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23-24 November 2018

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Ayşe Hasol Erktin - Has Mimarlık

Architecture Through Nature

When planning healthy buildings and cities, it is necessary to place “humans” central. We have to look through “human” eyes to a building’s functionality and analyze the scenarios as its users. “Human-oriented” architecture and ”happy“ users only do come out of this scenario.



Ayse Hasol Erktin is a partner at HAS Architects Ltd., one of the leading design firms in Turkey. While at HAS, she has designed and coordinated the design process of various housing, office, healthcare and hospitality projects, including the Swissotel Grand Efes, Crystal Tower and Anadolu Health Center, all of which were designed in coordination with a global team of specialists. Under her leadership, HAS formed project based associations with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Inc. (SOM), REES Associates, Inc., NBBJ, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and Llewelyn Davies Yeang.

 A graduate of Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Ayse Hasol Erktin received her MBA from Bogazici University and BS in Architecture from Istanbul Technical University.

 Ayse Hasol Erktin served as the Chairperson of ULI (Urban Land Institute) Turkey Executive Committee between 2015-2017. She was a board member at Istanbul Professional Architects Association between 2012-2014, and at Turkish Green Building Association between 2011-2013, and served as the president of Istanbul Project Management Association (PMI, Istanbul Potential Chapter) in 2000-2001, and the vice president of Harvard Alumni Club of Turkey between 1997-2002.

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