Melike received a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from the Architectural Association Design Research Laboratory, AADRL (2006) in London and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Istanbul Technical University, ITU (2003) in Istanbul with her High Honours.
Melike Altınışık is an award-winning architect, designer and educator, who is dedicated to develop an innovative approach towards architecture, urbanism and design. Her work aims to develop the relational thinking capacities of the architecture in its relation with design technologies.
Since 2004, she has developed her wide range international professional architectural experience by working on significant projects of varying scales from high-rise buildings, masterplans, cultural centres and museums to bespoke furniture designs. Her design work received a number of prestigious design awards including Europe 40 under 40, FEIDAD Design Award 07’ and Swiss Art Award.
She participated in various national, international and invited architectural competitions, exhibitions and publications. Her work includes prize winning projects such as Istanbul TV and Radio Tower (Istanbul, Turkey - Underconstruction) and Robot Science Musuem (Seoul, South Korea).
Prior to forming her practice in Istanbul, she has worked in London as a Lead Architect with Zaha Hadid Architects (2006-2013).