Meric Arslanoglu

  • Institute: Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
  • Location: New York City, NY/USA

Meric Arslanoglu is an architect, designer from Istanbul, Turkey. He holds a Master in Architecture (M.Arch) degree from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree from Istanbul Technical University. He is a recipient of several national and international awards including the master’s grant from the U.S. Fulbright Program. Regarding his interest in social and cultural dimensions of technological change, his design approach is constructed through a continuous state of reinvention. This way of thinking led him to bring diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and media together in his projects. He believes that embracing a site-specific design process indispensably intertwines with the spatialization of local socio-cultural practices in the contemporary architectural discourse. His professional experience includes working as an architectural designer in New York City, Boston, and Istanbul. In addition to architectural practice, he was a research assistant, and associate editor of the “Neuralisms Shenzhen” research publication at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design.



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