Erhan İşözen / Archıtect – Foundıng Member
İşözen graduated from Istanbul Fine Arts Academy in 1979-1980. During and after his studies, he has worked with the leading architects of the country. He worked as a lecturer at the Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts and Yıldız Technical University, Urban Planning and Restoration Departments. He took place as a board member in non-governmental organizations, and as a consultant in local governments (Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Beşiktaş and Şişli Municipalities). For 25 years, he has designed and implemented especially urban design, urban renewal, restoration and architectural projects in different regions of Istanbul, in Turkey and abroad.
His public projects includes Ortaköy Square and Surroundings Urban Design Project, Vişnezade Şairler Park, Beşiktaş Fish Market, Ortaköy Cultural Center, Afife Jale Theater, Besiktas Assembly Building, Besiktas Kartal and Uğur Mumcu Monument, Tema Foundation Nature Museum, Nişantaşı-Teşvikiye Urban Design Project, Hüsrev Gerede Monument in Teşvikiye Square and Cumhuriyet-Halaskargazi Şişli Urban Design Project. Also his private sector projects includes mass housing, religious buildings, business center buildings, cultural center buildings projects and restorations.
Architect Erhan İşözen has published works about his projects, including Üsküdar, Taksim and Beyazıt Square, Istanbul City Guide, Yerebatan Palace, Ortaköy Square, Nişantaşı-Teşvikiye Urban Design Project, An Apartment in Şişli, Cumhuriyet – Halaskargazi Şişli Square Urban Design Project, Architect Vedat Tek and Hüsrev Gerede Monument.
He has been a jury member in several competitions on architecture, painting and sculpture İşözen is also a Galatasaray Congress Member, Çekül Foundation Advisory Board Member, T.A.Ç. (The Foundation for the Conservation of Turkey’s Monuments, Environment and Tourism Assets) Honorary Member, T.Y.D. (Turkish Tourism Investors Association) Advisory Board Member, Bodrum International D-Marin Classical Music Festival Board Member and Founder Member of the Society for Social History Foundation. He has been nominated twice for Aga Khan Architecture Award.