(RIBA, Chartered Member, Int’l. Assoc. AIA) 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. Partners received MEA- Middle East Architect’s “Architect of the Year” Award in 2010 and in 2013 and in 2018, they are both selected as the “Architect of the Year” by Big Project ME. In 2013, Middle East Architects Magazine announced Melkan Gürsel - Murat Tabanlıoğlu as 4th&5th in the list of most powerful 50 figures who shaped the architecture of the ME. Along with several prize-winning projects, e.g. RIBA International Awards for "the excellent work being done by RIBA members around the world" in 2011 and 2013 respectively for Loft Gardens and Bodrum International Airport, and several others, Murat curates exhibitions and designer of various instalation exhibited in international platforms. 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. 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. Recently he had exhibitions “Stage_0; Travelogue” in ArchitekturGalerie in Munich in 2017 and in 2018 “Re-composing AKM” in ArchitekturGalerie Berlin. He is the co-designer of “housEmotion” installation exhibite at Interni Milan2018, LDB2018 and Dubai Design Week ...