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BRAVE / PRAXIS: Critic Extraordinaire ::: Alp Bozkurt

Alp Bozkurt

Born in Ankara, Turkey, Alp Bozkurt holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from the University of Houston. Prior to BRAVE / ARCHITECTURE, Alp worked as an architectural intern and a freelance designer in the United States and Europe where he completed a variety of projects. As a student, Alp worked with Habitat for Humanity developing new housing prototypes. He also participated in the first digital fabrication course at the University of Houston which won several grants and established funding for future programs. During his studies he worked as a research assistant on additional grants focused on specific building typologies. His work has been exhibited and published numerous times.

In 2007 he was awarded an AIAS Merit Award in a nationwide student competition for his design and fabrication of Maca, a chair made of recycled cardboard. In the same year, his P&H chaise was selected for an exhibition curated by Design Within Reach Austin showcasing young Texas designers. Aside from his recognition in product design, in 2010 he received an honorable mention in the open-international architecture competition Townshift which had 138 total submissions from 20 countries. He was also a key member of the B/A design team that was awarded a 2009 Texas Society of Architects Studio Award for the Sorensen Bridge.