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Murat Soygenis

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Murat Soygenis in studio

Murat Soygenis, FAIA, an internationally recognized architect and professor, is a founding partner at S+ ARCHITECTURE. His projects and buildings received architectural awards, exhibited and published internationally. He has written and been the subject of books and monographs that are published and some serve as reference architecture books. He has been elevated to the 'College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects' based on his significant and lasting contributions to the advancement of the profession of architecture and society. Soygenis is the first and only AIA member who was elected to be a Fellow (FAIA) while practicing in Turkey.

After receiving his architectural education in Istanbul and University at Buffalo, he has worked as a licensed architect in USA and founded his architectural studio in 1990 (Current: S+ ARCHITECTURE). He has served as the dean of School of Architecture (YTU) and received awards for his contributions to profession. He also received awards from TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), TAC Foundation (The Foundation for the Conservation of Turkey's Monuments, Environment and Tourism Assets), various municipalities, universities, professional institutes and won prizes for entries at architectural and urban design competitions.

Soygenis has given numerous lectures in many countries and participated in exhibitions and juries. His projects have been exhibited at Baltimore AIA Gallery, School of Architecture and Planning Gallery at UB, Polytechnic University of Turin, Milan Build Up Expo, House of Architects in Moscow and at universities and municipalities in many cities in Turkey. His work includes projects at multiple scales, from storage units, to minimal dwellings, university buildings and production plants. Some of the projects involve new buildings and renovation of historically important structures as well. His work at S+ ARCHITECTURE was developed with the innovative and technical expertise of the firm and by collaborating with teams of creative architects, engineers and designers.

Among the books he has written are Yapi 2 / Building Construction 2, Yapi 3 / Building Construction 3, Yapi 4 / Building Construction 4, Yapi 1-2-3-4 / Building Construction 1-2-3-4, Istanbul: Bir Kent Yorumu / An Urban Commentary, Turkiye'de Mimarlik / Architecture in Turkey, Utopias for Istanbul, Mimarlik: Yasamin icinden / Architecture: Through life. His projects were featured in the following publications: Yildiz Bulusmasi / Yildiz Meetings 1999, Ucuncu Mesaj / Third Message, Istanbul icin gorusler / Visions for Istanbul, Yildiz Bulusmasi / Yildiz Meetings 2001, Yildiz Bulusmasi 04 / Yildiz Meetings 04, Bulusmalar 06 Meetings, Architetti 'americani' in Europe, Platform for Architecture, Visioning Architecture: The Sketches of Murat Soygenis.

His professional affiliations include professional memberships at UIA Chamber of Architects, FAIA American Institute of Architects College of Fellows and RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects.

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