YAZGAN Design-Architecture-Construction

Ankara | Since 2002

YAZGAN Design-Architecture-Construction
Üsküp street no: 26/14 çankaya, Ankara, Turkey
Phone +90 312 466 65 30
Fax +90 312 466 65 30


YAZGAN Design-Architecture-Construction
Kerem Yazgan, M. Arch

He was born in Ankara in 1969. He obtained his B. Arch degree from Middle East Technical University Department of Architecture in 1993. He worked in diverse architectural offices and attended various architectural design competitions until 1996. He opened his first architectural office in 1996, after he was awarded with the first prize in a national architectural design competition. He received his M. Arch degree from METU Department of Architecture in 1997. His master dissertation received “Parlar Foundation Academic Award” of METU in 1998. He received awards in various architectural design competitions. His projects were exhibited in several cities and published in journals. He attended Fourth Year Architectural Design Studio as a part-time instructor in METU Department of Architecture from 1997 to 2007.

He opened his second architectural office with his wife Begüm Yazgan, PhD. Architect, in 2003, the same year in which he received a PhD degree from METU Department of Architecture. His doctoral dissertation entitled “Designography in Architecture” is about his researches on the systems and acts in the architectural design. His design approach is based on the association of theory and practice and systematization of design process. He realized diverse architectural projects with the idea that he defines as “the design of the design act”, which is based on writing the program of architectural design. He continues his practices and researches on developing a flexible, free, lucid and systematic phases of architectural projects in which the relations between all design, production and construction processes are identified in a clear way.

Begüm Yazgan, M. Arch

She was born in Ankara in 1974. She graduated from Istanbul Technical University Department of Architecture in 1995, where she received a B. Arch degree. She worked on national and international projects of shopping centers, residence, bank, hotel and university buildings in private architectural offices from 1995 to 1998. She received her M. Arch degree from Middle East Technical University Department of Architecture in 1998. She worked as a research assistant in METU Department of Architecture from 1998 to 2003. She attended the Landscape Design Studio and worked in the Revolving Fund Office of the Department. She attended Tokyo Institute of Technology as a doctoral researcher supported by a fellowship in 2001. She gave lectures and attended various courses in the university.

She obtained her PhD. Arch degree from METU Department of Architecture in 2006. Her doctoral dissertation entitled “Post-War Systems Ecology and Environmentally-Appropriate Approaches in Architecture since 1960s” won the “Best Thesis of the Year” award in Middle East Technical University in 2007. It is about the ways in which systems approach, which found a place in the science of ecology after the 1960s, has a profound effect in contemporary discourse in sustainable architecture and the current green architectural practices. Currently, she practices at “Yazgan Design Architecture”, which she founded with her husband Kerem Yazgan, PhD. Architect, in 2003. She considers her theoretical background and past academic career in her professional practices.


Yazgan Design Architecture is an Ankara based architectural design and construction firm founded by Kerem Yazgan, PhD. Architect, and Begüm Yazgan, PhD. Architect, in 2003. Since the time of its foundation, the company has signed many architectural, interior design and landscape projects that are more than 3.500.000 square meters in total and that are located in diverse countries, such as Turkey, Northern Cyprus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Libya, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Iraq and Ghana. The company has the capacity to make projects of different programs and scales covering concept, design development and construction phases. Mixed-use buildings, retail, hotel, residential, office, educational buildings, hospitals, cultural centers, airports, sport complexes, are some of the types which are in the company portfolio, along with landscape design, interior design and graphic design projects. The firm carries on interior and landscape constructions as well; beside the project services.

Yazgan Design Architecture is the contractor of three basic services related with design and construction. The first one is “project services”, meaning the services related with the development of architectural, interior and landscape projects of diverse phases, which are, concept design, design development, final design, construction drawings, specifications and tender documentation. The second one is “coordination services”, meaning the services related with the coordination of architectural works with the disciplines of civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, infrastructure engineering, soil engineering and with the consultants concerning traffic, fire, lighting, acoustic and bill of quantities. The third one is “construction services”, meaning the services related with the construction of interior spaces and areas of landscaping.

Yazgan Design Architecture carries on works in a 400 square-meter-office located in the city center of Ankara. It follows systematic design and project processes through its staff organization and working methods. The company has an experienced staff with architects, landscape designers, draftsmen, graphic designers and IT experts. The staff is eligible to deal with and to quickly respond to revisions in the projects. It has diverse hierarchical groups within itself, organized into teams due to the scale of projects, with the architects as the team leaders and draftsmen as the specialists. The project services are achieved with the help of an advanced computer network system, hardware equipment such as plotters, printers, scanners, and CAD stations, which the software is legally registered, and are shared through ftp sites with the employers, contractors, and clients.