Tabanlioglu Architects is one of the largest architecture firms in the Muslim world. With projects from Senegal to Kazakhstan, Ukraine to England, the Turkish practice has a staff of nearly 200 architects and offices across the Middle East. Together, Murat Tabanlioglu and Melkan Gursel continue to lead the firm successfully, imbuing the practice with their unrelenting architectural approaches.
A lecturer at universities and various international platforms, Tabanlioglu has also participated as a jury member for AIA and WAF, as well as for the 2013 cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. In 2014 he curated the first Pavilion of Turkey at the 14th Venice Biennale. Tabanlioglu’s current projects include the Ataturk Cultural Center renovation (Turkey), Marrakesh Congress Center (Morocco), Crystal Towers (UAE), and Tehran Office-LED Tower (Iran). In 2018, he jointly won MEA’s Architect of the Year with Gursel.