Los Angeles, CA, US



My name is Mustafa Kustur. I hold a Bachelor of Architectural Science from the
Istanbul Technical University in my home country of Turkey and a Master of Architecture from the
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SciArc). I am the recipient of the Best Thesis Award as well as Distinction from Istabul Technical University and the
Sci-Arc’s prestigious 2014 Gehry Prize. Beyond my academic accomplishments, I have
over two years of work experience both here in Los Angeles and the artistic and creative city of Istanbul. My responsibilities in my past work experiences range from conceptual design to construction documents as well as packages, visualizations, animations and heavy
duty model making.

I have desired to work in architecture since a young age. Through my education, I have had
the opportunity to explore different manners of architectural representation and form. As you can
see in my portfolio, I am particularly interested in choosing different artistic methods and ideas such
as optical-illusion, shadow-play and color to achieve representational drawings.
Following such an art-based education at SCI-Arc, I hope to now to build upon my past experiences with the more practical and developmental side of the architecture profession. I am hard working and eager to learn by doing, and develop strong knowledge and skills in building and construction.


Atelier Manferdini, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Produced drawings, renderings, animations and project book as well as various models for the
detailing and design of mock-up as part of the architectural installations and art exhibitions.

Nov 2014 - Sep 2015

DS Architecture & Landscape, Istanbul, TR, Architect

/Participated in the competition for a campus
masterplan for Istanbul Technical University,
which included outdoor public spaces, retail and
a technological park in the center of Istanbul.
/Assisted in the landscape design of the Gebze
Adventure Park in the Industrial Region of the
Turkey, prepared construction documents for
/Modeled and rendered one of the most
important investment projects of Istanbul
“Zorlu Center”. Our proposal aimed to win
back the lost space on the ground as a green
landscape design.

Jun 2011 - Jun 2012


On-site construction contol and executed
on-site drawings for the project Autopia (Car
Shopping Mall)

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

DB ARCHITECTURE, Istanbul, TR, Intern

Designed a re-intensitfication masterplan
proposal for developing part of Istanbul.

Jun 2009 - Sep 2009


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, M.Arch II

Master of Architecture 2 Degree.
SCI-Arc Gehry Prize, Graduate Thesis Award ‘14

Sep 2012 - Sep 2014

Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, TR, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture Degree
Licensed Architect in Turkey
Istanbul Technical University, Undergraduate Thesis Award ‘11

Sep 2006 - Aug 2011


Gehry Prize 2014, 1st Place

SCI-Arc Graduate School Best Thesis Project Award


Areas of Specialization