Emine F. Öğün, daughter of renowned Turkish city-planner and architect Turgut Cansever
, began her architectural career studying at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul. During her years at the academy, she worked on a number of architectural projects with her father and colleague Mehmet Öğün. Öğün and Öğün were part of the design team for the Demir Holiday Village
, led by Cansever, which was awarded the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1992.
Öğün and Öğün formed their own architectural firm, Emine Öğün & Mehmet Öğün Architects Co.
, in 1990, foregrounding sustainable practice, development, and the maintenance of historical and environmental fidelity. The firm has engaged in a range of projects, specializing in new settlements, holiday villages, libraries, schools, cultural centers, residential commissions, and restoration projects, particularly for wooden Ottoman structures.