Melis Ugurlu is an architectural designer, writer, and editor based in London. She received her Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2017 and Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree in 2015 from Rice University. Melis is currently pursuing an MA degree in History and Critical Thinking in Architecture (HCT) at the Architectural Association.
Melis founded her own independent practice in London, engaging with an expanded and cross-disciplinary notion of practicing architecture. The projects span from interior and furniture design to research and visual art. Melis also enjoys collaborations with like-minded designers and architects.
Prior to moving to London, Melis has lived in New York, Houston, and Istanbul and worked as an architectural designer at NEMESTUDIO, Rogers Partners Architects + Urban Designers, and Kyle May, Architect. She was also an editor at the Brooklyn based international publication CLOG and the editor-in-chief of Rice University’s independent journal PLAT. Her work and writings have been published in XXI Architecture and Design Magazine, Archinect, PLAT, among others. Melis is originally from Istanbul, Turkey.