Assistant Professor Adjunct
Ceren Bingol is an architect and educator, based in New York City where she is the founder of architecture and design practice Ceren Bingol Studio. Ceren was most recently the Architect-in-Residence and Director of the Architecture Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Previously a senior architect and project manager at Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Ceren led a mix of cultural, residential, commercial and master planning projects which include the Marina Abramovic Performance Center and the competition winning design for the Albright Knox Gallery extension. She was most notably the project architect and manager of Quebec National Museum of Beaux-Arts in Quebec City which opened in June 2016. Prior to OMA, Ceren worked at Grimshaw Architects on high profile projects such as the completed Queens Museum of Art, Fulton Street Transit Center, Monterrey Steel Museum and Ecorium Biomes in Seoul, Korea, as well as on the concept and design phases of extra large projects such as Disney Tomorrowland in Shanghai, and La Guardia, Newark and New Doha International Airports, all of which exhibit exquisite attention to detail, building systems and sustainable design. As the founding principle of Ceren Bingol Studio, Ceren designed and built various artists’ residences and currently working on an artist village and another artist studio building.
She received her Bachelor of Art from Yale College in 2001 and Master of Architecture from Yale School of Architecture in 2005, where she was the co-editor of Perspecta 38- Architecture After All and the recipient of multiple awards including the Moulton Andrus Award for excellence in art and architecture, Kenneth A. Householder Prize, Howard Topol III Travel Grant, and Sudler Prize. In 2006, Ceren received the 1st Honorary Mention in the inaugural US Green Building Council, Emerging Green Builders Design Competition.
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Projects & Links
Quebec National Museum of Art
QUEBEC NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART
Quebec City, Canada
14,900sm / 162,535sf
Completed June 2016
OMA New York - Ceren Bingol (Project Architect)
The 14,900sf museum stacks three gallery volumes in a cascading cantilever over the Grand Hall. The museum structure steps up in section and steps out in plan, creating a cascading cantilever that opens up towards the Grand Allée and invites the city into the building while acting as an extension of the park through the green roofs and carefully placed windows and terraces. The Grand Hall, a transparent glass box independently supported by vertically cantilevering glass fins located underneath the cantilevering museum structure as well as the intimate courtyard, both add new urban plazas to the city and to the museum complex. Quiet, functional and understated, the museum’s galleries stack upwards in the order of required gallery dimensions for temporary, semi-permanent and permanent galleries. The hybrid steel truss structural system used throughout the building creates uninterrupted gallery spaces and provide the building’s formal identity as the truss structure is exposed behind the triple layered glass facade surrounding the entire building. The frit pattern on the glass facade mimics and enhances the reading of the steel structure while providing the required thermal control to lower mechanical loads.
Queens Museum of Art
QUEENS MUSEUM OF ART
Flushing Meadows, Queens, NY 105,000sf
Completed November 2013
Grimshaw Architects - Ceren Bingol (Architect)
The winning competition entry by Grimshaw Architects in 2005 led to the renovation and expansion of the existing Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows, Queens. The design proposed a series of interventions into the existing World’s Fair building which are aimed at keeping the historical identity of the building as well as providing the desired openness, daylight, visibility and functionality to the museum program. A chain of 7 daylit galleries surround the glass cascade of natural-light-diffusing and amplifying chandelier-like enclosure. Skylights above the glass enclosure filter ample daylight into the large works gallery, as well as into the surrounding chain of galleries, where the carefully designed louvred-roof structure both diffuses and reflects desirable amounts of evenly distributed daylight on the gallery walls.
Detroit Lakes Residence
DETROIT LAKES RESIDENCE
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Started January 2017,
Completed September 2017
Ceren Bingol Studio
The Moses Residence, two 85- year- old lake cabins in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, demonstrates design imagination where new possibilities can be shaped within the confines of the existing footprint and envelope of multi-generational homes. Previously having designed museums, Ceren Bingol Studio designed the Moses residences with the precision of details found in museum architecture: eliminating trims, designing fine European -inspired built-ins and creating clean, volumetric masses that eliminate clutter. The main organizing concept for both houses is to introduce an architectural parti which creates a threshold between the public and intimate faces of domestic living. This continuous armature gives visual clarity to various functions such as one-to-two story structural walls, stairs, a built-in desk, built-in cabinets, entryways and a kitchenette.
Central Park West Loft
CENTRAL PARK WEST LOFT
New York, New York
Started January 2016,
Completed May 2016
Ceren Bingol Studio
This minimal and airy apartment is designed to increase functionality from an existing studio apartment into a well proportioned and detailed 2-bedroom with ample storage as well as space and natural light. A floor-to-ceiling T-shaped armature containing kitchen, clothes and misc. storage was permanently inserted into the existing loft, from which the various spaces of the new 2 bedroom apartment are served and defined.
Architect-in-Residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art
Started September 2017,
First Phase completed May 2018
Faux Monuments is a conceptual, political and formal project about an ever-evolving investigating and contemplation on defying and redefining form through a blurring of the traditional 2 and 3 dimensional spatial creation. The first phase of miniature faux monuments is currently transitioning into its second phase.
Core City Artist Village
Core City Artist Village
Started November 2017,
Due for completion at the end of 2019
Ceren Bingol Studio
Core City Artist Village is a bespoke live-work community for an established group of artists and other creatives located in and around Detroit. The project started with the ambition of co-living and co-working under individually specified live and work conditions. Ambitions and limitations of living and working in a site and context undergoing a radical urban transformation, frontier-like semi-urban context, ample space akin to a rural context, and the desire for environmental sensitivity led to a lengthy conceptual and formal process. Driven from the specifics of the project economics, a range of formal, structural and material considerations are currently on the table. The substantial completion date is currently set for the end of 2019.