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Mustafa Kemal Abadan

Mustafa K. Abadan joined SOM New York in 1983 and became a design partner in 1996. He has worked both in the New York and London offices, and practices architecture worldwide. In a span of two decades, Mr. Abadan has been involved in the design of a wide range of corporate, civic, and institutional projects that have helped to redefine and enhance urban environments. He approaches each project as an unique opportunity to explore ideas of physical and social context, program, sustainability, space, and object making. In his international work he brings a sensitivity to place; the cultural context, where he explores contemporary issues against traditional solutions. Many of Mr. Abadan’s projects have received wide recognition through AIA, Progressive Architecture, Architectural Review, and Chicago Athenaeum-American Architecture Awards and have been showcased in the Venice and Sao Paulo Biennale exhibits. His projects have been published and exhibited both in the United States and Japan. He has been a speaker at numerous professional conferences, and has lectured at Harvard, Columbia, and Cornell Universities. He has also been a frequent selection panelist for the prestigious Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.

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