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Alara Akiltopu

Alara Akiltopu

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

I am an Architectural Designer, expecting my master`s degree from UCLA Architecture and Urban Design MArch II program on June 17th, 2017, with the concentration on Technology, pursuing my studies and research towards the computational design and digital fabrication using various software including Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, and Maya.

During my study, I developed strong 3D modeling and visualization skills which thought me to produce high-quality office work.

I'm proficient in troubleshooting problems having the knowledge of using a variety of design and data software and production using 3D printing, CNC milling, and laser cutting.

Before moving to Los Angeles, as an architectural designer,  I worked in two offices on different projects and contributed to the architectural drawing, 3D modeling, and rendering.

I had the privilege to collaborate with chosen architects from around the world. I teamed up with colleagues from multiple nationalities for various projects. Which has given me the chance to learn from their experience and share my own. Consequently, the teamwork resulted in successful projects. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Özer / Ürger Architects, Istanbul, Internship

+ Design development of housing projects, digital drawings and presentation creation of design proposals
+ Reorganize planning and re-drawing of housing projects, business center and technology park

Jul 2014 - Sep 2014
 

Mim-A Design, Antalya, Internship

+ Application of drawings and model to construction
+ Inspection of construction site and the construction workers
+ Troubleshooting design problems that emerge at the ongoing construction

Jul 2013 - Sep 2013
 

Istanbul Bilgi University Construction Internship, Istanbul , Internship

+ Construction Internship at three different constructions in Istanbul

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Education 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture and Urban Design, M.ARCH II

Suprastudio IDEAS Campus, Guvenc Ozel Studio.

Jul 2016 - current
 

Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, TR, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture (Eng)

Sep 2010 - Jul 2015
 

Awards 

UCLA Architecture and Urban Design Graduate Student Scholarship, Scholarship

($8000)

2016
 

Istanbul Bilgi University Bachelor of Architecture Student Scholarship, Scholarship

($40000)

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills