Orkun Beydagi

Orkun Beydagi

New York, NY, US


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1986 Ankara born. Studied undergraduate architecture in Istanbul Technical University (ITU) between 2004 and 2008. Graduating with an Archiprix honorable mention award with his thesis project, he took part in various architectural design offices, and continued his academic research in ITU master of architecture graduate program. He instructed two semester basic design course for pre-college and tutored various workshops. His work has been exhibited in some exhibitions like Resfest, Fibrous Room, Contrary Education. In 2010 he was awarded tuition scholarship by Turkish Education Foundation and studied in Pratt Institute, New York for Master of Science Architecture program. He worked on the thesis named “a (new) typology and topology of public space in the time of location based social networks” and graduated with excellence in academic achievement award. Also he worked as a design studio teaching assistant in the same school. With Kol/Mac he participated “peeling layers” augmented reality exhibition in ArtOmi. He organized various workshops internationally, and attended academic symposiums. He is still working in Şanal Architecture, where is is leading the BIM transition and as well working as design architect,  besides he works as adjunct instructor in Izmir University of Economics undergraduate architecture program.



Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, TR, Adjunct Instructor

Faculty of Fine Arts and Design
Department of Architecture
arch 401- 4th year studio_Biomimetic Architecture
arch 430 - Elective Course_Speculative Materialism:agent based systems
arch 498 - Graduation Studio_Digital Tectonics
arch 390 - Elective Course_Speculative Materialism: material interactions

Sep 2012 - current

Şanal Architecture and Planning, Istanbul, TR, Architect

Happiness Factory
//Kindergarten Project, Competition entry, Purchase Prize, Adiyaman, 2013

Sishane Park
//4500 m2, Carpark and Public Park Project, Istanbul, 2012

Augmenting Spatalty
//Visual Art Project, Sydney, Australa, 2012

Bogaziçi University Life Sciences Building
//30.000 m2, Life Scences Lab Building, Istanbul, 2012

Tolkim Offices
//770 m2, Office Building, Istanbul, 2012

SALT library
//Interor Design, Library project, Istanbul, 2012

Aug 2011 - current

Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, TR, Adjunct Instructor

ITU School of Architecture

Feb 2012 - Jun 2012

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Teaching Assistant

Teaching assistance in Pratt Institute Master of Architecture program Design Studio

Jan 2011 - Jun 2011

Kolart Construction, Istanbul, TR, Architect

Oman Muskat Airport Project
//480.000 m2, Airport Project Quantity Survey, Muskat, Oman, 2009

Kazlıçeşme Urban Project
//250.000 m2, Shopping Centre, Hotel and Congress
Centre Project, Kazlıçeşme, Zeytinburnu,İstanbul, 2009

Apr 2009 - Dec 2009

Tuspa, Istanbul, TR, Architect

High Security Medical Complexes
//Architectural Project, Ankara, 2009

Feb 2009 - Apr 2009

Adnan Kazmaoglu Mimarlık Arastirma Merkezi, Istanbul, TR, Architect

Islam Culture Center
//61,863 m2, 9000 People Mosque, 2950 People Congress Center, Art Center, 1048 Vehicle Covered Park (Kiptaş, İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality) Maltepe, İstanbul 2009

Metropol, Kartal
//174.230 m2, Residence, Office, Shopping Center and Social Center Project (İnanlar İnşaat) Maltepe, Kartal İstanbul 2009

Sinpaş GYO Aquacity
//185.000 m2, 1190 Flats Residence and Social Center Project (SİNPAŞ G.Y.O) Sarıgazi, İstanbul 2007

Jun 2008 - Feb 2009

ATP Istanbul, Istanbul, TR, Architect, Graphic Designer

Altınova Terminal
//Bus Terminal, (Altınova Municipality) Altınova, Balıkesir, 2007 ATP istanbul web site // (no longer available)

Sep 2006 - Mar 2007

GAD Architecture, Istanbul, TR, Intern

Kuum Hotel Spa&Residences
//Hotel and Residence Project, Göltürkbükü, Bodrum, 2008

Jun 2006 - Aug 2006


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, MS. in Architecture

Thesis_ World Transforms Itself: new Typology and (Topology) of public space in the time of location based social networks.
Activities and Societies: InProcess

Jun 2010 - Jun 2011

Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, TR, BArch, Architecture

Thesis Project_ Life Proposal in Kadikoy (archiprix 2008 honorable mention)

Sep 2004 - Jun 2008


Excellence in Academic Achievement, Award

Pratt Institute - Excellence in Academic Achievement


Tuition Scholar, Scholarship

Turkish Education Foundation and Turk Petrol Foundation Tuition Scholarships


Archiprix Turkey 2008, Honorable Mention


Pamukova Hill Layout Competition, Honorable Mention

Pamukova Hill Layout Competition, equal prize, 2008


Areas of Specialization 


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