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Kerem Yazgan

Founder Partner Yazgan Design Architecture, Turkey

Kerem Yazgan

Founder Partner Yazgan Design Architecture, Turkey

Biography

Kerem Yazgan obtained his B. Arch degree from the Middle East Technical University Department ofArchitecture in 1993. He worked in a diversity of architectural offices and participated in variousarchitectural design competitions until 1996. He opened his first architectural office in 1996, after being awarded the first prize in a national architectural design competition. He received his M. Arch degree from the METU Department of Architecture in 1997. His master’s dissertation received the “Parlar Foundation Academic Award” of METU in 1998. He received awards in various architectural design competitions. Alongside opening an office, Kerem Yazgan attended the Fourth Year Architectural Design Studio in the METU Department of Architecture as a part-time instructor from 1997 to 2007. Kerem Yazgan opened his second architectural office with his wife Begum Yazgan, PhD. Architect in 2003, the same year in which he received his PhD degree from METU Department of Architecture. His doctoral dissertation entitled “Designography in Architecture” is about his research on the “systems and acts” in architectural design. His design approach is based on the association of theory with practice through the systematization of design processes. He realized diverse architectural projects through what he defines as “the design of the design act”, which is based on “writing the program” of architectural design. Throughout his practice, Kerem Yazgan received diverse awards in architectural design competitions. He tries to reflect his researches on the development of systematic relationships between project phases to his work.

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 .