Buro Koray Duman
B-KD (Büro Koray Duman) is a research-driven architecture and design studio based in New York City and Istanbul. We believe in architecture’s power as a social infrastructure to create a sense of belonging. We design spaces of generosity, of sharing, and the creation of knowledge and new forms of community. Founded in 2013, B-KD works globally across all typologies and scales. We have designed and executed projects for MoMA PS1 Museum, Finnish Cultural Institute NY, the Noguchi Museum, IKSV, artist Richard Prince, the American Society for Muslim Advancement, Council for Fashion Designers of America, and Design Within Reach, among other cultural visioner and forward-thinking clients. In 2017, Architizer honored B-KD as Emerging Firm of the Year for ‘its forward-thinking vision for the role of the architect and the desire to disrupt the stigma of the practice.’ The studio has received several design awards from AIA New York, the Society of American Registered Architects, Architect’s Newspaper, Interior Design Magazine, and Dezeen. In 2016, we were selected for the NYC Department of Design & Construction’s DCE (Design and Construction Excellence 2.0) program. B-KD is an immigrant and LGBTQ-owned company with a team of architects representing a diverse mix of nationalities and experiences from around the world.


We create functional and unexpected, engaged and poetic, experimental and welcoming spaces|

We believe architecture should enable generosity, the creation of knowledge, and new forms of community

We see architecture as a social infrastructure that provides a sense of belonging

We thrive on hybrid public spaces that perform in multiple ways

We thrive on profound collaborations with communities, bureaucrats, engineers, artists, storytellers, and dreamers

Koray Duman

Founder, Buro Koray Duman

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We believe it is vital to state clearly to the world the set of our beliefs about Inclusive Capitalism. As such, we start with our Statement of Guiding Principles for Inclusive Capitalism. Knowing that words alone are not enough, each of us is making a series of commitments about how we will operate our institutions so that they help achieve Inclusive Capitalism. These commitments are forward-looking statements based on current goals, expectations and assumptions, which are not guarantees of future performance. For more information, please refer to our Terms of Use

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Büro Koray Duman will create resources to empower POC-led arts entities to dream, plan and establish stable and equitable spaces in NYC by December 1st 2023.

Activities & Initiatives

Büro Koray Duman will organize workshops, panel discussions, and resources to understand POC-led art entities' needs, introduce them to field experts, and create a road map and resources for these organizations. Büro Koray Duman, partnering with Museum Hue and AIA NY chapter will publish and make the resources available to all POC-led art entities.

Measures & Targets

Büro Koray Duman will measure success by establishing a timeline and announcing workshop dates in Winter 2023, finishing the series by June 2023, and publishing the resources by Fall 2023, in partnership with Museum Hue.


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