Can Elmas

Akyürek Elmas Architects

Architect
Speaker in event(s): Logistics & Industrials 2010-2011
Can Elmas was born in 1966 in Ankara. After graduating from Ankara Tevfik Fikret High School, he went to California, USA in 1985 for one year with AFS Scholarship. He graduated from META Faculty of Architecture with the second rank. Then he worked in Losco Pellegrini and Dardi architectural offices in Rome. In 1990, he won a Fullbright Scholarship and went to complete his master’s degree in University of Oregon on Energy Saving Housing Design, which he finished in 1992. Between 1992-1997, he worked in USA at Sera and Yost Grube Hall architectural offices.
 
Since 1998, Elmas works as a freelance architect in the company Akyurek Elmas he founded with his wife Cagla Akyurek Elmas. He worked in numerous industrial, housing, tourism, educational, urban design and commercial projects.
 
Elmas won a UNESCO Award in 1993 in the competition Architectural Design Towards a Sustainable Environment. He was the 3rd winner of the Izmir Airport International Terminal Architectural Project Competition in 1998. He also won numerous awards in other competitions and presented papers in various symposia. His projects and essays were published in various journals.
 
He is fluent in English, French, Italian and speaks intermediate Spanish.

Akyürek Elmas Architects

Akyürek Elmas Architecture is founded in 1998 by Çağla Akyürek and Can Elmas. Previously they have worked at YEG Architecture in Ankara and Istanbul offices, Aytöre Genç Architecture in Ankara and at Yost Grube Hall Architecture in Portland, USA.
 
Akyürek Elmas’s design experience covers education, culture, office, recreation, health, urban design and interior design. They also participated many design competitions receiving honors (3rd place in Izmir Airport competition).
 
AE values the use of technology in their projects. CAD based design and drafting, internet coordination, digital photo and film support and archive system are fully used.
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