Aleks Istanbullu Architects
Santa Monica, CA, 90404
Aleks Istanbullu combines a passion for the expressive potential of form and materials with a commitment to the efficient articulation of structure, program and detail. Istanbullu has had his own firm for more than 20 years during which time he has enjoyed both an independent practice and succesful collaborations with other design professionals. His projects have been recognized with awards from the American Institute of Architects at both the local and state levels. He is published in national and international journals. Istanbullu’s designs include community buildings, homes, live-work lofts and mixed-use projects located in dense urban settings. Current projects include several multi-family mixed-use buildings, the urban design of several blocks in the historic core of Tucson, the adaptive re-use of a historic factory building, a custom home and a five-story mixed-use commercial center in Turkey. Istanbullu matriculated from both the undergraduate and graduate and architecture programs of the Illinois Institute of technology. He continues his engagement with education by teaching undergraduate Housing and Urban Design Studios as well as graduate Architecture Studios at the University of Southern California. His civic and professional involvement includes serving on the board of Directors of St. Elmo’s Village, former President of the Design Professionals Coalition.