Aslihan Demirtas is the principal of Aslihan Demirtas Architecture and Research Studio established in New York in 2007 and in 2010 in Istanbul. Her practice includes national and international projects that encompass ground-up buildings, landscape projects, and exhibition design and collaborative art projects.
She has published articles in journals and chapters in books by MIT Press, Bauhaus and Harvard Press. Aslihan Demirtas is currently teaching design studio at Bilgi University and at Parsons School of Constructed Environments. She has taught at Fordham University and MIT and has lectured at GSD at Harvard University and Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany.
Aslihan Demirtas holds a Master of Science in Architectural Studies from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey. Before establishing her own practice she has worked with I.M. Pei as the lead designer for the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar and a chapel in Kyoto, Japan.