Prior to relocating to New York in 2000, he worked as lead designer and bureau chief of Dalokay/Guzer Architects in Ankara, Turkey. There he oversaw a wide variety of projects and competitions, from residences to large educational complexes. He was a senior associate and lead designer at Costas Kondylis & Partners LLP in New York from 2000 until 2009, where he was involved in more than 40 architectural projects. From 2009 to 2012, he led the design efforts of John Fotiadis Architect PLLC as the design director of the firm.
Tahir has designed a multitude of towers in the USA and abroad, such as the W South Beach Hotel(Miami), the Ritz Carlton Hotel and Residences (Westchester), The Atelier (New York) and Silver Towers (New York). He was also personally involved in large master planning projects like Lusail Waterfront (Qatar) and Batumi Riviera (Georgia). Tahir has extensive experience in coordinating complex, large-scale, multi-use projects, which require an intensive analytical approach and a creative conceptualization process. He is well versed in the conditions of global real estate development and his multicultural background serves as an invaluable tool in his ability to adapt a project to international market conditions.
Both as a member of American Institiute of Architects and a LEED-accredited professional, Tahir is committed to modeling a sustainable architectural praxis. He believes that a contemporary design approach cannot afford to negate global environmental necessities.
Tahir holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Middle East Technical University in Turkey and a master’s degree in architecture from Texas Tech University.
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Cameron has been with BuilTD for several years, designing and managing residential and commercial projects in the New York area. With experience in both design and construction, Cameron brings a unique perspective to the field; prior to beginning with BuilTD, he was a construction project manager, working for non-profits in both New York and Tennessee. With 6+ years of on-site management and numerous successfully completed projects, he provides a crucial link between design and construction. In addition, as a Certified Passive House Designer, he serves as the firm's manager for ongoing passive house designs. Cameron holds a Master of Architecture from the City College of New York, as well as a Bachelor of Environmental Design from North Carolina State University.
Jeffrey Kaufman holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the State University of New York at Buffalo (2012) and a master’s degree in architecture from the Bernard and Anne Spitzer school of architecture, The City College of New York (2017). After completing his undergraduate and graduate studies, he went on to work in multiple areas of the architectural & construction industry. He has experience as an architectural designer for numerous architectural firms in NYC & as a construction manager for a modular housing company on Long Island. Working in both areas of the industry, Jeffrey has cultivated a deep understanding of construction that allows for a comprehensive analytical approach to designing cost efficient & adaptable architecture.
Using his extensive experience in designing, coordinating, & managing projects Jeffrey is currently a Project manager at BUILTD overseeing a multitude of projects that span from multifamily housing to façade renovations. While overseeing these projects, Jeffrey is using his knowledge of architecture to create environmentally cognizant designs that both align with a client’s vision and maintains design intent.
Jeffrey is a LEED-accredited professional and pursuing his architectural license in the State of New York. Furthermore, he plans on continuing his education by attaining Passive House Certification in order to design more cost and energy efficient Architecture that coincides with his contemporary design approach.