NKY Architects & Engineers: Changing The Face Of Architecture & Designing At A Global Level
Birhan Emre Yazici
Consumers around the world expect to see innovation in the field of architecture and designing. How a consulting company reacts to challenging situations, using conventional method of delivery along with added value also forms a major concern for the clients. They also expect engineering solutions that are both novel and useful. This need was realized by NKY, an engineering design service provider, which was set up in 1991.
NKY is a global design and project management company that provides services in design, engineering, supervision and technical assistance for public buildings, social infrastructure and urban mobility. For over 30 years, the organization has been adding value to the built environment as a one-stopshop for any service the construction and investment industry needs.
It operates in12 countries around the world with a project exposure of more than 15 billion USD and has been listed in the top 100 of Engineering News Record Top 225 international Design firms list for six consecutive years. Cashing on Opportunities.
Asia is a continuously growing market for engineering companies like NKY. Realizing this potential, the organizations has been actively investing in Asian market since 2018, to cover more fields like urban resilience, vulnerability and risk assessment, coastal/ marine works and capacity building.
The key factors that have been driving the growth of the market is the increasing demands from communities in urban areas and the expectations consumers have from their environment which is constantly evolving due to economic and technological advances.
NKY has been providing services with core business areas in public buildings like hospitals, schools, universities, museums and airports. The organization also offers turnkey engineering solutions to clients that range from feasibility studies and business planning, civil and mechanical – electrical design to construction and contract management.
What differentiates NKY from other players in the market is its agility and the capacity to adapt to different situations and take swift decisions along with delivery of 360-degree scope of services provided to the construction industry.
The organization comprises of eight hundred team members including a large technical team, robust organizational policies and is highly versatile instead of focusing on a single field of expertise.
NKY was set up by Necdet Kirhan Yazici after graduating as an architect. He has been strongly connected to academia and has a distinctive sense of beauty in the built environment. NKY has professionals from various verticals of the industry like people with background in designing, civil engineering, business management and finance. The company also employs experts from other fields such as healthcare managers, legal specialist, procurement experts and even doctors. The general coordinator is a PMP certified architect who has been with the company for sixteen years driving it through growth and transformation.
The organization envisions to re-shape client expectations in the industry by adding value and bringing cutting edge engineering solutions. NKY is on a mission to provide best practices and sustainable engineering globally, to motivate international business, by recruiting the best experts in the industry for continuous development. It aims to expand geographically and sector-wide by delivering quality products across the globe. “We have been involved in the expansion of the company, both geographically and sector wide; overseeing NKY’s growth in the Middle East, Asia and lately Europe. I always keep myself surrounded with the people who exceed themselves in what they do, try to learn from them and bring those lessons to the processes of the company”, says CEO of NKY, Birhan Emre Yazici.
Emre is an Industrial engineer himself and is involved with prioritizing and strategizing the innovative nature of NKY. NKY’s first office was set up in Trabzon, a city on the Black Sea coast of Turkey. After setting up its headquarters in the capital city of Ankara and local branches in Istanbul the global expansion of the NKY started in the Middle East. “NKY is managing one of the world’s largest construction programs in Saudi Arabia with a 9 billion USD investment value. This has enabled the organization to employ people from twenty- one different nationalities and has helped NKY to boost growth in the region by opening more branches in Dubai, Kuwait, Iraq and Libya”, adds Emre Yazici.
What differentiates NKY from other players in the market is its agility & the capacity to adapt to different situations & take swift decisions
Birhan Emre Yazici, CEO
Starting in 2018, the organization had decided to expand its business by moving to Asia. Following this giant leap of faith, Central Asia and CIS countries have been the second largest market for NKY and it also has a fully equipped centralized office in Kazakhstan, which forms the base for work in other countries like Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Georgia. South Asia has been the recent addition to the geographical expansion and NKY is one of the first Turkish consulting companies in Bangladesh where the Dhaka office being used as a liaison location to cover services in India, Pakistan and Lao PDR. The organization looks forward to expanding its services in the Pacific region, with Coastal Rehabilitation Project in countries like Kiribati.
NKY constantly invests in professional Research and Development to stay innovative, holds regular workshops with industry leaders and organizes technical visits to new countries for embracing ‘out of the box’ ides from across the globe. The organization considers ‘people’ its one true asset and tries to measure itself not only in the amount of money it brings in but by the people it touches in terms of business. NKY considers its future roadmap as working with the best people who are passionate about projects, care about every detail and most importantly put clients’ needs at the heart of everything that the company does.