A/Y Mimarlık

To Practice Architecture…

Architecture, for us, is the best profession in the world; it encompasses everything. It encompasses man in the first place, then society, nature, city, environment, art, color, light, sound, time, space, material, technology & everything.  Architecture is more than a profession; it is a way of life, an act of solving problems and creating space. Every project has its specific conditions, limits and requirements. The architect interprets these by his knowledge, by the architectural heritage and the contemporary technology and then in the final stage, filters and molds it into an architectural work. Then, time decides if it is to be lasting.

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Abbas Hacıömeroğlu

Architect / Founder

Born in Bafra, Turkey, 1947. Graduated from The Faculty of Architecture of The Middle East Technical University in 1969. He got his M.A. in architecture degree in the same University in 1972. In 1973 he carried a Research study on Industrialized Building in The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen. Since 1976, continues his architectural career in A/Y ARCHITECTURE Co. with his partner, Architect Yalçın Türkdoğan.   He is a member of The Turkish Chamber of Architects, Section of UIA, in Turkey, Foundation for Architecture- Turkey, Istanbul Independent Architects Association, M.E.T.U Alumni Association, Yeşilyurt Sports Club, Samsun Maarif Collage Alumni Association.

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Yalçın Türkdoğan

Architect / Founder

Born in Sivas, Turkey, 1945. Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of The Middle East Technical University in 1970. Worked in Prof. R. Gutbrod-H. Kiess Architectural Office between 1971-1973. Prof. E. Heinle – R. Wischer Architectural Office Stuttgart, Germany between 1974-1976. Since 1976, continues his architectural career in A/Y ARCHITECTURE Co. with his partner, Architect Abbas Hacıömeroğlu. He is a member of; The Turkish Chamber of Architects Section of UIA, in Turkey, Foundation for Architecture-Turkey, Independent Architects Association, M.E.T.U Alumni Association.

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Gamze Çiçekoğlu

Architect
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Volkan Kanlıyer

Architect
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Yekta Alpaslan

Architect / Landscape Architect
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Ayten Yıldırım

Human Resources
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Nuray Güloğlu

Financial Officer
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Şaban Demirtaş

Site Technician

In May of 1975, two close friends, both graduates of Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, met in Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey. In order to realize architectural design & project works, these two young and enthusiastic architects have decided to establish A/Y ARCHITECTURE Design, Building & Trade Co.

Beginning from 1980’s, interior design and field application works was added into their portfolio. Since then, they adopted architecture as a way of life. Architecture for them became a tool for problem solving and creation of form and space. Their passionate search to create lasting original works that not only answer the needs of the user but also stand as a witness of their era still continues to this date.