Omer Kanipak received his professional degree from Istanbul Technical University, department of Architecture in 1995. After taking his Master’s degree from MIT School of Architecture, History Theory and Criticism department, Omer Kanipak founded Arkitera Architecture Center in 2000 together with his partners. He held his position as one of the general director of the center until 2011. He participated in the foundation of Design Atelier Kadikoy and worked as one of the coordinators until mid 2014.
Currently he is a freelance architect in his own office Masa Architecture, working as a consultant for communication and media relations for various architectural studios and instutitions. He was also a visiting professor in several universities and since 2015 he is an adjunct professor in Kadir Has University, Faculty of Art and Design. He is the co-founder of Yercekim Architectural Photography and works as a professional architectural photographer since 2014.
Kanipak frequently writes on various national and international publications, acts as members of juries or consultants of national and international architectural awards including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Mies van der Rohe awards for architecture, European Public Spaces Prize and Pritzker Prize.