Kerem Yazgan

Founding Partner - Ph. D. Architect

He obtained his B. Arch degree from the Middle East Technical University Department of Architecture in 1993. He worked in diverse architectural offices and participated in various architectural design competitions until 1996. He opened his first architectural office after he obtained the first prize in a national architectural design competition in 1996. He received his M. Arch degree from the METU Department of Architecture in 1997. His masters dissertation received the “Parlar Foundation Academic Award” of METU in 1998. He attended the Fourth Year Architectural Design Studio at the METU Department of Architecture as a part-time instructor from 1997 to 2007. He opened his second architectural office with his wife Begüm Yazgan 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 relationship between project phases to his work.