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Sinan İzgi is the founding principal of İzgi Architectural Design with over 30 years experience in the industry as a designer, manager, coordinator, and teacher.

Sinan graduated from the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Faculty of Architecture, in 1983 with a Master’s of Architecture degree. During his studies, he received an award in the Aga Khan design competition: Time and Space in Cumalıkızık. In 1986, he began doctoral studies in the field of urban design at the Faculty of Urbanism at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and founded the İzgi Architectural Design Office.

To date, Sinan has designed and managed nearly 400 projects and applications on various scales. In the last ten years, his career has been focused largely on commercial and corporate work. His expertise in project management, programming, design development, and construction administration allows him to work collaboratively with his clients to deliver projects that blend creativity with technical implementations that are energy efficient and make generous use of sustainable materials. He works with consistent sensitivity to existing contexts, integrating the character-defining features of the surrounding landscape in projects.

Since 2004, he has shared his expertise and insights as a lecturer, first at Yıldız Technical University and then at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. His personal commitment to education and civic discussion is evidenced in his regular participation as a visiting jury member for graduation projects at several universities.

Sinan is a founding member of AURA-Istanbul, the Istanbul Architecture and Urbanism Research Academy, a non-profit organization that prepares recent graduates for professional and academic careers through research and design projects. The organization provides a platform for discussions on architecture, urban planning, and related topics.