Seda Öznal is an architect whose research and design projects challenge conventional spatial narratives, prompting thoughtful dialogues within the realms of social and political contexts. Through her work, Öznal endeavors to ignite provocative discussions by shedding light on issues often overlooked in traditional architectural discourse, transforming them into imaginative and fictional spaces of exploration.
She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Istanbul Bilgi University, which she studied with an academic achievement scholarship and ranked first in her class. Right after graduation, together with Future Anecdotes Istanbul design studio, she took part in the design project of Van Abbemuseum's collection exhibition. Subsequently, Öznal earned her MS in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University's GSAPP, where she received the Honor Award for Excellence in Design.
She then continued her architectural practice at Solomonoff Architecture Studio, where she immersed herself in a span of three years, contributing to an array of residential and institutional projects. She further enriched her portfolio by teaching as a lecturer and a studio instructor at Istanbul Bilgi University before joining the esteemed team at Populous, located in London.
Öznal continues exploring her passion to find a spatial equivalent of criticism, theory, research, and discussion in both her academic and professional practice.