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Alper Derinboğaz, Alper Derinbogaz, winner of the International Plan Award for Innovative Architecture 2015, recognized as an “emerging and influential architect”. In his practice, he investigates the possibilities of physical environment through the potential relationships between space and time. His designs greatly vary in scale from the museums to installations, his work mostly intend to uncover and question the essential elements of the given site and the theme. He graduated from Istanbul Technical University (2005) and received the Fulbright Scholarship. He won the UCLA Graduate Award for his master’s studies that he completed in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of California, Los Angeles. He won prizes or performed as a jury member at international competitions. Derinbogaz founded the Salon in 2009 as an architecture practice. He realized public space projects that incorporate new technologies at large scales. Three of his built works, Gate, Panorama and Augmented Structures were included in the Best Architecture of the Year Selection, and received the Arkitera Young Architect Award in 2011. He has received awards and honors, including the A+ Architizer Award 2015, and the Plan Award for Innovative Architecture for his recent work.

Derinboğaz represented Turkey in the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale in its debut year of the Pavilion of Turkey in 2014. Currently he heads the work of Salon and runs his architectural design studio at the ITU as a senior lecturer. Although Alper Derinboğaz’ s designs greatly vary in scale from the towers to the interiors his work mostly intend to uncover and question the essential elements of the given site or the theme. Derinbogaz’s built work operate through experiences of flux by the use of contemporary tectonics.