2019


September 2019 >
Essay titled ‘ Super Light’ by Volkan Alkanoglu published in ‘Instabilities and Potentialities’ book by Chadler Ahrens and Aaron Sprecher.

September 2019 >
VA | DESIGN participates in Community Engagement event for an upcoming Public Art project in Baltimore, MD.

September 2019 >
VA | DESIGN completes project at Clippership Wharf in Boston, MA.

September 2019 >
VA | DESIGN wins competition for a project in North Carolina.

September 2019 >
VA | DESIGN is shortlisted for a project in Las Vegas, NV.

September 2019 >
Volkan Alkanoglu interviewed by The Washington Post on upcoming Public Art project in Baltimore, MD.

August 2019 >
Volkan Alkanoglu part of the ‘100 Experiments’ exhibition at Aedes Gallery in Berlin.

August 2019 >
VA | DESIGN completes project at UMBC in Baltimore, MD.

May 2019 >
VA | DESIGN is shortlisted for a project in Florida.

April 2019 >
The San Francisco Arts Commission selects VA | DESIGN for their 2019-20 Artist Pool.

April 2019 >
VA | DESIGN is shortlisted for a project in New Jersey.

March 2019 >
VA | DESIGN wins competition for a project in Iowa.

March 2019 >
VA | DESIGN is shortlisted for a project in Kansas.

February 2019 >
VA | DESIGN is shortlisted for a project in Louisiana.



2018


December 2018 >
VA | DESIGN is shortlisted for a project in Iowa.

October 2018 >
VA | DESIGN is shortlisted for a project in Fort Collins, CO

October 2018 >
VA | DESIGN is shortlisted for a project in Phoenix, AZ

September 2018 >
VA DESIGN is shortlisted for a project in Memphis,TN

July 2018 >
VA | DESIGN is shortlisted for a project in Charlotte, NC

June 2018 >
VA | DESIGN completes new project in Salt Lake City, UT

March 2018 >
Phantom Pavilion opens to the public at the Praerie Basin Park in Stapleton, CO.

March 2018 >
Volkan Alkanoglu to lecture at Clemson University on March 28th 2018.

March 2018 >
Volkan Alkanoglu to lecture at the University of Maryland on March 7th 2018.

February 2018 >
Our work is currently exhibited at the Yale University Gallery as part of the 'The Drawing Show' curated by Dora Epstein Jones.

January 2018 >
Our Cloud Scape project is part of the the 'Inscription: Architecture Before Speech' exhibition at the Druker Gallery in Cambridge.

January 2018 >
VA | DESIGN has been shortlisted for a project in North Carolina.

January 2018 >
Volkan Alkanoglu to teach an Option studio at PennDesign, Spring 2018.

January 2018 >
Volkan Alkanoglu to teach at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Spring 2018.


2017


December 2017 >
VA | DESIGN has been shortlisted for a project in Colorado.

December 2017 >
VA | DESIGN completes permanent installation at the Eviva Residential Tower Building in Denver, CO.

December 2017 >
VA | DESIGN wins competition for a public project in Boston, MA.

November 2017 >
Volkan Alkanoglu to lecture Nov 21st at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.

September 2017 >
VA | DESIGN has been shortlisted for a project in Boston, MA.

August 2017 >
Volkan Alkanoglu will be teaching at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Fall 2017.

July 2017 >
The Seattle Office of Arts and Culture selected VA | DESIGN for their 2017-20 Artist Pool.

July 2017 >
Our CloudScape playground opens to the public at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

June 2017 >
VA | DESIGN wins competition for a Public Project in Maryland.

May 2017 >
VA | DESIGN wins competition for a Public Project at Takoma Langley Station in Baltimore.

March 2017 >
'Infamous Lines' seminar work is now on view at Tulpenmanie Gallery in Milan.

February 2017 >
VA | DESIGN has been shortlisted for a project in San Diego, CA.

February 2017 >
VA | DESIGN has been shortlisted for a project in Maryland.

February 2017 >
The San Francisco Arts Commission selects VA | DESIGN for their 2017-18 Artist Pool.

January 2017 >
VA | DESIGN selected for the 2017-2018 Saint Paul’s City List of Qualified Public Artists.

January 2017 >
Volkan Alkanoglu will be teaching at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Spring 2017.


2016


November 2016 >
VA | DESIGN commissioned for a permanent installation at the Denver Arts District.

November 2016 >
VA | DESIGN and Matthew Au win competition for Public Art Project at Lee Hall on Clemson University Campus.

November 2016 >
VA | DESIGN named a finalist for the Fire Station 15 Public Art Project in Sacramento.

November 2016 >
VA | DESIGN selected for the 2016-2019 Oregon Art in Public Places Artist Pool.

November 2016 >
VA | DESIGN shortlisted for the City of Palo Alto’s pre-qualified Artist List 2016 - 2018.

October 2016 >
Volkan Alkanoglu exhibits White Series drawing at the A+D Museum as part of the' The Drawing Show' in Los Angeles.

September 2016 >
VA | DESIGN wins competition for art installation at SLCC in Utah.

September 2016 >
VA | DESIGN wins competition for Pedestrian Bridge in Fort Worth, Texas.

August 2016 >
VA | DESIGN inaugurates project at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO.

August 2016 >
Volkan Alkanoglu will be teaching at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Fall 2016.

August 2016 >
VA | DESIGN has been shortlisted for a project in Baltimore, MD

July 2016 >
VA | DESIGN has been shortlisted for a project in Salt Lake City, Utah.

July 2016 >
VA | DESIGN awarded 3rd Place in the Pamphlet Architecture 36 Competition by Princeton Architecture Press.

July 2016 >
Volkan Alkanoglu to co-curate 'One Night Stand L.A. 2017' exhibition with Jennifer Bonner and Kyle Miller.

June 2016 >
VA | DESIGN in collaboration with the City of Boise has been shortlisted for the Play Everywhere Challenge by KaBoom.

May 2016 >
VA | DESIGN has been shortlisted for a project at Clemson University, SC.

April 2016 >
VA | DESIGN has been shortlisted for a project in Fort Worth, TX.

March 2016 >
VA | DESIGN has been selected for the 2016 San Antonio Artist Pool.

March 2016 >
Volkan Alkanoglu selected to present work at the One Night Stand L.A. exhibition in Los Angeles, CA.

February 2016 >
VA | DESIGN long-listed for a public art project in Oregon.

February 2016 >
VA | DESIGN awarded commission for installation at Fort Lewis College in Colorado.

February 2016 >
Volkan Alkanoglu's AUTOHAUS article featured in ART PAPERS magazine

February 2016 >
VA | DESIGN shortlisted for the City of El Paso’s pre-qualified Artist Pool 2016 - 2017.

February 2016 >
VA | DESIGN lectures at the Boston Society of Architects hosted by Modelo.

January 2016 >
VA | DESIGN shortlisted for a public project in Texas.


2015


October 2015 >
Volkan Alkanoglu lectures at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA.

October 2015 >
Volkan Alkanoglu lectures at Fort Lewis College Department of Art and Design in Colorado.

October 2015 >
VA | DESIGN shortlisted for prestigious Tampa Airport Public Art Project.

October 2015 >
VA | DESIGN shortlisted for a public project at the University of Florida.

October 2015 >
VA | DESIGN shortlisted for a public project in the City of Lauderhill, Florida.

September 2015 >
VA | DESIGN selected for the pre-qualified Artist Pool in Monroe County, FL.

September 2015 >
VA | DESIGN shortlisted for a public project in New Jersey.

September 2015 >
VA | DESIGN shortlisted for a project in Sterling, Colorado.

August 2015 >
VA | DESIGN wins 1st Prize for a Pavilion project at the Prairie Basin Park in Colorado.

August 2015 >
VA | DESIGN invited to exhibit at ACADIA 2015 in Cincinnati, OH.

August 2015 >
VA | DESIGN completes 'Super Nova' installation at UC Denver.

July 2015 >
VA | DESIGN awarded commission for OM Mission San Francisco Public Art Project.

July 2015 >
VA | DESIGN shortlisted for the 2015- 2016 pre-qualified Artist Pool in San Francisco, CA.

June 2015 >
VA | DESIGN shortlisted for the Austin Art in Public Places pre-qualified Artist Pool 2015 - 2017.

June 2015 >
VA | DESIGN awarded commission for a Children's play scape at Fort Lauderdale airport.

June 2015 >
VA | DESIGN is shortlisted for a infrastructure project in Colorado.

May 2015 >
VA | DESIGN shortlisted for the Prairie Basin Park Project in Colorado.

May 2015 >
VA | DESIGN shortlisted for the City of El Paso’s pre-qualified Artist Pool 2015 - 2016.

May 2015 >
VA | DESIGN shortlisted for a public art project in San Francisco, CA.

May 2015 >
VA | DESIGN shortlisted for a project at the Connective Corridor in Syracuse.

April 2015 >
VA | DESIGN shortlisted for a project at the prestigious McNichols Civic Center Building in Denver, CO.

April 2015 >
VA | DESIGN selected to design installations for 3 Metro Green Line stations in Minneapolis.

April 2015 >
VA | DESIGN wins competition to design a project for West Baltimore Red Line Station.

April 2015 >
VA | DESIGN is shortlisted for a Public Art project in South Carolina.

March 2015 >
VA | DESIGN is shortlisted for a Public Art project in Durango, Colorado.

March 2015 >
VA | DESIGN exhibits 'Super Nova' project at the 103rd ACSA Conference in Toronto.

March 2015 >
VA | DESIGN presents two design proposals in Washington D.C.

March 2015 >
Volkan Alkanoglu invited to present at the 2015 Digital Building Laboratory Symposium.

March 2015 >
VA | DESIGN completes 'Jetson' installation project in Atlanta.

February 2015 >
VA | DESIGN is shortlisted for a Public Art project in Minnesota.

January 2015 >
VA | DESIGN is shortlisted for two Public Art projects in Washington D.C.

January 2015 >
VA | DESIGN is shortlisted for an interactive design project in Florida.

January 2015 >
Our Research Project has been accepted at the ACSA 103rd Annual meeting in Toronto.


2014


December 2014 >
VA | DESIGN finishes Memorial structure for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

December 2014 >
VA | DESIGN wins competition to design a public art installation at UC Denver, Colorado.

December 2014 >
VA | DESIGN is shortlisted for project at a Colorado State University building.

November 2014 >
VA | DESIGN is shortlisted for a large scale infrastructure project in Colorado.

November 2014 >
VA | DESIGN is shortlisted for a design project in Anchorage, Alaska.

October 2014 >
VA | DESIGN is shortlisted to the final round of a Public Art project in California.

September 2014 >
VA | DESIGN has been included in the Los Angeles County Metro Artists Pool

August 2014 >
VA | DESIGN is selected for the Iowa Art in State Buildings Artists Pool

August 2014 >
VA | DESIGN is one of three designers shortlisted for a infrastructure project in Baltimore.

August 2014 >
VA | DESIGN has moved their office to a new location.

August 2014 >
VA | DESIGN shortlisted for public art project in Denver.

July 2014 >
VA | DESIGN shortlisted for Corian 'Shape the Future of Black' competition.

July 2014 >
VA | DESIGN shortlisted for art project in Colorado.

July 2014 >
Our 'Distortion' project is now included in the National Public Art Archive.

July 2014 >
Our Research Paper has been accepted at the ACSA Fall 2014 Conference.

June 2014 >
VA | DESIGN designing art installation for the G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons atrium in Atlanta.

June 2014 >
One of our Research Projects has been accepted at the ACADIA 2014 Conference.

June 2014 >
VA | DESIGN selected to design a public project on the Atlanta Beltline

May 2014 >
Volkan Alkanoglu served as invited Peer Reviewer for Research papers at the ACADIA 2014 conference.

April 2014 >
Volkan Alkanoglu presenting a research project at the ACSA International conference in Seoul, Korea

April 2014 >
VA | DESIGN is selected for the City of San Antonio Capital Projects Artists Pool

March 2014 >
VA | DESIGN is selected as one of five shortlisted for large scale design project in the Middle East.

March 2014 >
VA | DESIGN is selected for the Seattle Arts and Culture Pre-qualified Artist Roster.

February 2014 >
Volkan Alkanoglu presenting two research projects at ACSA Annual conference in Miami Beach. 


2013


October 2013 >
Our 'SubDivision' project is now included in the National Public Art Archive.

October 2013 >
VA | DESIGN shortlisted for large scale Design Project in Miami, FL.

September 2013 >
VA | DESIGN 's competition winning MoCCA Museum is featured in the latest edition of Polis Magazine.

August 2013 >
VA | DESIGN 's latest built project 'Quill Motion' in Utah opens to the Public on Oct. 3rd.

August 2013 >
Volkan Alkanoglu to lecture during 'Design Week Birmingham' in Alabama on October 25th.

August 2013 >
Volkan Alkanoglu has been appointed Graduate Director at Georgia Tech, School of Architecture.

July 2013 >
VA | DESIGN wins 1st Prize for Memorial structure in Washington DC.

July 2013 >
VA | DESIGN awarded 2nd Prize for design project in Baltimore, MD

July 2013 >
Volkan Alkanoglu invited to lecture at the AIA Chattanooga chapter on September 18th.

July 2013 >
Volkan Alkanoglu in conversation with Jennifer Bonner featured in recent 'Fresh Punches' Publication.

June 2013 >
VA | DESIGN shortlisted for Design Project in Washington DC.

June 2013 >
Volkan Alkanoglu presents design proposal to City Council in Ann Arbor, MI

May 2013 >
Volkan Alkanoglu to participate in a design workshop and lecture at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.
The workshop dates are 9th-13th May 2013.

April 2013 >
Final Reviews for Graduate Design & Research studio by Volkan Alkanoglu at Georgia Tech on Thursday, 25th April 2013

April 2013 >
'Distortion' project is now permanently installed at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

April 2013 >
VA | DESIGN to present their design proposal for a Public project in Downtown Baltimore, MD.

April 2013 >
VA | DESIGN has been shortlisted for the Ann Arbor Bridges Project in Michigan.

March 2013 >
'SubDivision' project featured by ASCE, The Magazine of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

March 2013 >
VA | DESIGN is one of three shortlisted firms for a Public Project at the City Hall Plaza in Boise, Idaho.

March 2013 >
Drawings by Volkan Alkanoglu are currently on view at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
The exhibition will continue until March 28th 2013.

February 2013 >
Volkan Alkanoglu to host 'Drawing' Symposium at Georgia Tech on Saturday, February 16th, 2013
Participants include Preston Scott Cohen, Dora Epstein Jones, George B. Johnston

February 2013 >
'SubDivision' project featured in the Fabrikator section of The Architect's Newspaper

January 2013 >
VA | DESIGN's 'Star Cocoon' project is featured in the latest Evolo Magazine Volume 5.
The volume titled ARCHI73C7UR3 X3NOCUL7UR3 is guest edited by Juan Azulay.

January 2013 >
VA | DESIGN's 'Star Cocoon' project is featured in the Cambridge World History of Religious Architecture Publication.
The book is edited by Richard Etlin and Shulamit Laderman.

January 2013 >
VA teaching this Spring as TVSDesign Distinguished Critic at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA


2012


December 2012 >
VA | DESIGN completes Public Art Installation at Fenton Hall at the University of Oregon in Eugene

December 2012 >
Volkan Alkanoglu participating in final review at Columbia University GSAPP in New York, invitation by Lise Anne Couture

December 2012 >
Volkan Alkanoglu to lecture at University of Tennessee Knoxville in March 2013.
Church Memorial Lecture Series, Invitation by Greg Spaw and Ted Shelton

December 2012 >
VA | DESIGN selected as part of the City of El Paso Pre-Qualified Artist Pool 2013-2014

November 2012 >
VA | DESIGN commissioned for public project at Salt Lake City College in Taylorsville, UT

September 2012 >
VA | DESIGN to design permanent Art Installation in Cedar Rapids, IA

September 2012 >
Volkan Alkanoglu to lecture at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA, September, 12th 2012

September 2012 >
Volkan Alkanoglu at Final Graduate Thesis Reviews at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, CA

August 2012 >
VA teaching as TVSDesign Distinguished Critic at Georgia Tech 2012-2013 in Atlanta, GA

June 2012 >
VA | DESIGN part of the American Cement Building Studio tour, hosted by the Architect's Newspaper, June 21st, 7-9pm

May 2012 >
VA | DESIGN nominated to participate in the Pamphlet # 33 Architecture competition

May 2012 >
VA invited to join Final Reviews at USC in Los Angeles

May 2012 >
VA to exhibit work at the PS Zask Gallery in Palos Verdes, CA. Curated by Dora Epstein Jones

April 2012 >
VA invited to join Final Reviews at Woodbury University

April 2012 >
Volkan Alkanoglu is a juror for the Portman Prize 2012 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA

April 2012 >
VA is graduate thesis adviser this summer at SCI-Arc, Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles

April 2012 >
VA invited to join Final Reviews at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA

March 2012 >
VA lecturing at Woodbury University on March 8th in Los Angeles, invitation by Linda Taalman

March 2012 >
VA invited to join Midterm Reviews at USC in Los Angeles

February 2012 >
Volkan Alkanoglu speaking at ACSA 100 conference taking place at MIT on March 2nd 2012

February 2012 >
VA | DESIGN awarded 1st Prize for Fenton Hall Project in Eugene, OR

January 2012 >
VA teaching this spring at SCI-Arc, Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles

January 2012 >
VA | DESIGN and TVMY awarded 1st Prize in Competition for Edmonton Borden Park Pavilion project


2011


December 2011 >
VA exhibits 'Public Figure' project during Art | Basel | Miami, December 1st-4th 2011

November 2011 >
VA | DESIGN and TVMY awarded 1st Prize in atrium installation at Lincoln Hall in Portland, OR

November 2011 >
Volkan Alkanoglu and TVMY awarded 1st Prize in Competition for Denver Botanical Garden project

October 2011 >
VA gives lecture on current work at GSAAP Columbia University, invitation by Dr. Will Laufs | October 6th 2011

October 2011 >
Lecture at the MAK Center in Los Angeles as part of the LA FORUM lecture series | October 13th 2011

September 2011 >
VA teaching this fall at SCI-Arc, Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles

August 2011 >
VA | DESIGN and TVMY awarded 1st Prize for Public Arts Project project in Creve Couer, MO

August 2011 >
Volkan Alkanoglu part of WHO NEW exhibition at UTS Gallery in Sydney, Australia

July 2011 >
VA | Design project to be featured in upcoming Evolo Magazine edited by Juan Azulay

May 2011 >
VA | DESIGN and TVMY awarded 1st Prize for Public Art Project in Redondo Beach, California

April 2011 >
VA is thesis adviser this summer at SCI-Arc, Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles

February 2011 >
VA served on Peer Review for the 100th ACSA Annual Conference 'Digital Aptitudes' in Boston

January 2011 >
Volkan Alkanoglu awarded 1st Prize in the MoCCA Museum Competition in New York