Elif Öngüt is an Architectural Designer at Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) based in London, UK. 

Before joining SOM, she worked as an Architectural Assistant at Foster + Partners on residential, hospitality and masterplan projects in the US, China and Saudi Arabia. Prior to joining Foster + Partners, Elif gained work experience in Istanbul, Turkey with Erginoglu & Calislar and in Tokyo, Japan with Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Architects.

Elif graduated from University of Edinburgh in 2017 with an MA (Hons) Architecture degree. During her undergraduate studies, she developed an interest in large-scale buildings, which she pursued in her third year design project and her final year dissertation, exploring their intersection with complex environmental systems forming an insight into the energy future. Both in her design project and her dissertation, she explored an alternative mode of energy production. Through design research and innovation, how it can emerge as a new building typology and a symbiotic closed-loop system in urban environments.

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