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.