Erkin Özay is an architect and lecturer at the Graduate School of Design. He received his BArch degree from Middle East Technical University in Ankara (1998) and his MArch II degree from Harvard University (2001). He has worked in Istanbul, Boston and London practices, focusing on residential, institutional and urban development projects. He has won numerous design awards as a collaborator and with his own practice. His award-winning proposal for a high-density housing competition in New Orleans was exhibited at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Özay recently taught a studio with Professor Hashim Sarkis about the Suleymaniye Complex and its relationship to Istanbul’s historic peninsula, and a seminar in spring 2012 entitled “School for Year 2030,” in partnership with HUGSE. His current research focuses on the clash of Istanbul’s expanding transportation infrastructure and the historic city.