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Serhat Yildiz

Serhat Yildiz

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Serhat Yildiz is an architect, designer, space enthusiast, surfer from Istanbul, living and working in Vienna. He practiced at Istanbul, Milano, Amsterdam, Miami, and Los Angeles. His ultimate goal is advancing life beyond the Earth by using space technologies, and increase environmental qualities on Earth with the data-driven design.

In his professional career, he has done key contributions for many international works, major awards, and competition winner projects including Medical University of Vienna, Red Bull Munich Sports Complex, Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Hong Kong Pavilion in Venice Biennale 2018, AIA Florida Merit Award for Billboard Building, and AIA Miami Divine Detail Award for The Betsy-Carlton Hotel.

He had studied at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Politecnico di Milano and Istanbul Kultur University. During his education, he received several merit-based scholarships. He was a volunteer partner at Hats off For Cancer organization and a member of UCLA Surf Team.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Albert Wimmer ZT GmbH, Vienna, AT, Project Architect

• Responsible for concept developments on international competitions and proposals such as; Red Bull
Munich Sports Arena, urban planning, and social housing complexes in Vienna.
• Analyzes project goals, conceive and develop architectural concepts/solutions for those goals.
• Provides integration for all disciplines related to overall building design. Operates design inputs with external collaborators

Jul 2018 - current
 

Baumschlager & Eberle Architekten, Lustenau, AT, Project Architect

• Have won 4 architectural and urban competition projects.
• Developed concepts with Prof. Dietmar Eberle for mainly public-use competition projects and exhibition works in several cities including Vienna, Venice, Paris, Zurich, Berlin, Shanghai.
• Investigated typologies and programs in relation to formal qualities during design processes for projects such as; FH Campus Vienna, Medical University of Vienna, Institute of Science and Technology Austria, and Hong Kong Pavilion in Venice Biennale.

Jul 2017 - Jul 2018
 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Assistant Shop Manager

• Assistant Manager in the workshop of UCLA's IDEAS for digital manufacturing, computational design and engineering design responsibilities.
• Assisted graduate student projects in the creation and transformation of their prototypes by advising application techniques at varying scales using the advanced modeling systems and high-tech materials.

Aug 2016 - Jul 2017
 

Shulman + Associates, Miami, FL, US, Designer Architect

• Collaborated with a design team to create concepts, schematic designs and design development projects in Miami Downtown, Wynwood, Miami Beach and Orlando for public and private use.
• Generated 3D models, diagrams and renders for more than 15 projects such as Universal Studios in Orlando, Billboard Building, and Betsy-Carlton Hotel by using Rhino, V-Ray, Photoshop, Illustrator.
• Contributed for 2017 AIA Miami and AIA Florida Award of Excellence (Additions) Billboard Building, and 2017 AIA Miami Divine Detail Award The Betsy-Carlton Hotel (The Orb).

Aug 2014 - Jul 2016
 

Education 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

M.Arch. II, Architectural Technologies

Thesis project; Scenarios on the 4th Industrial Revolution; Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Spaces, and Cyberphysical Environments.

Aug 2016 - Jul 2017
 

Istanbul Kultur University, Istanbul, TR, BArch, Architectural Design

B.Arch. with Honors, Architecture

Thesis project; Urban Marine, Istanbul.

Oct 2009 - Dec 2014
 

Politecnico di Milano, Milano, IT, BArch, Exchange Student

Study Abroad, Architecture

Erasmus Full Merit-Based Scholarship with 1st place.

Oct 2012 - Aug 2013
 

Awards 

AIA Miami Award of Excellence/Merit (Renovation) Bakehouse Art Complex, Award

Credits: Shulman + Associates

2016
 

AIA Miami Award of Excellence/Merit (Unbuilt) Santa Barbara Hotel, Award

Credits: Shulman + Associates

2015
 

International Young Planning Professionals Award, Award

elCASC Design Workshop

2014
 

Amsterdam Academie van Bouwkunst Full Merit-Based Scholarship, Scholarship

IP Design in Urbanism Workshop

2014
 

Erasmus Full Merit-Based Scholarship with 1st place, Scholarship

Exchange Student for Politecnico di Milano

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills