Yasemin Kologlu is a design director in SOM’s New York 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 is an industry recognized leader and mentor in sustainable design and construction. She is a founder and firmwide leader of SOM’s Climate Action Group, which promotes stronger sustainable practices in our built environment. She is part of the Carbon Leadership Forum NY (CLFNY) Steering Committee, AIA New York’s Committee on the Environment (COTE), and the Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) Architect Advisory Council, and has contributed to multiple industry advisory groups to help shape New York City and State policies on carbon and energy. She continues to spearhead numerous environmental design research initiatives at SOM, and is committed to pluralism in design in practice.
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