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Begüm Yazgan

Founder Partner Yazgan Design Architecture, Turkey

Begüm Yazgan

Founder Partner Yazgan Design Architecture, Turkey

Biography

Begüm Yazgan graduated from the Istanbul Technical University Department of Architecture in 1995, where she received a B. Arch degree. She worked on both national and international projects consisting of shopping centers, residences, banks, hotels, and university buildings in private architectural offices from 1995 to 1998.

She received her M. Arch degree from the Middle East Technical University Department of Architecture in 1998 and worked as a research assistant in the METU Department of Architecture from 1998 to 2003. She attended the Landscape Design Studio and worked in the Revolving Fund Office of the Department. She also attended the Tokyo Institute of Technology as a doctoral researcher supported by a fellowship in 2001. As part of her research, she gave lectures and attended various courses in the university. Begüm Yazgan obtained her PhD. Arch degree from the METU Department of Architecture in 2006. Her doctoral dissertation entitled “Post-War Systems Ecology and Environmentally-Appropriate Approach in Architecture since 1960s” won the “Best Thesis of the Year” award in Middle East Technical University in 2007. Her thesis examines the ways in which the ‘systems approach,’ which found a place in the science of ecology after the 1960s, affected the contemporary discourse of sustainable architecture and current green architectural practices.

Currently, she practices at “Yazgan Design Architecture”, which she founded with Kerem Yazgan, PhD. Architect, in 2003. She considers her theoretical background and past academic career to be an integral part of her approach in her professional practices.

 

133 INTERNATIONAL [106] AND NATIONAL [27] AWARDS

2021: OIZ Office – World Architecture Community Awards 39th Cycle Selected Project for WAA 2021: OIZ Office – World Architecture Festival – ‘Office / Future Projects’ Category – Finalist 2021: Longosphere Glamping – Landezine International Landscape Award (LILA) – ’Hospitality’ Category – Shortlisted 2021: Longosphere Glamping – Turkish Architecture Yearbook 2020 – Selected Project 2021: Merkez Ankara Showroom – Archdaily Building of the Year 2021 – ‘Office’ Category – Nominated 2021: Longosphere Glamping – World Architecture Community Awards 36th Cycle Selected Project for WAA 2020: OIZ Office- Architizer A+ Awards 2020 – ‘Unbuilt Commercial’ Category – Winner 2020: Başakşehir Pine and Sakura City Hospital – ENR Global Best Projects 2020 – ‘Healthcare’ Category – Award of Merit 2020: Kigali Arena- ENR Global Best Projects 2020 – ‘Sports & Entertainment’ Category – Award of Merit 2020: Voronet Lila Hotel – The Plan Award 2020 – ‘Hospitality / Future’- Finalist 2020: OIZ Office – The Plan Award 2020 – ‘Office & Business / Future’- Finalist 2020: Gazi University Laboratories – The Plan Award 2020 – ‘Education / Future’- Finalist 2020: Kigali Arena – The Plan Award 2020 – ‘Sports & Leisure / Completed’- Shortlisted 2020: Voronet Lila Hotel- Architizer A+ Awards 2020 – ‘Unbuilt Hospitality’ Category – Finalist 2020: Middle East Technical University Co-working & Cafeteria- 17th National Architecture Exhibition and Awards 2020– ‘Project’ category- Nominated 2020: Demirkoy Visitor Center and Kınay House – World Architecture Community Awards 34th Cycle Selected Project for WAA 2020: Dakar Arena – Vanceva World of Color Awards 2020 – Finalist 2020: Voronet Lila Hotel – World Architecture Community Awards 33rd Cycle Selected Project for WAA .