Melike Altınışık is an award-winning architect, designer and educator, who is dedicated to develop an innovative approach towards architecture, urbanism and design. Her work aims to develop the relational thinking capacities of the architecture in its relation with design technologies.
Since 2006, she has developed her wide range international professional architectural experience by working on significant projects of varying scales from high-rise buildings, masterplans , cultural centres and museums to bespoke furniture designs. Her design work received a number of prestigious design awards including Europe 40 under 40, FEIDAD Design Award 07' and Swiss Art Award.
She participated in various national, international and invited architectural competitions, exhibitions and publications. Her work includes prize winning projects such as Istanbul TV and Radio Tower (Istanbul, Turkey - Underconstruction) and Robot Science Musuem (Seoul, South Korea)
Prior to forming her practice in Istanbul, she has worked in London as a Lead Architect with Zaha Hadid Architects (2006-2013).
Besides her professional architectural practice, she has been an invited critic, guest lecturer, speaker and jury member at various institutions such as AA (Architectural Association, London), SAC (Staedelschule of Architecture, Frankfurt), LAU (Lebanese American University, Beirut), ITU (Istanbul Technical University) , BU (Bilgi University, Istanbul).
Melike received a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association Design Research Laboratory, AADRL (2006) in London and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Istanbul Technical University, ITU (2003) in Istanbul with her High Honours.
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