Alper Derinboğaz, recognized as an emerging and influential architect, founded the initial form of Salon in 2009 as an architecture practice. Derinbogaz graduated from Istanbul Technical University (2005). He won the UCLA Graduate Award for his master’s studies that he completed in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of California, Los Angeles. He worked on the museums, towers and campus projects as a senior architect in Los Angeles. He won prizes in the design competitions and became a jury member at international competitions.
He realized the public space projects that incorporate the new technologies at large scales. The following years three of his built works, Gate, Panorama and Augmented Structures were included in the Best Architecture of the Year Selection, and received the Arkitera Young Architect Award in 2011. He has received awards and honors, including the A+ Architizer Award 2015, and the Plan Award for Innovative Architecture for his projects. Derinbogaz represented Turkey in the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale in its debut year of the Pavilion of Turkey in 2014.
Currently he heads the work of Salon and runs the Vertical Living architectural design studio at the Istanbul Technical University as an adjunct professor. Although Alper Derinboğaz’s designs greatly vary in scale from towers to interiors his work mostly intends to uncover and question the essential elements of the given site or the theme. Derinbogaz’s built work operate through experiences of flux by the use of contemporary tectonics.