Teoman Ayas received his Master of Architecture degree from Yale School of Architecture in May 2013 and returned to his position at Zaha Hadid Architects in London.

Prior to Yale, Teoman gained diverse professional experience at two international offices. 

In 2006, Teoman started work at Skidmore Owings + Merrill (SOM) New York office. He developed his technical and drafting skills working on the NY Jets Training Facility from schematic design through construction documentation. In his second year at SOM Teoman joined a large team in the London office working on an 18 building complex in Qatar from which he gained valuable experience utilising ‘building information modelling’ (BIM) technology.

In 2008, Teoman joined Zaha Hadid Architects and collaborated on a number of competition projects as well as the commissioned Chicago Burnham Pavilion, which was completed during his tenure. Teoman was primarily involved in the Beethoven Concert Hall competition that extended into three phases for which he worked directly with the lead architects developing the façade design and a number of interior spaces.

During his studies at Yale Teoman continued to build upon his professional experience through internships at FreelandBuck and UNStudio working respectively on Slipstream gallery installation in New York and Chinese University’s campus design for Shenzhen.