Murat Soygeniş, FAIA, Founding Partner and Principal

Murat Soygeniş, FAIA, an internationally recognized architect and professor, is the founding partner and principal of S+ ARCHITECTURE. His projects and buildings received architectural awards, exhibited, and published internationally. He has been elevated to the ‘College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects’ based on his significant and lasting contributions to the advancement of the profession of architecture and society. Soygeniş is the first and only AIA member who was elected to be a Fellow (FAIA) while practicing in Turkey.

After receiving his architectural education in Istanbul and Buffalo (BArch, PhD, ITU; MArch, UB), he worked as a licensed architect in the USA and founded his architectural studio in 1990 (Current: S+ ARCHITECTURE). He has served as the dean of the School of Architecture at YTU in Istanbul and received awards for his contributions to the profession. Soygeniş has given numerous lectures in many countries and participated in exhibitions, workshops, and juries. His work has been exhibited at AIA Baltimore, School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo, Polytechnic University of Turin, Milan Build Up Expo, Union of Architects of Russia in Moscow, New York University, and at universities and municipalities in many cities in Turkey.

He is the author of twelve books on architecture, some serve as reference architecture books. There are three monographs of his work and design process. Among the books he has written are Yapi 2 / Building Construction 2, Yapi 3 / Building Construction 3, Yapi 4 / Building Construction 4, Yapi 1-2-3-4 / Building Construction 1-2-3-4, Istanbul: Bir Kent Yorumu / An Urban Commentary, Turkiye’de Mimarlik / Architecture in Turkey, Utopias for Istanbul, Mimarlik: Yasamin icinden / Architecture: Through life. His projects have been featured in the following publications: Yildiz Bulusmasi / Yildiz Meetings 1999, Ucuncu Mesaj / Third Message, Istanbul icin gorusler / Visions for Istanbul, Yildiz Bulusmasi / Yildiz Meetings 2001, Yildiz Bulusmasi 04 / Yildiz Meetings 04, Bulusmalar 06 Meetings, Architetti ‘americani’ in Europe, Platform for Architecture, Visioning Architecture: The Sketches of Murat Soygeniş.


American Institute of Architects, College of Fellows (FAIA) – Fellow
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) – Chartered Architect
Chamber of Architects of Turkey (UIA) – Professional Member

Collaborators / Project Team Members since 1982

Manhattan / PAN / Simetri  

H. Agaccioglu / S. Agma / G. Akca / O. Akin / C. Aktug / K. Akyurt / Z. Alpay / A. Apaydin / S. Arguz / H. Arslan / Y. Arslan / K. Atay / P. Atay / E. Aydin / P. Aydin / H. Bagci / E. Bascinar / K. Batur / M. Bereket / E. Boozer / E. Cambaz / T. Cakir / L. Campbell / S. Ceylan / P. Cheraghi / K. Demiray / V. Demirci / K. Dilber / C. Ekmekci / O. Ercan / S. Erdinc / E. Erkan / J. Goyle / H. Guney / G. Gur / H. Hosaryan / D. Inceoglu / N. Inceoglu / B. Karademir / V. Karakas / D. Karatas / P. Kaya / N. Keskin / A. Khazaeean / S. Kir / B. Korkmaz / E. Morcol / P. Njowusi / L. Oget / O. Okan / Z. Ozbek / I. Ozgan / T. Ozkaraduman / A. Ozturk / Z. Ozyorgun / U. Piskin / S. Quddus / D. Rodrigue / A. Sametoglu / S. Sarikoc / T. Savluk / R. Saxena / S. Seker / N. Senocak / A. Senol / S. Serim / X. Shi / S. Sidal / Z. Siddiqui / O. Sohret / E. Soygenis / S. Soygenis / B. Soykut / E. Soyman / H. Suludere / B. Tan / C. Timurcin / D. Turkkan / M. Turkoglu / A. Ugurlu / I. Uyar / E. Uygun / S. Uygur / E. Yazar / T. Yazar / F. Yetim / G. Yildirim / Y. Yilmaz / E. Yorganci / L. Yuksel

Photography Credit for this website  

A. Kalay / E. Gokhan / Manhattan / S+ ARCHITECTURE