He graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Faculty of Architectural Department of City and Regional Plannning in 2012. As an urban designer he has a keen interest in reading and analyzing the city and it’s patterns.
He worked for The Chamber of Architects of Turkey, Istanbul Metropolitan Branch, as a workshops director in “Kent Düşleri / Urban Dreams” for 3 years. Throughout his academic and professional course he participated in several workshops and various competitions.
Professionally he is interested in urban urban design, societies and public space, urban conservation and architecture. Amongst his areas of interest Tolgahan has been creating graphic design project for different types of clients.
Tolgahan took charge in different stages of several urban design projects within the body of different institutions.
He is continuing a master program in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Urban Design Department and He has been working as a part of Avci Architects since December 2012.
Reorganization of the Taşköprü Prison Area, National Student Competition, 2nd Honourable Mention, 2011
Yıldız Teknik University, Davutpaşa Campus Event Area Design Idea Competition, TMMOB Prize, 2011
S.O.S İstanbul Kuşdili, National Urban Design Competition, 2nd Honourable Mention, 2011
Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, Orhangazi Square Urban Design Competition, Purchased Prize, 2012
Ödemiş Municipality, City Center and Surrounding Area National Architectural and Urban Design Idea Project Competition, 2012
Afyonkarahisar Republic Square and Surrounding Area National Architectural and Urban Design Idea Project Competition, 2012
City Planning For Society Logo Design Competition, 2nd and 3rd Prize, 2011
Gaziemir Aktepe and Emrez Neighbourhoods Urban Renewal Competition, 1st (equivalent) Prize, 2015
Young Architects Competitions LightHouse Sea Hotel Syracusa, 2016
İzmir Karabağlar Urban Square and Urban Design Project Competition, Purchased Prize, 2017