Born in İstanbul in 1972. Native language Turkish, proficient in English. Murat completed his undergraduate studies at the Technical University of Istanbul (ITU) in 1995. He received his master’s degree with a thesis on “Post Occupancy Evaluation of Office Buildings” in 2000 at ITU. Between 1995 and 1997, he worked in Russia and CIS for Bechtel-ENKA JV in architectural and interior projects. In 1997, he returned to Istanbul where he collaborated with Umut Iyigün in numerous projects and competitions. After completion of the Headquarters of ING Bank (was Ottoman Bank at that time), he founded MUUM with Umut İyigün in Istanbul in 1998. His recent projects include “Headquarters of Doğuş Automotive”, “Rönesans Office Building” and “Microsoft Technology Center” in Istanbul. In 2018, he moved to London to establish MUUM UK. He is currently sharing his time between UK and Turkey to oversee MUUM’s projects worldwide.