Enise Burcu Derinboğaz

Enise Burcu Derinboğaz

Founder PRAXIS

Master landscape architect Enise Burcu Derinboğaz completed her undergraduate education at Istanbul Technical University. She studied in Tokyo between 2002 and 2003 and at Wien Technical University between 2006 and 2007. In 2007, she founded the landscape culture blog Kozmofol. Between 2007 and 2010, she worked as an editor at XXI Architecture and Yeni Mimar.

She did her master’s degree in Landscape Architecture in the program of Advanced Technologies at ETH Zurich in Switzerland and worked here as an assistant in the same period. She did her thesis study on developing topographical strategies against the floods in the rural area between Altdorf and Erstfeld in the Reuss river, which is the fourth biggest river in Switzerland.

Since 2005, she took part in projects at various scales from garden design to master planning and won awards in national architecture and urban design competitions such as the Kurbağalıdere Valley Idea Project Competition (first prize), Lüleburgaz Tosbağadere Competition (first prize) and International Beylikdüzü Life Valley Competition (third prize in cooperation with Turenscape). In 2014, she conducted the topography research of the Gelişigüzel’in Metotları effort by Alper Derinboğaz in the first Turkish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. She carried out joint works with various international engineering and architecture companies such as Turenscape, Landskiplab and ANAH.

She was given the National Success Award by the TMMOB Chamber of Landscape Architects in 2013 and the Young Landscape Architect Award in 2017.

Derinboğaz still gives lectures at MEF University Faculty of Architecture as a part-time lecturer. She is a member of the Turkish Women in Renewables & Energy platform. She continues to carry out landscape architecture projects and provide consulting services at Praxis Landscape based in Istanbul and Berlin with focus on innovative approaches between design and engineering.