We’ve known each other since high school. We met again while registering at ITU (Istanbul Technical University) and our friendship started that day turned into a partnership in time.
A few years after our graduation, we managed to turn this friendship into a partnership in MUUM and later OptiMUUM, which we built on the ideals of good architecture.
When there is a disagreement, we wait for some time to pass and then we both take steps to convince each other. Sometimes we can take wrong steps in order not to offend each other, but in that case, we can both stand behind that decision.
Our friendship over the years with our trust in each other and our respect for our decisions creates an unbreakable bond. In this sense, differences of opinion create a driving force that allows us to look at issues from different perspectives while working for a better future.
I’m always impressed by Umut’s never-ending positive attitude. He may be very difficult to convince but once he is, you can trust he will be there when you need. He is very practical and straight in life which makes him a good leader.
Murat is a great visionary and futurist. However, you can see his choosy and perfectionist nature in everything he does. He is curious about everything and brings his enthusiasm to all around him as a constant learner.