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Kerem Yazgan

Managing Partner
Yazgan Design Architecture, Turkey

Kerem Yazgan was born in Ankara in 1969. He obtained his B. Arch degree from the Middle East Technical University Department of Architecture in 1993. He worked in a diversity of architectural offices and participated in various architectural design competitions until 1996. He opened his first architectural office in 1996, after being awarded the first prize in a national architectural design competition. He received his M. Arch degree from the METU Department of Architecture in 1997. His master’s dissertation received the “Parlar Foundation Academic Award” of METU in 1998. He received awards in various architectural design competitions. Alongside opening an office, Kerem Yazgan attended the Fourth Year Architectural Design Studio in the METU Department of Architecture as a part-time instructor from 1997 to 2007. Kerem Yazgan opened his second architectural office with his wife Begüm Yazgan, PhD. Architect in 2003, the same year in which he received his PhD degree from METU Department of Architecture. His doctoral dissertation entitled “Designography in Architecture” is about his research on the ‘systems and acts’ in architectural design. His design approach is based on the direct association of theory and practice and the systematization of the design process. He has realized a diverse number of architectural projects with the idea that he defines as “the design of the design act”, which is based on ‘writing the program’ of architectural design. In his practice, he continues to search and develop flexible, free, systematic and lucid relationships between architectural design approaches that clearly define the conceptual, production, and construction phases. AWARDS: 2017: YDA Center - Sign of the City Awards 2017 - Premium Project in Best Office Building 2017: YDA Center - Sign of the City Awards 2017 - Premium Project in Best Architectural Design 2017: Kayseri Integrated Health Campus - Sign of the City Awards 2017 - Best Health Building/Campus 2017: YDA Center Showroom - World Architecture Community Awards 23th Cycle Selected Project for WAA 2017: Mustafa Vehbi Koç Sports Hall - World Architecture Community Awards 23th Cycle Selected Project for WAA 2017: Kalkan Altes Villas - World Architecture Community Awards 23th Cycle Selected Project for WAA 2017: Hamamyolu Urban Deck - LEAF Awards 2017 - 'Urban Design Project of the Year' Award 2017: YDA Center - European Property Awards 2017 - Award Winner 2017: Hamamyolu Urban Deck - WAN Awards 2017 - Long List 2017: Hamamyolu Urban Deck - LEAF Awards 2017 - 'Urban Design' Category Finalist 2017: Hamamyolu Urban Deck - LEAF Awards 2017 - 'Developer and Development Propject of the Year' Category Finalist 2017: YDA Center - World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2017 - Finalist 2017: Hicri Sezen Park - World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2017 - Finalist 2017: Kalkan Altes Villas – Turkish Architecture Yearbook 2016 - Selected Project 2017: Mustafa Vehbi Koç Spors Hall– Turkish Architecture Yearbook 2016 - Selected Project 2016: Volkswagen Arena - International Property Awards 2016 - Best Leisure Interior in Europe Award  2016: Volkswagen Arena - European Property Awards 2016 - Best Leisure Interior in Turkey Award  2016: Sorgun Ecopark - LEAF Awards 2016 - Finalist 2016: Hamamyolu Urban Deck - World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2016 - Finalist 2016: Sorgun Ecopark - World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2016 - Finalist 2016: Aselsan (REHİS) New Campus – Architizer A+ Awards 2015- Special Mention 2016: Loft Terrace (MCT - Haldız) residential complex - Invited Competition - 1st Prize