Mehmet (BSc. MSc. PhD., ITU) is an Architect and Associate Professor in Istanbul Technical University. He was a visiting scholar in University of Michigan in 2010 and worked on several professional design projects previously. His current research areas are Architectural Design and Morphology, Space Syntax, Gentrification, Housing, and Domestic Space Organisation. He also has international and national architectural design competition awards as well as published design critics, book chapters, conference papers, and journal articles.
He is an academician in the architectural design field and also has design experience over 10 years in architectural design field after he got his BSc. Degree in 2003 and has some contributions to Urban Planning projects too. His Architectural and Urban Design experience includes various key projects such as 2015 Administration Building of Great City Municipality of Tekirdag, National Competition as a consultant; 2014 Düzce University Campus Urban Design National Competition; 2011 Museum Design Competition Project for Troy – Canakkale; 2011 Design Competition for Governmental Management Buildings – Hatay, Turkey; 2008 Çengelkoy Urban Planning Project - Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey - Employer: Uskudar Municipality of Istanbul (will be constructed); 2007 ITU K0 Gate - Ayazaga, Istanbul; 2007 Kuzguncuk Urban Planning Project - Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey - Employer: Uskudar Municipality of Istanbul (will be constructed); 2006 Organization of Islamic Conference Headquarters - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – Int. Arch. Competition Award; 2005 National Architectural Design Competition of Maritime Museum - Besiktas, Istanbul. His recent awarded projects are 2014 Gokceada HighSchool Campus, National Competition (MENTION AWARD) and 2013 Avanos Bridge and Urban Design National Competition (1st MENTION AWARD). He was also awarded by Organization of Islamic Conference Headquarters’ Architectural Design Competition in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in 2006. He also had an award in publication category of national architectural critics competition organized by Chamber of Architects, Turkey in 2006. His award of success from Istanbul Technical University is in 2003.
Mehmet’s recent academic work is covering the issues about urban regeneration, gentrification processes in the urban land and housing studies in relation with space syntax and environment-behavior theories in architectural design studies. He is currently a member of “Union of International Architects, Chamber of Turkey”, and International Association for People & Environment Studies, IAPS Network.