Deer Architects is an Istanbul based practice established by Rifat Ergör and Cem Demirci in 2009, that offers a full range of architectural and interior design services employing standards in every phase of the project. The practice has successfully completed many assignments with a range of projects including hospitality, residential, office, retail and leisure projects.
Rifat Ergör graduated from Mimar Sinan University – Academy of Fine Arts in Istanbul in 1987. He worked as an architect and design consultant in Arolat Architects in Istanbul and Metex Design Group in Rome between 1984-1994. He established Rifat Ergör Design Office in 1994 realizing several office, hospitality and residential projects like Serinn Hotel in Cappadocia, L’Occitane Headquarters and ITKIB Young Designer Contest. He continues his practice with Deer Architects as founding partner since 2009.
Cem Demirci graduated from Yıldız Technical University – Faculty of Architecture in Istanbul in 1999. He worked as a senior architect and design coordinator in Metex Design Group in Assisi / Italy between 2002-2009 specializing in hotel design. He successfully leaded several projects like Pera Palace Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel at Sultanahmet, Hilton Istanbul Renovation, and Hotel Burggasse Rixos in Wien. He continues his practice with Deer Architects as founding partner since 2009.