Volkan Alkanoglu | DESIGN LLC

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Phone | +1.857.654.4126
Email | info@alkanoglu.com
Web | www.alkanoglu.com

1378 NW 18th Ave Unit 530
Portland OR 97209 USA



Volkan Alkanoglu is a designer based in Portland, Oregon and founding principal of the practice Volkan Alkanoglu | DESIGN LLC. His work is focused on the pursuit of novel form through spatial, material and technological explorations.

Recent work has been permanently installed in several institutions within the United States including Clemson University, Boston - Clippership Wharf, University of Maryland in Baltimore, Yeshiva Museum in New York, Fort Lauderdale International Airport, University of Oregon in Eugene, Salt Lake Community College, Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Washington Metropolitan Police Training Facility, Fort Lewis College in Durango and the University of Colorado in Denver.

Within his academic background, Volkan Alkanoglu was previously appointed as the Director for Graduate Studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA and was design faculty at SCI-Arc, the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles, CA and Harvard University, Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, MA.

Volkan Alkanoglu is a LEED Accredited Professional in the USA.

We are  currently commissioned on a range of projects in California, Washington, Maryland, Washington D.C.


Our work is interested in re-appropriating paradigms of design typology through creative interventions. We want to inspire a discourse on how we occupy public domain by forming opportunities for social inhabitation. Part of this mission to investigate and transform the built environment, is to implement  innovative techniques, new methods of make and sustainable systems.


We offer years of experience leading creative teams on various projects from concept to realization with the pursuit toward design excellence. The practice offers a successful track record of built projects while collaborating successfully with our partners, clients and consultants. For each development, we will facilitate a constant dialogue between all constituencies to effectively lead a synergized design development marked by a seamless flow of ideas, strategies and solutions pertaining to all aspects of the project large and small.

Professional Associations

LEED AP | Accredited Professional (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).


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