2017 Guest Curator

Volkan Alkanoglu

Volkan Alkanoglu is the founding principal of  VA | DESIGN LLC and offers an explicit international background. He was born in Turkey, raised in Germany, and studied architecture at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, Peter Behrens School of Architecture in Düsseldorf and received his Master of Architectural Design degree with Distinction at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK.


His research and design work has been exhibited at several institutions including the Royal Academy of Arts in London and has been featured in international publications. Volkan Alkanoglu has collaborated as a Designer and Architect in several architectural practices in Germany, England, and the USA. During his experience as Project Architect, he has worked on many award-winning projects with highly acclaimed status.


Recent projects of VA | DESIGN are installed in institutions such as the University of Oregon, the Salt Lake Community College, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Fort Lauderdale Airport, the Fort Lewis College in Durango and the University of Colorado in Denver.


He is currently a Lecturer in Architecture at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design. Within his academic background, Volkan Alkanoglu has taught at the Georgia Institute of Technology after having served as the Director of Graduate Studies. He was appointed previously as the TVS Design Distinguished Critic and held a long-term faculty position at SCI-Arc, the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, California.


Volkan Alkanoglu is a registered Architect with the AKN(Architektenkammer Nordrhein-Westfalen) in Germany, and a LEED Accredited Professional (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) in the USA.