Mert Eyiler

Mert Eyiler, winner of the ‘Europe 40 Under 40 Award 2016’, recognised and promoted as ‘Emerging Young Architect’ in several platforms such as AD Magazine, the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, Chamber of Architects of Turkey and Arkitera Architecture Center.

He was born in 1975 in Antalya. He began his architectural studies at Anadolu University (Eskişehir) from 1991 until 1993; graduated from Istanbul Technical University Department of Architecture in 1995. He received his MSc in Construction Sciences degree from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in 1997.

In 2004, he was nominated for the National Architecture Awards by the Chamber of Architects of Turkey in the categories of ‘Building/Living Environment’ and ‘Project/Idea Presentation’. Between 1996-2006, he worked with the architect Nevzat Sayın-NSMH(which he always regards as a second training experience). In 2007, he started his own practice MeMA, but kept on collaborating with NSMH.

Alongside his practice, he taught architectural design studios at Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul Kultur University, Istanbul Bilgi University and Bahcesehir University between 2008-2017.

He was a group member of Studio KAHEM which run the international workshop ‘Innocent Act’ for the 10th International Istanbul Biennial in 2007. He joined the City Dreams workshop organised by the Chamber of Architects in Istanbul in 2009. In 2010, he was promoted as one of the 8 emerging practices in Turkey in “Transforming Turkey: Eight Emerging Practices” the special issue of AD Magazine. He was awarded for the Arkitera Young Architect Award in 2012.

In 2016, he was awarded for the ‘Europe 40 Under 40 Award’ by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. In 2017, he founded MEMALONDON LIMITED and currently he is running his architectural studio in London, UK.