Omer Kanipak

  • 1994 – Bachelor’s Degree from Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture
  • 1996 – Master’s Program at Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture
  • 1998 – Master’s Degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture – Department of History, Theory, and Criticism
  • 2000 – Co-founded ARKITERA Architecture Center
  • 2003 – 2010 ARKIMEET conferences
  • 2004 – Istanbul Architecture Festival
  • 2004 – 2010 Betonart Architecture Magazine
  • 2005 – 2010 RAF Product Magazine
  • 2006 – Pritzker Architecture Prize Istanbul
  • 2008 – Consultant of architectural projects at Istanbul European Capital of Culture
  • 2009 – Coordination and editing for LSE Urban Age Istanbul conference and book
  • 2010 – Stepped down from ARKITERA
  • 2010 – Founded Masa Architecture, focusing on architectural communication
  • 2011-2016 – Radikal Newspaper Architectural Critique
  • 2011-2017 – Part-time teaching and studio supervision at universities
  • 2012 – 1st Istanbul Design Biennial – Adhocracy / Bridge City Installation
  • 2013 – Kadikoy Design Workshop coordinator
  • 2014 – Yercekim Architectural Photography
  • 2015 – Participation in PortCityTalks Exhibition – MAS Antwerp / Massive Ghosts
  • 2016-17 – Design Consultant for Design Unlimited Magazine
  • 2017 – Masa StudioKanipak Architectural Photography – London
  • 2018 – The Architectural Photography Award
Ok 2019

Ömer Kanıpak, who graduated from Istanbul Technical University’s Faculty of Architecture in 1994, earned his master’s degree in History, Theory, and Criticism from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture in 1998. He co-founded the Arkitera Architecture Center in 2000 and worked as a managing director until 2011. After stepping down, he was involved in the establishment phases of the Kadiköy Design Workshop in 2013 and worked as a coordinator until mid-2014.

In addition to his professional work, Ömer Kanıpak also worked as a visiting lecturer at various universities until 2017, where he led architectural design studios and taught courses on Building Technology and Architectural Representation. Kanıpak wrote architectural criticism articles in both national and international publications and served on nomination and evaluation juries for various national and international architecture awards such as Architizer+, Aga Khan, Mies van der Rohe, Pritzker Prize, and European Public Space until 2018. In 2014, he started working as an architectural photographer and co-founded Yercekim Architectural Photography in Istanbul.

Currently, he provides communication consultancy to architectural offices and firms in the built environment sector in Istanbul and London through his own Masa Studio office, which he founded, and continues to work as a professional architectural photographer.