Isil Akgul

Isil Akgul

Brooklyn, NY, US

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Isil is a motivated, creative architect who worked professionally for 7 years before finishing the Sustainable Environmental Systems Master program. She has taken on the role of project manager on various projects. She is entrepreneurial, detail oriented, and organized.



Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative, Brooklyn, NY, US, Junior Technical Specialist

Technical assistance projects with community organizations and not-for-profit clients, data analysis, static and interactive mapping, data visualization

Jan 2018 - current

RETI Center, Brooklyn, NY, US, Assistant Designer

Resilient design in the industrial waterfront, data analysis, mapping, systems design

Jan 2018 - current

Waterfront Alliance, Brooklyn, NY, US, Design Fellow

Reviewing waterfront urban design projects according to WEDG
(Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines) and preparing WEDG Curriculum

Aug 2019 - Oct 2019

Studio Vertebra, Istanbul, TR, Junior Architect Project Manager

Design and application drawings with REVIT, coordinating MEP projects and client relations

Jan 2016 - Aug 2017

Yagmurproje, Istanbul, TR, Project Manager

Conceptual design and application drawings, rendering, design team coordination, project management

Jun 2014 - Jan 2016

Trim Architects, Istanbul, TR, Co-Founder

Conceptual design, rendering, and application drawings, construction management of hospitality projects

Jan 2013 - Jun 2015

Habif Architecture, Istanbul, TR, Junior Architect

Conceptual design and rendering, construction drawings, construction

Sep 2012 - Sep 2014

EOX Architecture, Istanbul, TR, Junior Architect

Conceptual design and rendering, construction drawings

Sep 2010 - Sep 2012


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Masters, Sustainable Environmental Systems

Aug 2017 - Sep 2019

Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, TR, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2006 - Jun 2011


Eva Hanhardt Leadership in Sustainability Award (LEAP), Award

Pratt Institute, Leaders in Environmental Advocacy at Pratt


Academic Excellence, Award

Pratt Institute, Sustainable Environmental Systems Academic Excellence Award


Runner Up at Ignition Lab, 2nd Place

2nd prize with the Earthpact application idea


HUD Affordable Housing Student Design Competition, Other

Final four out of 106 universities and presentation at HUD Headquarters in Washington DC.


Multicomfort Housing Student Competition, National Stage, 2nd Place

2nd Place at the national stage and presentation at the international stage.


Areas of Specialization