Murat Tabanlioglu studied architecture at Vienna Technical University and graduated in 1992. He founded Tabanlıoğlu Architects in cooperation with Dr. Hayati Tabanlıoğlu in Istanbul in 1990. Today his award winning practice is developing projects on four continents.
He lectures at universities and various international platforms besides his recent atelier program at Istanbul Bilgi University. In addition to his national and international contributions as a jury member, such as at AIA and WAF, Murat served on the Master Jury for the 2013 Cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. In 2014 he has been granted with the great honor of curating the first Pavilion of Turkey at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale. In 2015, he has been the curator of “Port City Talks. Istanbul. Antwerp.” exhibition at MAS Antwerp, as a major event of Europalia 2015 Turkey, and Stage_0 Travlogue Exhibition in ArchitekturGalerie in Munich. Murat is also invited to create installations that are exhibitied at the London Design Festival; Summerset House and The Victoria & Albert Museum in London in 2015 & 2016.