Graduated from METU Department of Architecture in 1986 and then in 1989 with Masters’ of Architecture degree. Completed his PhD study in University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996 in the field of Urban and Environmental History and Theory. Since 1998 he has been working at METU. He was the Chair of the Department of Architecture between 2007-2015 and between 2012-2014 he was elected as the Board Member and the vice-president of the TMMOB Chamber of Architects of Turkey. Between August 2015 – March 2020 he was the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at METU. Along with his administrative works he has been running studios at various levels and teaching graduate courses on political and/or social contexts of space, critical urban theories and urban and environmental history and theories. He has books and articles published in national and international journals. He has an open access online publication titled mekân_praxis where he posts his publications periodically.