Erman Özdemir

Erman Özdemir

Istanbul, TR

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Erman Özdemir is an architect, İnterior designer and urban designer based in Istanbul.  He was born in 1986, in Izmit, Turkey. He studied architecture in Istanbul Technical University and completed a double major programme including interior design, and  also studied as an exchange student at Cologne University of Applies Sciences in Germany. He completed his bachelor's degree in architecture in 2009 and in interior design in 2010 and received honorable mention award in Archiprix 2010 with his graduation project. He continued his studies in Istanbul Technical University with urban design master programme and at the same time started his professional design career in Sevki Pekin's studio in Istanbul. He worked in a few more architectural companies and involved in many architectural design projects in various scales and functions and pariticipated in national architectural design competitions with a few awarded projects. In 2012 he continued his architectural practice in SPD office in istanbul and become the head of the design group which consist of 30 architects. In that period he had the chance to design and realize projects in large scales, from shopping malls to high rise office buildings, housing settlements, hotels and mixed use projects. He produced lots of conceptual projects in different scales from a single villa to a 26 million square meter urban planning project, commonly in Turkey and also in Oman, UAE, Hungary and USA. Recently he completed his urban design master thesis named "Evaluation of private spaces changed by users on public spaces" and continues his works independently as a designer architect.



Sabri Pasayigit Architects, Istanbul, TR, Conceptual Design Group Manager

Responsible for creating conceptual design for the projects. Working with sketches, tocreate conceptual ideas and visualize them on 3d, 2d design software, develop themby leading 4 or 5 teams consist of 3 to 8 architects. Working on projects with different scales and functions from a single villa to a 26 million square meter urban design project.

Sep 2012 - Jan 2018

Turkmall Real Estate Company, Istanbul, TR, Conceptual Design Architect

Responsible of creating conceptual design for shopping mall projects. working on
shopping mall plan organisation and organisation of rentable areas for an effective
shopping mall treatment.

Jan 2012 - Sep 2012

Epo Architectural Office, Istanbul, TR, Architect

Responsible of preparing drawings for construction projects. organization of mechanical,electrical and structural engineering projects during construction project process.

Feb 2011 - Dec 2011

Şevki Pekin, Istanbul, TR, Architect

Responsible of 2d and 3d drawings of projects, presentation, physical model making, and preparing an archive book for Architect Sevki Pekin’s works.

Feb 2010 - Feb 2011


Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, TR, BArch, Urban Design

The programme credits have been completed in 2012 but the thesis submission postponed to 2018 because of professional work career. thesis completed in 2018 june and graduated.

The topic of thesis is "Evaluation of effects of private spaces changed by the users on public spaces, Etiler Nispetiye Street sample"

Thesis studied with the advisory of the head of the department Prof. Dr. Nuran Zeren Gulersoy. and approved by the jurors;
Head of I.T.U department of urban and regional planning Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ocakci.
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Department of urban and regional planning lecturer Dilek Erden Erbey.

Academic article studies are being continued.

Sep 2010 - Jul 2018

Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, TR, Bachelors, Interior Architecture

Interior Architecture department has been studied as "the second major" within the "double major programme" enabled in Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture.

The graduates of the Department of Interior Architecture are aimed to have skills to analyze visual, functional, technical, constructional and economical dynamics related to the design of interior environments at a wide spectrum of scales.

Sep 2006 - Jan 2011

Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, TR, Bachelors, Architecture

The department of Architecture in Istanbul Technical University Architecture Faculty is “substantially equivalent” to NAAB (National Architectural Accredited Board)-accredited programs.

I.T.U Department of Architecture is the member of following institutons:
EAAE (European Association for Architectural Education)
ENHSA (European Network for Heads of Schools of Architecture)
ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture)

Also ITU Department of Architecture actively participates in the European Union's ERASMUS Exchange Program which aims to enhance the quality of higher education through co-operation and mobility in the EU.

Sep 2004 - Jan 2010

Fachhochschule Köln, Cologne, DE, BArch, Architecture

One semester study have been completed in Fachhochschule Köln Architecture Department within the Erasmus student exchange programme.

Feb 2008 - Aug 2008


Ytong Fair stant design competition 2011, Honorable Mention

Competition held for the stant of the ytong company to be built in the construction fair in Istanbul 2012.


Arkitera travel scholarship, Nomination

Project was a finalist for the travel scholarship with the blog ermonom. Travel theme was the "architecture behind the wall" including the soviet cities and their architectural heritage between years 1912 - 1991


Archiprix Turkey 2010 graduation projects awards, Honorable Mention

Erman Özdemir's graduation project of Architecture department is awarded in the most prestigious student award in Turkey.


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