Dilara Ajun, the creative director of ATI Consult ants, Architects and Engineers, was named ‘Young Talent of the Year’ at Architecture Leader Awards 2021.

She is passionate about creating “out-of-the-box” designs and solutions that complement the identities of both, the user and the company.

Her distinct style and desire for design excellence have made ATI a preferred partner for many prestigious projects and clients, resulting in a number of prestigious design awards.

Ajun, born in Turkey in 1988, earned her bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from the Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, in 2011. She has worked in leading development and architecture companies in Turkey during which she pursued her master’s degree in real estate development between 2011-2013.

She furthered her studies to obtain a diploma in Interior design from the University of London in 2015. Throughout her career, she has produced multiple award-winning master plans, architecture, and interior design projects, and her positive ‘nothing is impossible’ spirit resonates throughout the office.

She is currently working on various educational and mixed-use projects around the world, including in the UAE. Some of the recent works include a 60 storey mixeduse tower in the UAE; K-12 School campuses in Erbil, Baku, Istanbul, Dammam, and around the UAE; a master-planned community and urban development project in the emirate of Umm Al Quwain; and an iconic residential high-rise tower in Jumeirah Village Circle.