Melike Altınışık as an award winning architect and designer, is dedicated to develop an innovative and visionary projects towards architecture, urbanism and design. She leads her international architecture practice Melike Altınışık Architects- MAA with offices based in Istanbul, Turkey and in Seoul, South Korea.

She has been listed in RIBA’s book ‘100 Women: Arcitects in Practice’ (2024) . 

MAA’s work includes CTBUH 2022  “Best Tall Non-Building 2022” winning projects with advanced technology and innovation such as futuristic 369m supertall the Istanbul TV-Radio Tower in Istanbul, Turkey, and the world's first pioneering Robot and AI Museum (RAIM) in Seoul, South Korea. 

Her work has been commended with a number of awards including Europe 40 under 40 (2018) , BAKSI ’Architecture Contribution Award’ (2021) and FEIDAD Design Award and Swiss Art Award (2007).

Melike was awarded a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association Design Research Laboratory (AADRL) in London in 2006 and graduated from Istanbul Technical University in 2003 with her High Honours. Prior to forming her own practice MAA Istanbul Office in 2013, she has worked with Zaha Hadid Architects in London between 2006-2013.

Her training allows her to lead projects of varying scales from masterplans, high-rise buildings, and cultural centres to bespoke interiors, installations and product designs, from initial concept to execution. 

She is also an international lecturer and sits on several international juries at various institutions such as Architectural Association (AA, London), Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), Staedelschule of Architecture (SAC) and Istanbul Technical University (ITU).



2023 ADD Awards Russia

2023 ÇUHADAROĞLU Student Competition  'Semtli' 

2022 MxD Lab EPFL Architecture,  Final Reviews 

2022 ITU Diploma Project, Rural Constructions, Harran | New Babylon Reloaded

2022 AADRL Phase II Jurry 

2022 Poland, Tubądzin Design Award #4


2021 AMORF Doğaltaş Yarışması

2020 Kalyon Güneş TEknolojileri SCADA Binası Mimari Proje Yarışması

2020 Kayseri Melikgazi Buluşma Noktası Ulausal Fikir Yarışması

2020 AADRL,  'POLIS' Studio Final Reviews

2020 Plan B: Akıntıya Karşı bir Mimarlık Okulu,  Ytong Mimari Fikir Yarışması

2020 Aura Crea Fibrobeton ile Tasarlamak, Aura Crea Atölye Yarışması

2020 Kalebodur Arşivdeki Fotoğraflar Yarışması

2019 İTÜ İşletme Fakültesi Ulusal Mimari Proje Yarışması

2019 eVolo Skyscraper International Competition

2019 AURA: Geleceğin Gökdeleni

2019 OYAK Çimento National Design Competition

2019 Arkitera Seyahat Bursu National Competition

2019 Travel Unravel International Competition

2019 Acrylic Design Awards National Competition

2019 AADRL Phase II, EndOfYear Reviews

2018 ITU Final Diploma Project

2018 SAC – Staedelschule of Architecture, EndOfYear Reviews

2018 7.National Stone Design Competition

2018 Yurtbay Ceramic Design Competition

2017 SteelPro 2017

2016 TUCSA 2016 Nation Steel Structure Awards

2014 SAC – Staedelschule of Architecture, EndOfYear Reviews

2013 Canakkale Antenna International Architecture Competition