Professional Profile: Fatih Ergun 2020

Fatih Ergun

Name: Fatih Ergun

Title: Design Director

Company: Marin Architects

Location: New York, NY

Birthplace: Turkey

Education: B. Arch in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul.

First job: In Turkey. I worked on a renovation of an historical Sufi lodge. 

First job in real estate or allied field: I started working in architecture.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future?:I am responsible for the design direction of the office’s work. I would like Marin to become a design brand.

How do you unwind from a busy day?:I am practicing slowing down. I personally don’t know how to stop. If I am not doing work I do sketching, photography or some other projects. But I’m never idle. 

Favorite book or author: ?hsan Oktay Anar: Puslu K?talar Atlas? [The Atlas of Misty Continents] (Atlas des continents brumeux)

Favorite movie: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded?:“Nemesis” by Benjamin Clementine.

One word to describe your work environment: Growth.

Rules to live by in business: Dream big, do everything to perfection.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go?:Renzo Piano and I would invite him to One if by Land, Two if by Sea.

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job):Working on social responsibility projects in other parts of the world.