Murat Soygeniş, a Founding Principal of S+Architecture, is an internationally known professor and architect.
Born in Ankara, he studied architecture in Istanbul and the University at Buffalo (SUNY). He worked as a licensed architect in USA before he co-founded own architectural studio in Istanbul, S+ Architecture, in 1990. His work includes both industrial and residential projects, as well as urban design projects, sustainable design, proposals for post-disaster housing, and furniture design.
Soygeniş has given numerous lectures in many countries and participated in exhibitions and juries. His projects have been exhibited at American Institute of Architects in Baltimore (1990, 2002), School of Architecture and Planning Gallery at the University at Buffalo (2002), the Polytechnic University of Turin (2007), the Milan Build Up Expo (2007) , the House of Architects in Moscow (2008) and in many cities in Turkey throughout the years. He is the author of numerous books and articles including Platform
for Architecture (Rome: Aracne, 2011), Utopias for Istanbul (Rome: Aracne,
2011), Yapı 1-2-3-4 (Istanbul: Birsen Yayinevi, 2005), Mimarlik: Yasamin
icinden / Architecture: Through life (İstanbul: Birsen Yayinevi, 2012) and
Istanbul: Bir Kent Yorumu/An Urban Commentary (İstanbul: Birsen Yayinevi,
2006).He joined the Department of Architecture at Yildiz Technical University
in 1995, and served as Dean of School of Architecture from 2010-2013.
Soygeniş is a member of UIA Chamber of Architects in
Istanbul, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the Royal
Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
building is the first phase of an educational building 22,500 m2)
constructed at YTU Davutpaşa Campus. The vista is dominated by the height of the reused
historic Davutpaşa Military Barracks’ height. New building, with its
courtyards, is occurring in an area where existing trees are preserved. The three floors of the school contain academic offices, classrooms, laboratories, a library, cafeteria, and garage .