Cristina Carla Maria Bardelli
(WAU Architetti, Architect)

In 2004, she has been selected among the 100 best Polytechnic University students in Turin and Milan. Later, her graduation thesis on Philology of Restoration was awarded and published. She undertook an extensive research activity, both on a local and international level, and developed her expertise in architectural design, interior design and construction site management. She has published several scientific articles about architectural heritage and landscape restoration, and restoration philology. In In 2012, she founded the Turin-based architectural office WAU, still working on architectural heritage restoration / interior design in the same firm.

Gülay Gamze Güven
(Tasarım Üssü, Designer)

Gamze Guven, designer in Istanbul, studied industrial design in Middle East Technical University, graduated in 1987 and completed her MSc in 1990 in the Faculty of Architecture at the same university. She had worked for a decade both as a board member of the Industrial Designers’ Society of Turkey (ETMK) various times and also she was the Vice-President of Creative Industries of Turkey between 2013-2015. Since 2016 she works as a part time instructor in Ozyegin University Department of Industrial Design. Since 1990 she has been working as design consultant and since 24 years she is the manager and creative director in her company Tasarım Üssü Ltd. With her team she is undertaking industrial design, food design and packaging design projects in different sectors for a number of local and international companies. The packages, foods and products which are designed by Tasarım Ussu have over 150 official design patents and has a significant amount of national-international awards.

Mehmet Tüzüm Kızılcan
(Ceramic Artist)

Born in 1941, the artist started ceramics in 1959 at his Füreyya Koral workshop with hobby works. Realizing that he should take his relationship with ceramics more seriously over time, he ended being student at the Faculty of Electricity at ITU and questioned the possibilities to study art ceramics. After his experiences in Eczacıbaşı ceramics factory - Taylan ceramics, he started his education in Werkkunst schule offenbach amain (in ceramic majors) in Germany. He graduated in 1965. He worked in the Gorbon-Işıl ceramic factory. In 1968 he founded his own workshop. Together with the management of his company, which has been producing under the name of Sersa Seramik since 1970, he worked as a trainer at Ege University Vocational High School in 1987 and in the department of ceramic and traditional handicraft tile Faculty of Fine Arts in Dokuz Eylül University, from 1989 to 2004. The artist has 22 solo exhibitions, 45 group exhibitions in Turkey and in other countries and numerous workshop events. The artist continues his duties as the head of Turkish Ceramic Association - WAG ‘World Art Games’ world art Olympics and Board Membership of International Ceramic Artist Association. He continues to ceramic workshop in his own atelier

Aslı Özbay
(TH ve İdil Architects, Architect)

Born in Ankara in 1964, Aslı Özbay received her BA in architecture from ex-Istanbul Fine Arts Academy (now MSGSU) in 1988 and her MA in restoration from METU in Ankara.
At the beginning of her career, she worked in professional architectural organizations of Chamber of Architects, Association of Practicing Architects, Center of Construction & Industry and the Şevki Vanlı Architectural Foundation, working as a manager in the editorial department, organizing national exhibitions, congresses and award ceremonies. 
She started working in Cappadocia in 2002, conducting the Mustafapaşa-Sinasos Master Restoration Plan, together with the TH-İdil Architecture and Urban Planning team. 
Since then, she has taken part in many restoration projects and applications in the region. Between 2010-2020, she has been the General Manager of Argos Construction and Atelier Argos, conducting many restoration applications, mainly in Uçhisar village of Cappadocia. 

Ozbay has presented in numerous architectural congresses and universities, to share her expertise in civil architecture of the Cappadociaregion.She coordinated severalpanels and conferences for the Argos Group, on the topics of architecture and restoration, the most recent of which is the “Heritage and Vernacular Architecture / Cappadocia Workshop” project, held in April 2019. She continues her proffesional practice as the partner of TH-İDİL Architecture office.

Ali Osman Öztürk
(A Architectural Design, Architect)

Ali Osman Öztürk graduated from Middle East Technical University Department of Architecture in 1987, completed Master’s Degree in Architecture in the same department. He took part in METU and Gazi University Faculty of Architecture Design Studios. A Tasarım Mimarlık, founded by Master Architect Ali Osman Öztürk in 1997; provides project services in mixed use, housing, culture - public, urban design, office, education, health and interior architecture. With an approach that attaches importance to the creation of quality living spaces, A Tasarım has carried out projects of different scales for the public and private sector since its establishment. Major projects include Armada and Development, Istanbul Financial Center Ziraat Bank Headquarters (with KPF), Ankara International Fair and Congress Center (with Gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner), Panora, Tepe Prime, Congresium, Via / Port and TOBB University of Economics and Technology. Conducting the project process together with investors, engineers and teams from different disciplines, A Tasarım continues its local and international studies within its corporate structure in Ankara and Istanbul offices.



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