Yasemin Kologlu is a design director in SOM’s London office. Kologlu adopts a forward thinking and holistic approach to design that integrates wellbeing, environmental design and technology. She is a strong advocate for equality, diversity, and innovation in the design industry.
Kologlu joined the firm in 2004 and has since worked at SOM’s New York and London offices. Her portfolio of completed projects is diverse; it includes innovative headquarters, complex adaptive reuse projects, and large-scale commercial, residential, and mixed-use developments. Kologlu has extensive experience in European projects including the JTI Headquarters and the United Nations in Geneva, Corso Italia 23 in Milan, and Karlatornet in Gothenburg—the tallest residential tower in Scandinavia. Her projects contribute to SOM’s reputation as a leader in sustainable design and wellbeing. She is a LEED® Accredited Professional and an ambassador of the Sustainable Design Group for the firm’s London office.
Kologlu has been actively involved in leadership and mentorship activities with organizations such as RIBA and the UK Green Building Council. She is committed to pluralism and diversity of design in practice, and leads the company’s Year One and Women’s Initiative programs in London.