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.
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