RIBA, Chartered Member, Int’l. Assoc. AIA) studied architecture at Vienna Technical University and graduated in 1992. He founded Tabanlıoğlu Architects in cooperation with Dr. Hayati Tabanlıoğlu in Istanbul in 1990. Besides his atelier program at Istanbul Bilgi University, he lectures at universities and various international platforms. As a jury member, in addition to his international contributions, such as at AIA and WAF, Mr. Tabanlioglu serves on the Master Jury for the 2013 Cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
In 1990 Tabanlıoğlu Architects was established by Murat Tabanlıoğlu studied in collaboration with Dr. Hayati Tabanlıoğlu, Melkan Gürsel Tabanlıoğlu joined the group in 1995. Based in Istanbul with branches in Ankara and Dubai, office consists of more then 130 employees, operating in mainly Turkey, MENA and CIS Countries.
Searching for new efficiencies in terms of global and environmental needs and developments, the works comprise wide range of building types from housing, offices, mix-used and industrial projects to high-rises, such as Kanyon, Sapphire, Levent Loft, Sipopo Congress Center and Istanbul Modern.
Recent awards include International Architecture Award of Property Awards for Tripoli Congress Center in 2010 and Astana Arena in 2011 as Public Sector Winners; RIBA International Award in 2011 for Loft Gardens; 2012 ICSC European Shopping Centre Award for Marmara Forum; WAF 2012 Transport Category Winner Bodrum International Airport; and Cityscape Global 2012 Community & Culture Category Winner Astana Media Center. Yenikapi
Transfer Point and Archaeo Park Area project has been the winner of Big Urban Projects at 2013 Mipim AR Future Project Awards. Project for the New National Stadium, Japan International Design Competition was short-listed in November 2012. Murat Tabanlıoğlu and Melkan Gürsel Tabanlıoğlu received MEA- Middle East Architect Award, “Architect of the Year” in 2010.