Melike Altınışık as an award winning architect, designer and educator, 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.
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.
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.
Her work has been commended with a number of awards including Europe 40 under 40, FEIDAD Design Award and Swiss Art Award, BAKSI ’Architecture Contribution Award’ 2021.
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).
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 STANDOUT ARCHI
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