BINAA | STUDIO, BINAA is a design and research studio founded by Burak Pekoglu, in 2012. The main focus of the studio is to generate content along with the themes of Building, Innovation, Arts and Architecture, with an exceptional cross disciplinary collaboration model, which is characterized by a strong reciprocal connection between Research, Design and Execution., Building, Innovation, Arts, Architecture, Research, Design, Execution, İstanbul
About
BINAA is a design and research studio founded by Burak Pekoglu, in 2012.

The main objective of the studio is to generate conversations along the themes of Building, INnovation, Arts, and Architecture, with an exceptional cross-disciplinary collaborative model, characterized by the strong interaction among Research, Design, and Execution.

Each design process happens under different circumstances of human resources, geography, time, budget, and technology. But these circumstances can often become limitations that challenge a project's excellence. We ask: How can we push against these limitations through experimentation in the production process and achieve a more efficient, aesthetic, adaptable, and memorable built environment as well as conceptual models? The studio acts as the spine upholding this dedication by illuminating the unseen design processes between research and practice.

BINAA showcases works from its own portfolio, re-examined as constructed stories. We assemble records, renderings, and revisions to document not just the end product but the in-between of the creative process. The “Close-up” section serves as an archive storing the unique interplay of concepts, circumstances, and efforts of talented collaborators. Indeed, individuals who love, sustain, believe in, and push forth their interest and expertise make a difference in today’s rapidly changing world. BINAA is a network that brings together such individuals under the umbrella of a trend-setting platform, where ideas seek to find a life-form, expanding our imagination and thus, the possibilities of what can be built.
Project Index
Sakarya City Library
Content: City Library
Location: Sakarya, Turkey
Status: Commissioned
Date: 2017
Client: Sakarya Municipality & Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Buse Öztürk, Onur Değirmenci, Cansu Sert, Özgür Öztürk, Ece Pekoğlu, Pushpender Chauhan, Arek Altıparmak



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Mardin City Library
Content: City Library
Location: Artuklu, Mardin, Turkey
Status: Commissioned
Date: 2017
Client: Mardin Municipality & Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Buse Öztürk, Kerem Bostan, Özgür Öztürk, Kemal Bal, Ece Pekoğlu, Egemen Acar, Biçem Kaya, Pushpender Chauhan, Venkatesh Kalidoss, Ecem Yücesoy



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S2OSB
Content: Headquarters & Conference Hall (3,000 Sqm)
Location: Sakarya 2.Organize Sanayi Bolgesi, Hendek / Sakarya, Turkey
Status: Completed
Date: 2014-2016
Client: Sakarya 2. Organize Sanayi Bölgesi Yönetimi
Client Representative: Tunay Can
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Burcu Kara, Ecenur Yavuz, Yavuz Selim Can




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Argul Weave
Content: Office (4,500 SqM)
Location: Bursa, Turkey
Status: Completed
Date: 2012 –2014
Client: ARGUL Textile
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Design Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Matthew Fineout (Smart-Architecture)



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SANMAR
Content: Headquarters & Landscape (4,000 Sqm)
Location: Altınova, Yalova, Turkey
Status: Under Construction
Date: 2016
Client: SANMAR
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Ecenur Yavuz




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Sakarya Dormitory
Content: Dormitory
Location: Sakarya, Turkey
Status: Commissioned
Date: 2018
Client: Sakarya Municipality
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Beyza Özufacık, Süheyl Uçar, Kerem Bostan



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Çengelköy Residences
Content: Residential
Location: Çengelköy, İstanbul, Turkey
Status: Under Construction
Date: 2018
Client: TEBA Gayrimenkul A.Ş.
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Kerem Bostan, Kemal Bal, Buse Öztürk, Begüm Aydoğdu



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Serdivan Houses
Content: Residential (3,360 Sqm)
Location: Serdivan, Sakarya, Turkey
Status: Completed
Date: 2015-2016
Client: Remley
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Burcu Kara, Büşra Koçak, Ildar Biganiakovv



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Ovacık Villa
Content: Residential (3,360 Sqm)
Location: Ovacık, Çeşme, Turkey
Status: Under Construction
Date: 2019
Client: Metin Pekoğlu
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Deniz Egemen Acar, Begüm Aydoğdu



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Venus Apartment
Content: Residential
Location: Nişantaşı, Istanbul, Turkey
Status: Concept
Date: 2015
Client: -
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Design Team: Burak Pekoglu, Arek Altıparmak, Ildar Biganiakov, Mert Dinçol, Fethi C. Cangir



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PSLMN Resort
Content: Resort Complex (10.650 SqM) / Concept
Client: Unter Den Linden
Location: Ceşme, Izmir, Turkey
Date: 2014
Architect in Charge: Durmuş Dilekçi (Dilekci Architects)
Team: Durmuş Dilekçi (Dilekci Architects), Burak Pekoğlu, Carlos Beghetti, Yiğit Işık



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Batumi Resort
Content: Hotel
Location: Batumi, Georgia
Status: Concept Design
Date: 2013
Client: -
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Murat Yılmaz, Carlos Beghetti



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INTERIA
Content: Mixed-use (110,000 SqM)
Location: İstanbul, Turkey
Status: Completed
Date: 2014–2019
Client: NOBIS
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Matthew Fineout (Smart-Architecture), Carlos Beghetti, Yiğit Işık, Onur Değirmenci, Burcu Kara



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Şekerpınar: Business Center
Content: Mixed-use (10,500 SqM) / Concept
Location: Tuzla, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: 2015
Client: TURKAS
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Ildar Biganiakov, Arek Altıparmak




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Sakarya City Parking
Content: City Parking
Location: Sakarya, Turkey
Status: Commissioned
Date: 2017
Client: Sakarya Municipality
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Buse Öztürk, Özgür Öztürk, Beyza Özufacık, Süheyl Uçar



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Sakarya Millet Bahcesi: Pedestrian Bridge
Content: Infrastructure
Location: Sakarya, Turkey
Status: Concept Design
Date: 2019
Client: Sakarya Municipality
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Deniz Egemen Acar



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Sakarya City Waves
Content: Infrastructure
Location: Sakarya, Turkey
Status: Commissioned
Date: 2019
Client: Sakarya Municipality
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Deniz Egemen Acar, Hikmet Demir



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Sakarya City Bus Stop
Content: Infrastructure
Location: Sakarya, Turkey
Status: Concept Design
Date: 2018
Client: Sakarya Municipality
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Beyza Özufacık, Süheyl Uçar, Aman Gupta



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Mushroom
Content: Infrastructure
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Status: Concept Design
Date: 2012
Client: -
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu



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ISILSAN Factory
Content: Industrial (14,000 Sqm)
Location: Sakarya 2.Organize Sanayi Bolgesi, Hendek / Sakarya, Turkey
Status:
Concept Design
Date: 2016
Client: ISILSAN
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Ecenur Yavuz
Steel Engineer: Burak Karsu



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Kenthane


Content: Masterplan
Location: İstanbul/ Turkey
Status: Concept Design
Date: 2014
Client: İstanbul Chamber of Commerce (İTO) / Invited Competition
Team: Edwin Chan, Burak Pekoğlu, Carlos Beghetti, Büşra Koçak, Kübra Fatoğlu



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Crossways Anatolia
Content: Masterplan
Location: Eskişehir, Turkey
Status: Concept Design
Date: 2011
Team: Burak Pekoğlu
Exhibition: “Crossways Anatolia: Eskişehir”, Eskişehir Chamber of Commerce (ECC), Art Gallery
Publication: “Crossways Anatolia: Eskişehir”, Eskişehir Chamber of Commerce (ECC) Publications



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Çamlıca Cultural Center
Content: Interior | Conference Hall (1000 seating)
Location: Çamlıca, İstanbul, Turkey
Status: Completed
Date: 2018
Client: Akya Global & Guryapi
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Design Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Buse Öztürk, Özgür Öztürk, Kemal Bal, Kerem Bostan, Ece Pekoğlu, Deniz Egemen Acar, Biçem Kaya, Pushpender Chauhan, Venkatesh Kalidoss, Ecem Yücesoy



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NON
Content: Contemporary Art Gallery (240 SqM) / Completed
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, A. Yağız Saraçlar
Client: Gallery NON
Location: İstanbul, Turkey
Date: 2009





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Maestro Global Office
Content: Interior
Location: Mecidiyeköy, Istanbul, Turkey
Status: Completed
Date: 2019
Client: Maestro Global Real Estate
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Deniz Egemen Acar



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Four Seasons Hotel Room
Content: Interior
Location: Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey
Status: Concept Design
Date: 2018
Client: Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Kerem Bostan, Süheyl Uçar, Aman Gupta



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Akdeniz Park
Content: Interior
Location: Göztepe, İstanbul, Turkey
Status: Under Construction
Date: 2018
Client: Akdeniz Park
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Deniz Egemen Acar



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HENDEK CAMİİ
Content: Interior
Location: Hendek, Sakarya, Turkey
Status: Under Construction
Date: 2019
Client: Avşaroğlu İnşaat
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Süheyl Uçar



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Alaçatı Steps
Content: Staircase: Bookshelf, Vine Rack, Storage / Completed
Team: Burak Pekoğlu
Location: Çeşme, Turkey
Date: 2012

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Balat Restoration
Content: BINAA Studio Office
Location: Balat, Fatih, İstanbul, Turkey
Status: Completed
Date: 2014-2018
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Contractor: Fatih Laçin



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The Egg: Presence Box
Content: Art Collaboration: architectural implication of an art installation project of Alana Ruben Free & David Gerstein, “Presence-Present”, 2015 at the 2nd Jerusalem Biennale.
Location: Jerusalem
Date: 2015
Designer in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Design Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Arek Altıparmak, Atahan Sevdi, Ildar Biganiakov





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The Arc De Triomphe
World Institute for The Abolition of War by Krzysztof Wodiczko (Collaboration)
Content: Public Art / Visualization & Design Assistance
Location: Paris, France
Status: Concept Design
Date: 2012
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Brendan Warford, Kevin Driscoll, Krzysztof Wodiczko (Collaboration)
Publication: “The Abolition of War”, Black Dog Publishing, London, UK / July 2012



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Veteran War Vehicle
Content: Public Art
Location: Made in New Haven, NH
Status: Completed
Date: 2011
Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Brendan Warford
Exhibition: The Abolition of War @ Work Gallery, London, UK / 19 October – 14 January 2012



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SUMO
Content: Design Research
Status: Completed
Date: 2017
Client: Vaener
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Design Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Buse Öztürk, Kerem Bostan, Özgür Öztürk, Kemal Bal, Ece Pekoğlu, Egemen Acar, Biçem Kaya, Pushpender Chauhan, Venkatesh Kalidoss, Ecem Yücesoy



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Lulu
Content: Design Research
Location:
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Status:
Completed
Date:
2009
Team:
Burak Pekoğlu, Orkan Telhan

Publication: Telhan, Orkan. "Materials with Computational Experience and Style."Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Springer-Verlag, 2010.







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KASSO Facade
Content: Headquarters
Location: Tuzla, Sekerpinar, Turkey
Status: Under Construction
Date: 2015-2016
Client: KASSO Engineering
Architect in Charge: Burak Pekoğlu
Design Team: Burak Pekoğlu, Yiğit Işık, Burcu Kara, Ildar Biganiakovv



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Press
Çelik Yapılar
Türk Yapısal Çelik Derneği Yayını
Article: BINAA: Burak PEKOĞLU
Editors: Nur Ozkan, Eray Emin Aydemir
No: 61
Date: 2019

Genç Mimarlar Seçkisi + Sergisi
Young Architects Selection + Exhibition
Editors: Sait Ali Köknar, Yüksel Demir, Selçuk Avcı, Ahmet Ergeç
Date: 2019

TASARIM 280
Article: Mardin'i Yaşamak
Editors: Enis Tibet
No: 280
Date: 2018

EKOYAPI
Article: Mimaride Metal Kabuklar
Editors: Esra Baykara/Berivan Eren
No: 39
Date: 2018

KONSEPT PROJELER
Article: BINAA:BURAK PEKOGLU
Editors: Baran Danis
No: 59
Date: 2018
FAÇADES
Article: S2OSB Headquarters
Editors: Oscar Riera Ojeda, Byron Hawes
Date: 2017
HALK KUTUPHANELERINDE MIMARI UYGULAMALAR CALISTAYI
Editors: Alp Aslan H.Kuzuoglu/Berrin Balkas Yilmaz/Merve Yavuzdemir
Date: 2017
CONTEMPORARY TURKISH ARCHITECTURE
Article: S2OSB Headquarters
Editors: Sait Ali Köknar
Date: 2017
CLICK!
Article: BINAA Mimarlık
Editors: Tasarim Yayin Grubu
No: 002
Date: 2017
A+ ARCHITECTURE
Article: S2OSB
Editors: Architizer
Date: 2017
ÇATI & CEPHE
Article: S2OSB Headquarters
Editors: Sertaç Aytaç
No: 69
Date: 2017
Architecture & DETAIL
Article: S2OSB
Editors: -
No: 3
Date: 2017
TASARIM 267
Article: S2OSB
Editors: Enis Tibet
No: 267
Date: 2016
UC DAVIS STREETNOTES
Article: BINAA: Making Architecture in the 21th Century
Publication: Unıversity of California by the California Digital Library
Date: 2016
LIVING & DESIGN
Article: Newest Design Flourishes in Turkey Argul Weave
Editors:
Jeson Chen
No:
77
Date:
2015
Architecture & DETAIL
Article: Argul Weave
Editor: Guo Fei
No: 01
Date: 2015
BAUWELT
Article: Argul Weave
Editors:
-
No:
106
Date:
2015
NATURA
Article: Weaving With Natural Stone: Argul Weave
Editors:
Selin Bicer
No:
-
Date:
2015
KASSO-ARCHITECTURE+METAL
Article: S20SB HEADQUARTERS
Editors:
-
No:
-
Date:
2015

NATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AWARDS
Article: BUILDINGS. PROJECTS.IDEAS / ARGUL WEAVE
Editors:
N.Muge Cengizkan
Date:
2014

IQD INSIDE QUALITY DESIGN
Article: Marble Warps And Wefts
Editors:
Verbus Editirce
Date:
2014

TASARIM
Article: Argul Weave
Editors:
Enis Tibet
No:
247
Date:
2014

INTERDISCIPLINERY DESIGN
Article: Behind the Curtains: Backstage
Editors:
Hanif Kara, Andreas Georgoulias
Publisher: ACTAR, Harvard GSD

Date:
2012



ZERO ISTANBUL DESIGN GUIDE
The design guide provides an overview of fifty architectures that have changed the landscape and the nature of urban relations from the Eighties up to now: they may not always be the best ones, but they are definitely among the most influential ones. By observing the present we try to imagine the form of Istanbul to come in the future.

Text: Burak Pekoglu
Date: 2012

Zero Istanbul Design Guide
THE ABOLITION OF WAR
World Institute for the Abolition of War
Author: Krzysztof Wodiczko
Visualization and design assistance in Arc de Triomphe: World Institute for the Abolition of War project by BINAA: Burak Pekoglu, Brendan Warford, Kevin Driscoll.
Publisher: Black Dog Publishing
Date: 2012
CROSSWAYS ANATOLIA: ESKISEHIR
Author: Burak Pekoğlu
Publisher: Eskisehir Chamber of Commerce Publications
Date: 2011
BETONART
Article: New Trajectories: Korea
Editors: İdil Erkol, Pınar Gökbayrak
No: 17
Date: 2010
Exhibitions
THE CIRCLE Young Architects Selection & Exhibition
İstanbul, Turkey
Space: The Circle
Medium: Exhibition Panel, Architectural Model
Date: 2019
Sponsors: VITRA, Şişecam, TRIMline, Ersa, Petra, Arkitera, Tepta, Jotun
FORM.AL
İstanbul, Turkey
Artist: Enis Öncüoğlu
Space: Pilevneli Galery
Medium: Photograph Exhibition
Date: 2019
Sponsors: Kalebodur
War Veterans Vehicle
London, UK
Space: Work Gallery
Medium: Sculpture (In Collaboration with Krzysztof Wodiczko)
Date: 2012
Crossways Anatolia: Eskişehir
Eskişehir, Turkey
Space: Eskisehir Chamber of Commerce (ECC) Gallery
Medium: Urban Design Research
Date: 2011
Galeri NON_in production
Cambridge, MA
Space: Harvard Graduate School of Design Lobby
Medium: Design Work
Date: 2009
Awards
CIRCLE 2019
· Young Architects Selection & Exhibition (GEMSS)

Link

THE ARCHITIZER 2017 A+AWARDS
· 2017 A+ Awards’ Architecture+Metal Award for the S2OSB Headquarters and Conference Hall

Link
Çatı ve Cephe Malzemeleri Ödülleri 2016
· Yılın Cephe Sistem Bileşeni ( C-Fold) / Kasso Mühendislik
People
PEOPLE


Burak Pekoğlu - URL
Founder, Director, MArch (Harvard GSD)

Egemen Acar
Architect, BArch (Maltepe University)

Damla Soyseven
Architect, BArch (Yildiz Technical University)

Ece Pekoğlu
Business Developer, Civil-Environmental Engineer (Suny-Buffalo)

Hikmet Demir
Architect, BArch (Beykent University)

Nergis Aktas
Architect, BArch (Kadir Has University)



ARCHITECTURAL PHOGRAPHY

Thomas Mayer
https://www.thomasmayerarchive.de/

Cemal Emden
http://www.cemalemden.com/



CONTRIBUTORS

Fatih Laçin
Construction Field Manager (CFM)

Blagovesta Momchedjikova
Editor, PhD Performance Studies (New York University)

Begüm Aydoğdu
Architect, Landscape Architect, BArch (İstanbul Technical University)

Süheyl Uçar
Architect, BArch (İstanbul Commerce University)

Ebrar Eke
Architect, BArch (Izmir University of Economics)

Ulaş Tarhan
Architect, BArch (Dokuz Eylül University)

İbrahim Oktar
Architect, BArch (Nisantasi University)

Kerem Bostan
Architect, BArch (Dokuz Eylül University)

Beyza Özufacık
Architect, BArch (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University)

Buse Öztürk
Architect, BArch (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University)

Özgür Öztürk
Architect, BArch (Ozyegin University)

Kemal Bal
Architect, BArch (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University)

Burcu Kara
Architect, BArch (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University)

Arek Altıparmak
Architect (Kadir Has University)

Carlos Beghetti
Architect, BArch (University of Mendoza)

Yiğit Işık
Architect, BArch (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University)

Cansu Sert
Architect, BArch (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University)

Onur Değirmenci
Architect, BArch (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University)



2020 / INTERNS

Selen Ağaoğlu
(MEF University)

Rümeysa Tıpırdamaz
(Kadir Has University)

Merve Selin Demirbaş
(İstanbul Technical University)

Yigit Yasa
(İstanbul Technical University)

Berat Kara
(Kadir Has University)

Elif Karabulut
(Politecnico di Milano)

Elif Şevval Yılmaz
(MEF University)

Asiye Nur Akbulut
(MEF University)

Eren Çağlar
(Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University)

Can Uzunboy
(İstanbul Commerce University)



2019 / INTERNS

Ahmet Kızılca
(Erciyes University)

Aslı Uzunoğlu
(Yildiz Technical University)

Aya Nadera Zantout
(American University of Beirut)

Bilgenur Balkız
(Beykent University)

Burcu Göcen
(Istanbul Technical University)

Fırat Berkay Mertoğlu
(Yildiz Technical University)

Leen Alosh
(Yildiz Technical University)

Mahmud Sami Ava
(Erciyes University)

Mustafa Kendir
(Erciyes University)

Orcun Telci
(Istanbul Bilgi University)

Pınar Kahya
(Istanbul Bilgi University)

Ufuk Servi
(Erciyes University)

Zainab Bhat
(Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University)



2018 / INTERNS

Aman Gupta
(Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University)

Kael Fineout
(Michigan State University)

Venkatesh Kalidoss
(R.V. College of Architecture)



2017 / INTERNS

Biçem Kaya
(Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University)

Deniz Egemen Acar
(Maltepe University)

Ece Öner
(Yeditepe University)

Esra Göde
(Yeditepe University)

Gamze Adıgüzel
(MEF University)

Hikmet Demir
(Beykent University)

İlayda Akak
(Istanbul Technical University)

Merve Yıldırım
(Yildiz Technical University)

Nisa Begüm Keresteci
(Yeditepe University)

Nour Fakhr Eddin
(Kadir Has University)

Oya Yeşim Armağan
(Istanbul Technical University)

Pushpender Chauhan
(Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University)

Sena Sönmez
(Izmir Institute of Technology)

Yaren Gün
(Uludag University)



2016 / INTERNS

Buse Kama
(Middle East Technical University)

Nurşah Kaplan
(Yildiz Technical University)

A. Murat Akay
(Izmir Institute of Technology)

Leyla Yıldız
(Yildiz Technical University)

Furkan Saltık
(Istanbul Technical University)



2015 / INTERNS

Arek Altıparmak
(Kadir Has University)

Basel Hajlawi
(Kadir Has University)

Fethi C. Cangir
(Middle East Technical University)

Ildar Biganiakov
(St. Petersburg State University of Architecture & Civil Eng.)

Mert Dinçol
(Maltepe University)

Yasemin Ceylan
(Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University)