Volkan Alkanoglu | DESIGN LLC

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

135 NW 9th Ave Unit 814
Portland OR 97209 USA



Volkan Alkanoglu is an artist based in Portland, Oregon and founding principal of VA | DESIGN LLC. Our work is focused on the pursuit of novel form through spatial, material and technological explorations.

Recent work has been installed in several metropolitan areas within the United States including Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Baltimore, Miami, Atlanta, Denver, Dallas and Washington D.C. 

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.

VA | DESIGN is currently commissioned on a range of projects in California, Oregon, Texas, Colorado, Maryland, Washington, Florida, Washington D.C., and Taiwan.


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 20 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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