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
M.Arch
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.
B.Arch
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.
B.Arch
IBRAHIM YAVUZ
After completing high school education at ÇAPA , he graduated from METU Architecture Department in 2015. During his education and after his graduation, he worked in short-term / internship in some offices such as Eray & Carbajo and GMM architecture. During his student years and professional years he participated in the competition of architectural, industrial design and logo design as individual and team as well as erasmus program and workshops. He has been working at FREA since 2016.
B.Arch
SEMA CAGLAYAN
Sema Çağlayan was born in Ankara in 1992. She received her bachelor's degree in Architecture from Gazi University in 2015. She attended to Erasmus Program between 2013-2014 at Universidad de Alcala in Spain. She participated in several competitions and projects during her education and professional life. She is working for FREA since 2017 May
B.Arch
HASAN HUSEYIN OZDURMUS
He 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.
B. I. Arch
MERYEM MERVE TOPDAS
She graduated from Hacettepe University, Department of İnterior Architecture and Environment Design as the departments first, participated in design contests and `First İnternational İnterior Architecture Symposium` while her student life. Topdas, has completed her internship in Frea, and she has been working in Frea since 2017, May.
B.Arch
KUBILAY SAHINLER
He was born in 1994 in Samsun. After he graduated from Adnan Menderes Anatolian Highschool, he gets his bachelor degree in architecture from Middle East Technical University. He had been attended several competitions throughout his career. He worked at Vizzion Architects in 2016. He is working at FREA since 2017

 
NURSEL GUVENDIR
She has been supporting FREA since 2016.

Contributors:

Melih Tokaç, Baran Ekinci, C. Ege Çakır, Bengü Büyükkayacı,  Ayşe N. Dağoğlu, Sevgi Su Sarıhan, Merve Şen, Taner Keskin, Beria Girgin, Cansu Türk, Aysu Görmen, Selin Yılmaz, İskender Erdem, Büşra Öner, Dersu Değer, Buse Ezgi Sökülmez, Umut Uysal, Ezgi Dener, Faruk Ünlü, Sümeyra Elçin, Burak Aslan, Deniz Üçer, Sezgi Gündüz, Can Cansoy, Duygu Albostan, Özge Diler, Gökçe Ersel, Olsi Kafeja, Cenk Erkoçoğlu, Öznur Yıldız,Onur Üstün,Deniz Çelik, Betül Açıkkol, Samprie Chatziachmet, Turan Türkal, Bahtiyar Gelyagil, Emre Acar, Burcu Bilgiç, Aslı Arda, Nuran Özkam, Canseven Toprak, Esra Nur Barakat,Merve Görkem, Şahika Yıldız
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
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