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Sevince Bayrak

Assist. Prof. Dr.

She received her undergraduate degree from Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 2005, followed by a MArch. degree in 2009 and a Ph.D. degree in 2014 in the same university. She spent a semester in Westminster University for doctoral research in 2010. She has been an external review member in the graduation project committee in ITU, East Mediterranean University and Artuklu University. After working in offices in Istanbul and Santiago, together with Oral Goktas they founded SO? Architecture and Ideas in 2007. In 2009, they took part in the research project of London School of Economics with Arkitera in Urban Age conference. They won numerous awards in architectural competitions, including Young Architects Program in Istanbul Modern, in collaboration with MoMA - PS1. This project, Sky Spotting Stop, has been realized in the courtyard of Istanbul Modern in 2013 and exhibited in MoMA and MAXXI. It is also published in Architekturführer Istanbul. In 2015, they won the invited international competition by Royal Academy of Arts and Turkishceramics and their project Unexpected Hill was realized in London. Her articles and projects have been published in a number of magazines including Huffington Post, Wallpaper, Dezeen, A10, Concept, Architect’s Journal. Their work, including Naturban for Urban Age 2009, Cityness, Test Tube in Rotterdam, Sky Garden in Istanbul and Unexpected Hill in London has been published internationally. They were invited to Istanbul exhibition in MAXXI with their work called Lost Barrier and the work was acquired to the permanent collection of the museum. She has lectured in various symposiums and conferences in different cities such as London, Magosa, Florence, Rome and Bordeaux about public space.

Selected Projects


with Oral Göktaş, Gerd Holgersson, Sevinç Yüksel, Emre Üngör

YAP İstanbul Modern: Young Architects Program


with Oral Göktaş, SO? Architecture and Ideas

with MEF FADA Students, SO? Architecture and Ideas


Royal Academy of Arts, Turkish Ceramics

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Media Archive


Türkiye İş Bankası Yayınları, 2019

Bir Meydan Öyküsü Beyazıt (1914-1964)


MEF FADA Design and Build! Studio Projects

with Oral Göktaş, SO? Architecture and Ideas


with Oral Göktaş, SO? Architecture and Ideas

Jeff Talks

Sevince Bayrak and Oral Göktaş were the speakers of Jeff Talks, on 03.03.2018 at Studio-X Istanbul, organized by Manifold

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