Nilüfer Kozikoğlu

Nilüfer Kozikoğlu

Founder TUŞPA Nilüfer Kozikoğlu Architects & Urban Atölye

Nilüfer Kozikoğlu is a graduate of Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, 1995, with masters degree in architecture and urban design from Architectural Association, School of Architecture, London in 2003.  She started her profession in 1997, She runs her architectural design practice at NK agency for architecture, and prototypical works and production at Urbanatolye
runs her practice and research through Tuspa as partner in the studio and workshop. Among major projects are German Red Cross Hospital in Bolu, Masterplan Works for Bakırköy Psychiatry and Neurology Hospital, University Hospitals of Istanbul masterplan studies, design of 100bed psychiatric hospital in Kayseri. She has taught seminar and design courses at graduate and undergraduate levels as adjunct professor at Kadir Has, İzmir University of Economics, Yıldız Technical and Istanbul Technical Universities, currently holds studio at Bilgi, and seminar course on computation and Material Systems at MEF University. She runs local and international collaborations in various exhibition, workshops, research and projects. Part of her research is compiled in an initiative named SayaSaya, about the computational methodologies encountered in networks and architectural and material syntax. She was selected to represent Istanbul in the Istanbul-London architectural exchange program by Architecture Foundation, 2009. She has published articles at various academic and commercial media.Winner of architectural competition awards, Kozikoglu's works ​have been exhibited in venues such as International Architectural Biennale Antalya, Istanbul Contemporary, Salt, Superstudio MDW, etc.

Nilüfer Kozikoğlu is interested multiscalar investigations regarding urban, architectural and material make, with a focus on material properties and organic/inorganic composition in their differentiated states.  She is delighted from the animated properties of space. Her interest in "livelihood" reflects on her installations with digital technologies and handcraft together with in situ processes and workshop experiments.