Dilara studied architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow before completing a Masters in Housing and Urbanism at the Architectural Association in London. She joined John Puttick Associates in 2023. Originally from Turkey, Dilara has worked in both Istanbul and Tokyo, Japan on projects ranging from a nursery school to the regeneration of a UNESCO heritage site. She and is fluent in both English and Turkish.
Dilara is motivated by pursuing social, cultural, and environmental value through architectural design. Since joining John Puttick Associates, she has worked on a range of youth-focussed projects in Blackburn, contributing to both design and technical stages.