Powerlist Architects 30: NECDET AJUN FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT ATI CONSULTANTS, ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS
Recognised as one of the most prominent architects in the region, Turkish architect Necdet Ajun is the founder and principal architect of ATI Consultants, Architects and Engineers which he established in 1980.
Known for his rational approach, intelligent solutions, and delicate details, Ajun’s core philosophy is to create universal and human-centric design solutions.
He is a mentor to a number of well-known architects and engineers in the region, and his professorial approach, distinct style, and drive for design quality have made Ajun and ATI a favoured partner for many prominent projects and customers, resulting in the firm winning winning various prestigious design awards.
Before starting his own firm, Ajun worked as a senior architect for Hans Pfitzer Architects in Stuttgart, Germany until 1977.
Subsequently, he was manager and lead architect for German Gulf Consulting Engineers in the UAE until 1980.
The success of his first project in the region, the Khorfakkan Royal Palace, built on top of the mountain and one of Khorfakkan’s architectural icons, paved the way for him to settle in the UAE.
Since then, he has run his own practise, where he has designed and completed over 700 successful projects around the world, and has organically grown the firm to become an award-winning, multi-disciplinary consultancy that encompasses several design disciplines, a house of expertise, global offices, and partnerships that actively complement the architectural core of the practce.
With over 45 years of regional experience, his work includes some of the most recognisable educational institutions, residential buildings, and mixed-use complexes in the region.
Celebrating his four decades of hard work and commitment, as well as his creative vision for the future, ATI is now headquartered in their stunning office in Dubai and is actively pursuing the design of various projects internationally and in the UAE.
Recent projects include a sustainable urban mixed-use development in JVC, Dubai, as well as a 60-storey residential high-rise tower and K-12 school in Iraq.