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Alper Derinbogaz

Visiting Assistant Professor


Alper Derinbogaz has been recognized as an “innovative architect, breaking up conventional thinking (Young Visioners, 2016)”. His future facing work seeks communal relationships between environment and spatial elements through scientific strategies. His projects vary from cultural institutions, including the upcoming Museum of Istanbul, to architectural installations or the masterplans. Derinboğaz leads one of “the best young architecture practices” Salon as listed by ArchDaily besides his ongoing advanced architecture studio at the Pratt Institue, New York.

He is a Fulbright Scholar and winner of the UCLA graduate award besides European “40 under 40”. His research has been exhibited in biennales and museums including the Koolhaas curated Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014 with his “Modalities of the Spontaneous”, an in-depth study of the urban developments in relationship with geography. His works has been widely recognized and honored through multiple global prizes, including the Green Good Design, The Plan, Architizer A+, World Architecture Awards, and the German Design Award, to name just several. His projects has been featured in renowned media including Time, CNN, Dezeen and Frame. He was listed as one of the “Top 40 European Architects” by “Platform”. His collection of projects was recently published in the book “Geospaces” of Actar Publishers.

2007-2008 M.A. Architecture II Second Professional Degree, University of California, Los Angeles

2000-2005 B.A. Architecture, Magna Cum Laude, Istanbul Technical University