bir tasarım ofisi olmayı hedefler. Genç ve yenilikçi bir mimarlık ve kentsel tasarım ofisi olarak her yeni probleme taze fikirler ve yaratıcı çözümler üretmeyi amaçlar., Mimarlık, Tasarım, Mühendislik, Kentsel Tasarım, Fatih Yavuz, Emre Şavural