Tolgahan Akbulut Urban Designer / Graphic Designer

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 has been working part-time at The Circle since December 2018.



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


Urban Design Projects

Haliç Taşkızak Masterplan, Turkey

Beykoz Cubuklu Masterplan, Turkey

Brazzaville Masterplan, Republic of Congo

Congo Congress Centre Masterplan, Republic of Congo

Bio City Masterplan, İstanbul

Pekinel Sasali, Masterplan, Izmir

Cubukluvadi Masterplan, Istanbul

Ozyegin University Masterplan Renewal, Istanbul

Hillside Cyprus Masterplan, Cyprus

Oyak Başakşehir Masterplan, Istanbul

Alkhobar Mixed-Use Masterplan, Saudi Arabia

Portonovi Masterplan, Montenegro

Malabo Airport, Equatorial Guinea

Tripoli International Airport, Tripoli

Jacaranda Villas, Bodrum

Balance Gunesli Mixed-Use, Istanbul

Al Khobar Marriott Mixed-Use, Saudi Arabia

Cubuklu Parcel 22 Residential, Istanbul

Macka Tower Renovation, Istanbul

Izmir Bornova, Izmir

Izmir Halkapinar, Izmir

RSD Etiler Office


Selected Environmental Graphic Projects

General Electric HQ, Office Graphics, Istanbul
AIG Insurance HQ, Office Graphics, İstanbul
INC Research HQ, Office Graphics , İstanbul
Eurassia Tunnel Operation Building, Office Graphics, Istanbul
Eurasia Tunnel Museum Graphics, Istanbul
Ulker Children’s Art, Museum Graphics, Contemporary Istanbul art fair
Eurassia Tunnel Operations, Corporate Identity, Istanbul
Congo Congress Centre, Patterns & Signages, Congo
international Green Building Conference, Fair Design & Applications
and various branding projects…