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Volkan Alkanoglu is a designer based in Portland, Oregon. His work is focused on the pursuit of novel form through spatial, material, and technological explorations. Recent work has been permanently installed in several institutions within the United States, including Clemson University, Boston – Clippership Wharf, University of Maryland in Baltimore, Yeshiva Museum in New York, Fort Lauderdale International Airport, University of Oregon in Eugene, Salt Lake Community College, Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Washington Metropolitan Police Training Facility, Fort Lewis College in Durango and the University of Colorado in Denver. As an educator, Volkan Alkanoglu previously served as the Director for Graduate Studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, design faculty at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, and lecturer at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in Cambridge. Volkan Alkanoglu is a LEED Accredited Professional in the US and is currently commissioned on a range of projects in California, Colorado, Iowa, Maryland, and Texas.
Our work is interested in re-appropriating paradigms of design typology through creative interventions. We want to inspire a discourse on how we occupy public domain by forming opportunities for social inhabitation. Part of this mission to investigate and transform the built environment, is to implement innovative techniques, new methods of make and sustainable systems.