Burak Pekoğlu was born in 1984 and raised in Turkey, studied architecture in USA and had worked in Denmark, Turkey and USA. Burak is a graduate of Harvard University, Graduate School of Design (GSD) with a MArch degree (2011). He received a BS degree, Cum Laude, in Architecture (2008) at SUNY Buffalo, where he also attended an exchange program at Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark. He has worked in international offices such as Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) in New York, Schmidt Hammer Lessen (SHML) in Aarhus, Denmark and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (PCPA) in New Haven.
He founded BINAA l Building INnovation Arts Architecture in 2012 with the idea of bringing together innovative and artistic ideas within a collaborative platform. He has won international awards and honors including “Architizer A+ Award in 2017, Young Architects Selection (GEMSS) in 2019 and Europe 40 Under 40 in 2020”.
Awards of the speaker:
Europe 40 Under 40, 2020
Young Architects Selection (GEMSS), 2019
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.