Begüm Yazgan

Managing Partner, Architect , Yazgan Design Architecture

Begüm Yazgan has worked on both national and international projects consisting of shopping centers, residences, banks, hotels and university buildings in private architectural offices from 1995 to 1998. She also attended the Landscape Design Studio and worked in the Revolving Fund Office of the Department. She became a doctoral researcher at the Tokyo Institute of Technology

She received her M. Arch and PhD. Arch degree from the Middle East Technical University Department of Architecture in 1998 and worked as a research assistant in the METU Department of Architecture from 1998 to 2003. Her thesis examines the ways in which ‘systems approach,’ which found a place in the science of ecology after the 1960s, effected the contemporary discourse of sustainable architecture and current green architectural practices. Currently, she practices at Yazgan Design Architecture, which she founded with Kerem Yazgan, PhD. Architect, in 2003. Begüm considers her theoretical background and past academic career to be an integral part of her approach in her professional practices

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