Deniz Aslan graduated from the Department of Architecture at Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture in 1986. He completed his Master’s degree in Landscape Planning Program at Yıldız University Institute of Natural Sciences in 1989, obtaining the title of Landscape Architect. He finished his Ph.D. in Construction Science at ITU Institute of Science and Technology in 1999. In 1994, he co-founded DS Architecture with Sevim Aslan, focusing on landscape architecture and documentation. He worked as a research assistant in the Department of Architecture at ITU from 1992-2002, as a lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture from 2002-2008, and as a lecturer in the Department of Architecture from 2008-2018 at the same faculty. He has been involved in numerous national and international projects in the fields of architecture and landscape architecture, won several awards in competitions, and had his designs published in national and international journals.


Born in Istanbul in 1978, he was the class valedictorian in the Department of Geological Engineering at Istanbul Technical University in 2002. He received his Master’s degree from the Institute of Natural Sciences at the same university in 2007 and his Ph.D. in 2016. Since 2004, he has been serving as an academic staff member in the Department of Geological Engineering at Istanbul Technical University, focusing on the geological and material properties of natural stones and their uses in historical and modern architectural structures through research, articles, presentations, and book works.


Born in Balıkesir in 1992, Canan Baş graduated from Istanbul Technical University Department of Architecture in 2015. After two years of working in an architecture office, she started working as a Research Assistant in the same department at Istanbul Technical University. In 2019, she completed her Master’s degree in Environmental Control and Construction Technologies at Istanbul Technical University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Construction Sciences at Istanbul Technical University.


Genco Berkin was born in Niğde in 1971. He graduated from Kadıköy Anadolu High School in 1990. Berkin received his architecture education at Brighton and Lefke European University. He began his academic studies as a research assistant at the university where he graduated in 1995. He completed his master’s degree in the field of Architectural History at Eastern Mediterranean University in 1998 with a thesis on ‘Architectural Utopias.’ In 2006, he obtained his Ph.D. with a thesis on ‘Ecological Glass in Architecture’ at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Building Physics and Materials. He became an Associate Professor in 2015 and was appointed as a Professor at Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf University, Faculty of Architecture and Design, in 2020. Berkin teaches architecture and interior architecture courses at Istanbul Nişantaşı University and has produced publications on improving project-design courses. He particularly focuses on combining ergonomics with technology in furniture designs and has prepared numerous publications in this field.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Demet Arslan Dinçay is a faculty member in the Department of Interior Architecture at Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture. Specializing in the meanings of real and fictional spaces, light, color, and accessibility, Dinçay completed her Master’s degree at Hacettepe University in Interior Architecture and Environmental Design and obtained her Ph.D. from ITU’s History of Architecture program. She led an EU Erasmus+ project on accessibility in interiors, completed in 2020. She was a visiting researcher at Auburn University, USA, between 2018-2019. Currently, she serves as the Vice Dean at ITU Faculty of Architecture.


Born in Istanbul in 1972, Evren İyigönül graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Business Administration. He worked in various companies in the private sector, focusing on marketing. He received marketing education at New York University SPS. He started working at Stoneline in 2014 and enhanced his technical knowledge in the field by attending various training programs and seminars related to natural stone. He worked as the Site Quality Control Supervisor at Stoneline and is currently working as a Procurement Specialist.


Born in 1977, Hermann Graser Jun. is a master, technician, and restorer in stonemasonry and stone carving. Since 2005, he has been a member of the Board of Directors and Technical Committee of DNV/Deutscher Naturwerkstein- Verband (German Natural Stone Association). Since 2009, he has been managing the family business, Bamberger Natursteinwerk Hermann Graser GmbH, with his brother. Since 2020, he has been the president of Euroroc (European & International Federation of Natural Stone Industries) and the German Natural Stone Association (DNV).


Born in 1988, Konstantin Krüger completed his architectural education in Nuremberg and Dessau. Since 2011, he has been primarily involved in industrial and commercial buildings, as well as museum and foundation-related projects in various architecture offices. Since 2019, he has been working with Meuser Architekten focusing on real estate development. He is the author of the book ‘Natural Stone Facades.’


Born in 1969, Philipp Meuser is an architect and publisher from Berlin. He holds professorships at Beketov University in Kharkiv, Ukraine (since 2018), and Brown University in Rhode Island, USA (since 2022). He is involved in planning and construction projects for the German Foreign Office and conducts architectural research on the former Soviet Union and Sub-Saharan Africa.


Born in 1967, Tobias Nöfer runs his own architecture office with 25 employees in Berlin. He works internationally on urban planning and construction projects. He is the author of the book ‘Architectural Details, Handbook, and Planning Aid’ (DOM publishers, 2016) and has been a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Association of Architects and Engineers since 2019.


Seden Acun Özgünler completed her undergraduate studies at Yıldız Technical University, Department of Architecture, in 1997. In 1999, she started working as a Research Assistant in the Department of Building Materials at Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture. She completed her Master’s degree in the same department in 2000 and her Ph.D. in 2007. In 2013, she became an Associate Professor and has been serving as a faculty member with the title of Professor since 2021 in the same department. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in materials and technologies in architecture. Currently, she is the ‘Program Coordinator’ for Environmental Control and Construction Technologies Master’s Program and ‘Laboratory Supervisor’ for Building Materials at the ITU Faculty of Architecture. She has numerous scientific publications and R&D projects in the field of materials and technologies in architecture, as well as providing consultancy as a ‘Materials Expert’ to public and private institutions in the areas of material preservation.


A. Nil Türkeri completed her undergraduate studies at Istanbul Technical University, Department of Architecture, and her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in the Department of Environmental Control and Construction Technology and Building Information Program at ITU Institute of Science and Technology. Since 1991, she has been a faculty member in the Department of Architecture at ITU Faculty of Architecture. She is currently the Founder and Program Coordinator of the ITU FBE Facade Design and Technology Non-Thesis Master’s Program. She conducts research under the umbrella of international and national institutions on structural design, performance, durability, and damage detection of building elements (roofing system, facade system, flooring system, joinery system, stair system, and interior wall system), outdoor and laboratory measurements for the waterproofing and thermal performance of facade and roof systems, and provides mandatory-elective courses in undergraduate and graduate education and consultancy services to international-national institutions. She is a member of the Technical Committee of the American Society for Testing and Materials, Working Group of the International Council for Building, and the Building Physics Society. She serves as the regional editor of the international journal, Journal of Facade Design and Engineering.


Nuray Saatçioğlu Uygur graduated from Mimar Sinan University, Department of Architecture in 1990 and completed her Master’s degree at the Building Information Chair in the same school in 1994. She won several awards in design and architectural competitions.Throughout her 30-year architectural practice, she has worked in various scales of design, implementation, and project management. Since 2021, she has been working with stone materials, particularly in creating terrazzo from discarded stones, at Stoneline, a company she deeply admires.