Seda Kurt is a landscape architect (MSc), lecturer and a partner at PARCH.
She graduated from Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture Landscape Architecture Department at 2008 and Istanbul Technical University Architectural Design Graduate School (MSc.) at 2014 under the supervision of Assoc.Prof.Dr. Huseyin Kahvecioglu with the dissertation entitled; ‘Landscape of Lost Spaces‘ that focused on heterotopia, non-place, the third landscape, terrain vague and photography. During the academic period she has been at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Lyon as a guest researcher for master studies in France (2013). In 2014, she has been a part of 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial with Kadıköy Tree Walk and invited to talk as a landscape architect by Arkimeet'14. She has national project awards and some of her own researches and projects has been approved for presentations by international scientific committees like Lisbon Nouva University International Conference Arch & Lit Portugal (2014), EURAU Spain (2018), IFLA World Common Ground Norway (2019), IFLA Europe 7th Landscape Architects Congress Turkey (2019). Her articles published on many architectural publications in Turkey.
In 2017, she co-founded PARCH which is primarily working on design, research and publishing landscape/architecture interface issues. In 2018, she has invited as a member of principal jury committee of the UCTEA Chamber of Landscape Architects Turkey for the 10th National Landscape Architecture Professional Awards with the categories of realised/unrealised project and young landscape architect awards.
She continues both her practise and theoretical work between urban and garden scale. Currently, she is a guest instructor at MEF University Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture.
2018 Jury Committee Member of the 10th Landscape Architecture Professional Awards, CTLA (Chamber of Turkish Landscape Architects)
2008 Chamber of Turkish Landscape Architects Membership
Spring - Summer 2013 Séjour scientifique pour de master sur les espaces en friches. Laboratoire d’Analyse des Formes École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Lyon, France.
August 2007 BAUHAUS University Concrete Design Masterclass Education, Dessau - Berlin, Germany https://bureaubakker.com/portfolio/plasticopacity/
2018 Equal Prize, Luleburgaz Tosbağa Creek Urban Design Competition, Municipality of Luleburgaz
2018 Equal Prize, 'Far From the City' Architectural Design Competition, Turk YTONG
2015 1st Prize as an author of landscape design project, Düzce University Urban Design Competition, Duzce University
2007 Equal Prize as a team member, 'SOS' Alternative for AKM Competition
2007 3rd Mension as a team member, Konyaaltı as a team memberNature & Culture Park Competition, Antalya Municipality
2006 3rd Prize as a team member, Plastic & Opacity Concrete Design Competition
2005 3rd Prize as a team member, Çuhadaoğlu Alu’05 Competition