Serhat Yildiz

Serhat Yildiz

Los Angeles, CA, US



Serhat Yildiz is an architect based in Istanbul, Turkey. He currently lives in Los Angeles and pursues his Master of Architecture degree at UCLA, also where he works as a shop assistant. He is a volunteer at Hats off For Cancer organization.

In his two years of experience, he worked at Shulman + Associates in Miami as an architectural designer where he was on the team that won the 2015 AIA Miami Award of Excellence for Santa Barbara Hotel, His architectural internship was under Metin Hepguler's supervision at his Istanbul office, ITAC Architecture

He completed his Bachelor of Architecture at Istanbul Kultur University and Politecnico Di Milano. During his study, he has received full merit-based scholarships including, the Erasmus exchange program in Milan 2012 and IP urban design workshop in Amsterdam 2014. Also, he was a participant of the elCASC design workshop that was awarded as the project of the year by International Young Planning Professionals.



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

- Assistant Manager in Robot Lab 6-axis Kuka Robots and 3D fabrication shop facility equipment including 3-axis CNC machine, laser cutter, 3D printer at UCLA’s IDEAS.
- Assisted more than 50 graduate student projects in the creation and transformation of their physical models by advising application techniques at varying scales using the equipment listed above
- Edited web contents of last three years for Architecture and Urban Design Faculty and co-organized fall and winter quarter exhibition contents.

Oct 2016 - Feb 2017

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

- Collaborated with a design team to create concept proposals, schematic designs and design development projects in Miami Downtown, Wynwood, Miami Beach and Orlando for commercial, public, private use.
- Generated 3D models, diagrams and renders for more than 15 projects such as Universal Studios in Orlando, Miami Ad School, and Betsy-Carlton Hotel by using Rhino, V-Ray, Photoshop, Illustrator.
- Earned 2015 AIA Miami Award of Excellence (Unbuilt) Santa Barbara Hotel, and 2016 AIA Miami Award of Excellence/Merit (Renovation) Bakehouse Art Complex.

Feb 2015 - Aug 2016


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

Aug 2016 - current

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

Sep 2009 - Dec 2014

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

Sep 2012 - Aug 2013


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

Credits: Shulman + Associates


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

Credits: Shulman + Associates


International Young Planning Professionals Award, Award

elCASC Design Workshop


Amsterdam Academie van Bouwkunst Full Merit-Based Scholarship, Scholarship

IP Design in Urbanism Workshop


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

Exchange Student for Politecnico di Milano


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