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Managing Group


Üstün Alsaç / Ankara Turkey, 1942. B.Arch.: Hannover Technical University. PhD dissertation: Evolution of Architectural Discourse in Republican Turkey. Faculty member: KTU School of Architecture, Cyprus European University of Lefke, Eastern Mediterranean University. Invited faculty member at various institutions. National and international awards: Abdi İpekçi Award. Publications: Many books, articles, lectures on contemporary Turkish architecture. Research areas: History of contemporary Turkish architecture, theory and history of architecture and city planning, history of architecture in Islamic cultures, modern Turkish painting and sculpture.

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Steve Badanes / B.Arch.: Wesleyan University, 1967. M.Arch.: Princeton University, 1971. Co-founder: Jersey Devil design/build firm, 1972. Published work: Jersey Devil Design/Build Book (1985), Devil’s Workshop: 25 Years of Jersey Devil Architecture (1997). Academic: Professor in University of Washington, others. Design/Build workshops: University of Technology in Helsinki, Finland, University of Oregon, University of Miami, McGill University, Florida A&M University, University of Michigan, others. Awards: ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture) Distinguished Professor Award, 2001-2.


Lee Campbell / New Zealand. Chelsea College of Art London. BA – Fine Art: Canterbury College of Art. MA – History of Art: University of Kent. Teaching posts: Kent School of Architecture, Canterbury Christ Church University, Tate Britain, Heatherley School of Fine Art, Kingston University. Influences: New Zealand sharp light and bright colors, hazy atmosphere of England’s landscape, River Thames’ tidal variations. Artwork exhibitions: National, international. Media: Oil on canvas. Specialties: Teaching drawing and painting, site-specific art work.


Durmuş Dilekçi / İzmit Turkey, 1970. B.Arch.: Gazi University School of Architecture, 1992. M.Arch.: ITU School of Architecture, 1996. Established own architectural studio, 1999. Faculty member: YTU, others. Lectures: National and international focusing on many aspects of architecture, urban design ann design. Publications : Many articles in national and international magazines and books on their projects. Many architectural design awards, exhibitions nationwide. 

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Irene Mei Zhi Shum / A.B. Architecture-Art-History: Barnard College, 1994. M.Arch.: Yale University, 2000. Current: Executive Director of Art in General, Greater New York City NY. Experience: The Menil Collection, Houston TX, Museum of Modern Art New York NY, National University of Singapore, Whitney Museum of American Art New York NY, New Museum of Contemporary Art New York NY, Philip Johnson Glass House, New Canaan CT. Summary: Art administration, exhibition planning, publications. Modern and contemporary architecture and art.


Murat Soygeniş / FAIA. B.Arch. in Istanbul. M.Arch.: University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning. Established own architectural studio, 1990, current S+ ARCHITECTURE. Professor of Architecture, Visiting Professor and Visiting Design Critic. Exhibitions in Europe, USA and Turkey, including at Baltimore AIA Gallery, School of Architecture and Planning Gallery at UB, Polytechnic University of Turin and Milan Build Up Expo, House of Architects in Moscow, other cities and municipalities. Member: FAIA-Fellow of American Institute of Architects, UIA-Chamber of Architects Istanbul, RIBA. International awards.


Bora Soykut / B.Arch. : YTU School of Architecture 1994. M.Arch. : YTU School of Architecture 1996. Faculty member : YTU School of Architecture, 1996-1999, various. Established own architectural studio, 2000-2004. Team Leader of European Commission Projects 2004-2007. Invited faculty member at various institutions : YTU School of Architecture. Member : UIA-Chamber of Architects Turkey, Architectural Foundation. National – international projects.


Emir Uras / İstanbul Turkey, 1969. B.Arch.: Architectural Association, 1991. M.Arch.: Southern California Institute of Architecture SCI-Arc, 1996. Established own architectural studio in Los Angeles, 1996. Moved studio to Istanbul, 1998. Faculty member: YTU, others. Lectures: National and international focusing on many aspects of architecture, urban design ann design. Publications: Many articles in national and international magazines and books on their projects. Many architectural design awards, exhibitions nationwide.

Earlier Members of Managing Group

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Will Alsop / Born: Northampton England, 1947, Died: London, England, 2018. B.Arch.: Architectural Association. Established own architectural studio, 1981. Currently: Architect with practice named ALL-Design based in London, Edinburgh, Chongqing, Mumbai and Vienna. Work: Several distinctive and controversial modernist buildings in United Kingdom and Canada. Buildings distinguished by their use of bright colors and unusual forms. Academic: Vienna University of Technology, University of London, University of Hannover.


Cengiz Bektaş / Born: Denizli Turkey, 1934, Died: Istanbul Turkey, 2020. B.Arch.: Munich Technical University, 1959. Writer, poet. Worked in Germany, 1960-1962. Invited faculty member: METU School of Architecture, 1962. Established own architectural studio, 1963. Invited faculty member at various institutions: İstanbul, Edirne, Macedonia, USA, Germany. National and international awards: Literature awards, National Architecture Awards, Aga Khan Award, 2001. International and national seminars, conferences, research essays.


Arthur Cotton Moore / Washington DC, USA. St. Albans School. Princeton University. Princeton University School of Architecture. A national award-winning, internationally recognized architect and planner, also an acknowledged painter, author, and furniture designer. Awards, lectures and travel: Over 70 design awards, served on national design award juries, lectured throughout the U.S., and traveled to 115 countries to photograph and study their architecture. Publications: Projects published in over 2,700 articles in magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and abroad.

Partners / Friends

Architecture MasterPrize

AIA Europe

C:CA | Rusya Çağdaş Mimarlık Merkezi
C:CA | Center of Contemporary Architecture in Russia

Design Milk


Greek Architects Magazine

IDA International Design Awards

Iran Architecture and Urbanism News Agency

Mimarizm – Mimarlık ve Tasarım Yayın Platformu
Mimarizm – Architecture and Design Platform

Mimarlar Odası Genel Merkezi
The Chamber of Architects of Turkey

Mimarlar Odası İzmir Şubesi
The Chamber of Architects of Turkey – İzmir Branch


yapi.com.tr – Yapı Sektörüne Açılan Pencere
yapi.com.tr – Window to Construction Sector

YTÜ Mimarlık Fakültesi, Yıldız Buluşmaları Düzenleme Komitesi
YTU School of Architecture Yildiz Meetings Organizing Committee