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WHO WE ARE

Consultancy +

Architecture

SFMM has more than 50 years experience in design consultancy services and more than 30 years of international activity across various countries. The firm has been especially active in the design of aiports, office and commercial developments, educational institutions, and hotel complexes. 
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KEY COMPETENCIES

BIM Capabilities

SFMM team with Building Information Modeling (BIM) capabilities leverages advanced digital technologies to revolutionize the design, coordination, and construction process. Through BIM,  SFMM creates intelligent 3D models as well as construction drawings  that encapsulate not just the visual aspects of a building, but also its functional and performance characteristic.

Interdisciplinary Relations

By harnessing the power of BIM, SFMM  integrates the expertise of architects, engineers, and other specialists onto a unified digital platform. This collaborative approach in SFMM team  fosters real-time communication and coordination in construction phase, facilitating the exchange of knowledge across disciplines. All the team members in SFMM are capable of working witin a wider team: While engineers conduct structural analyses and MEP specialists optimize building systems, SFMM team coordinates the BIM model and produce construction drawings all within the same model. This interdisciplinary work not only enhances project efficiency but also ensures that the designs are informed by a holistic understanding of functional, structural, and aesthetic considerations, ultimately resulting in high-quality, integrated solutions that exceed client expectations.

Design Management and Technical Support

The area in which SFMM has been primarily involved in the formation of an architectural structure is the design management phase. SFMM provides technical support as a team during the transition from design to reality These supports mainly consist of:

·       Coordination of contract design                            documents, and specifications drawings

·       Preparing draft RFIs and proposals

·       Drafting weekly/monthly reports by                      liaising with all design subconsultants

·       Updating design schedules

·       Compilation of RFQ packages

·       Coordination of manufacturers’ and                      subcontractors’ shop drawings

·       Support to obtain approvals from related            stakeholders

LEADERSHIP

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Managing Director

İzzet Fikirlier

Education

B.Arch METU -  M.Arch UCL

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Design Manager

Cengiz Kartal

Education

B.Arch Kültür University

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Design Manager

Hürcan Yurtoglu

Education

B.Arch METU -  Ms. A.E.C.M Carnegie Mellon

OUR TEAM

One of the key skills that distinguishes SFMM Architects is the total number of current staff with advance BIM skills. BIM is currently SFMM Architects main project delivery tool for projects apart from its key personnel qualifications, SFMM Architects is fully capable to carry out all design coordination through BIM platform, and produce all drawings and documentation in a consistent manner from BIM models.

SFMM employs 50+ architects with advanced level BIM skills and large-scale complex project experience.

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Manager

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Coordinator

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Architect

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BIM Lead Technician

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BIM

Technician

OUR SERVICES

SFMM Out of the "Box"

Bridging Global Aspirations with Local Excellence

SFMM Architects approach to design has been heavily shaped by the realities of “Construction” activity and realization of buildings. Due to its considerable involvement and exposure to the actual Construction, working in the field alongside Contractors, SFMM has developed an understanding of how various constraints shape a particular design to grow into a building.

SFMM, especially in the last 20 years, has been performing out of the “Box” meaning not serving as a design office,. SFMM works alongside Contractors, and has acquired the understanding and knowhow of construction realities within a particular geography, building culture, resource context and budget/time.

 

This experience and approach meant evaluating the challenge of managing the design intent, client needs and expectations whilst accommodating particulars of above-mentioned constraints, early in the project preparation timeline to offset and manage risk of approval/cost/time overruns. 

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DESIGN MANAGEMENT

SFMM expertises in all stages of design , ensuring  smooth project execution. SFMM  design management team coordinate project sub teams, establish effective interdisciplinary communication channels between skateholders, and oversee resource management along with construction priorities.With experienced design coordinators and BIM skilled teams,SFMM emphasizes quality control and progressive development, providing continuous monitoring and technical support throughout the project lifecycle. SFMM involvement extends to project scheduling, and directing project development. Additionally, SFMM handles estimation and procurement to enhance project delivery efficiency.

02.

BIM MODEL SUPPORT & COORDINATION

SFMM integrates architectural and enginerring services with BIM capabilities, manages Autodesk Construction Cloud, serving as the primary point of contact for model publishing and distribution. SFMM BIM team attends weekly or monthly BIM coordination meetings, ensuring effective communication and collaboration among stakeholders. Additionally, BIM team provides comprehensive support to all team members, assisting with REVIT families and sheet templates to streamline workflow efficiency. SFMM BIM services include conducting clash tests and generating detailed reports, enabling proactive resolution of design conflicts as well as perform rigorous QA/QC checks and closely monitor model progress, ensuring adherence to project standards and specifications at every stage.

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ON-SITE REPRESENTATION AND SUPERVISION

SFMM works as an enabler to provide ways and means to negotiate, reinterpret, resolve local constraints and international standards on the site. SFMM collaborates with concept designers / contractors / end clients as representative to incorporate local requirements and build on the scheme to achieve the design intent as prescribed.

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DIGITAL FABRICATION

SFMM converts complex forms and built ups into applicable details by closely working with designers, industrial designers and manufacturers. SFMM provides optimization studies and develop scripts to carry our bulky tasks for fabrication of the elements. SFMM adopts from model to fabrication methodology by eliminating the drawing documentation at maximum. 

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SHOP DRAWINGS

SFMM produces shop drawings to ensure seamless communication between design intent and construction execution. With attention to detail, SFMM team translates architectural drawings and specifications into comprehensive shop drawings that outline the exact dimensions, materials, and assembly details required for construction. These drawings serve as a roadmap for contractors and craftsmen, facilitating efficient and accurate implementation of the design vision. By providing clear and precise shop drawings,  SFMM streamlines the construction process, minimize errors, and ultimately contribute to the successful realization of our clients' projects. 

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TECHNICAL SUPPORT

SFMM engages actively in tender preparation, design coordination meetings, promptly tackling discipline-specific technical matters. SFMM team ensures timely production and issuance of project deliverables, and preparation of  RFQ packages when required. SFMM meticulously coordinates and liaises with all sub-consultants and specialists to ensure the proper integration of information at every stage of the project. Moreover, they prepare interface and base drawings for all involved parties, fostering transparent communication and collaboration.

SFMM takes on a key role in translating the project from concept design to reality with high-quality, innovative, effectively optimized architectural solutions meeting design intent and implementations tailored to the needs and goals of each project.
SFMM elevates your vision
from Concept to Construction.
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