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MERVE GOKAHMETOGLU CV +44 [0]7415797404

MERVE GOKAHMETOGLU 3F2 16 Glengyle Terrace Edinburgh EH3 9LN +44 [0] 7415797404

Dear Sir or Madam, I am a graduate student who recently completed Masters of Science in Architectural and Urban Design from the University of Edinburgh. I have gained my Bachelor in Architecture with Honours from Yeditepe University, Istanbul. Having studied in different countries and cultures, and experiencing different design principles helped me to gain a variation of knowledge in both architectural and urban design practices. During my internships, I have experienced both the construction processes in architecture and the working environment of an office. I am confident about my drawing and modelling skills both physically and digitally. I have practiced hand drawings, sketching, and modelling to present my ideas throughout my education. For my postgraduate thesis that I completed at The University of Edinburgh, I had a chance to focus on a wide range of research and design practices while concentrating on a specific city. Designing according to the territorial relations, the city’s history and its values, helped me to practice a rich understanding of cultural production. To establish a proper reciprocity in-between the building and its site, researching and addressing the situation within its cultural, historical and economical context was one of the key challenges of the thesis. This informed my architectural understanding towards the relations of the global and local, theoretical and material, creative and pragmatic, formal and socially-engaged. At the end of the program my work was exhibited as a part of The Loving Metropolitan Landscape Exhibition at Minto House, Edinburgh. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me on the above address. Yours faithfully, Merve Gokahmetoglu

MERVE GOKAHMETOGLU CURRICULUM VITAE 3F2 16 Glengyle Terrace Edinburgh EH3 9LN +44 [0] 7415797404

I am a recent MSc graduate from The University of Edinburgh in Architectural and Urban design, Edinburgh, UK. I am a responsible, hardworking person, and I thrive working in a team environment.

EXPERIENCE 06.2010-08.2010

Intern Architect, Omega Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey

• Responsible for preparing presentations and calculations of materials required. This internship gave me an understanding of economy and technical aspects of architecture.


Intern Architect, Aykutturan Achitecture, Istanbul, Turkey •Responsible for collaborating with senior architects and also preparing drawings and computer modelling. During my internship in Aykutturan Architecture, I experienced the importance of both team work and one individual’s contributions to the office.


Intern Researcher, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey •Travelling around Europe and experiencing at first hand architecture of Paris, Rome, Florence and Venice discreetly influenced my architectural understanding. During my journey through Europe, I gained a good knowledge of historic and contemporary European Architecture. Especially, Venetian Architecture fascinated me; the way how they build the city and the way how they overcome the obstacles through their architectural understanding, gave a strong sense of identity to the city.

EDUCATION 2012-2013

Master of Science in Architectural and Urban Design


Bachelor Of Architecture with Honours


The University of Edinburgh Architecture & Landscape& Ecossophic Object with Dr.Dorian Wiszniewski

Yeditepe University/Istanbul (Scholarship Student) Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Manifestation; the ability to conceptualize, coordinate and execute the idea of building rooted in human tradition. (Cultural Centre, Elementary School, Museum, Hotel, Theatre, Boutique Hotel, Restaurant)

Secondary Education Gulten Ali Ziyan Anatolian High School GPA 5/5

SKILLS Software

Advanced level of; AutoCAD (2008-2013), Autodesk Revit Adobe Creative Suit CS5.5; (Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) Google Sketchup, Vray Microsoft Office Coral DRAW

Physical Drawing Model Making Language

Adequate Level of; Autodesk 3dMax

Sketching, Oil painting, Hand drafting, Photography, Good model making and craft skills including; wood, steel, cardboard, plaster works, resin, concrete, detailing, laser cutting and electronic equipment. Turkish; Mother tongue English; Fluent Italian; Basic


Revit Course Certification, CadIst, Istanbul, Turkey (2 months)


Advanced Level English Course Certification, ECBoston, Boston, USA (2 months)


Italian Language Course, Yeditepe University, Istanbul (3terms)


Photography Course, Yeditepe Univeristy, Istanbul (1term)


AutoCad, Photoshop, 3DMax Course Certification, BilgeAdam, Istanbul (3 months)


Co-adminsitrator, Honour Committee, Gulten Ali Ziyan High School (1 year)


Member, Chess Club, Gulten Ali Ziyan High School, Osmaniye (2 years)


Oil Painting ; especially work of abstract painters such as, Fahrelnissa Zeid, Jackson Pollock influences me. Travelling; discovering new cities especially interests me. Reading novels from a wide range of authors such as; Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Trevanian, Orhan Pamuk.


Photography, Swimming, and Playing Guitar

REFERENCES Dr. Dorian Wiszniewski B Arch., Dip Arch (MSA), PhD (Edinburgh) Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design and Theory +44 (0)131 650 2311 Prof. Dr. Ahmet V. ALP TMMOB; AIA; RIBA; IAA Architect, Urbanist, Lecturer in Yeditepe University +90 (216) 347 7219

Cv / Merve Gokahmetoglu  
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