Seçkin Maden is a Ph.D. architect, and computational design specialist from Istanbul, Turkey. He has studied Architecture at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and continued his MA program at Bilgi University. He completed his MA with a top-of-the-institute degree and has taught as a studio instructor and course lecturer. He completed his Ph.D. in Architectural Design Computing Program at Istanbul Technical University.

Seçkin instituted specialized work groups both in practice and in academia. He worked as a computational design specialist in several architectural design offices such as Midek, KHORA Office, Çinici Architects, and KOOP. Since 2020, he has produced collaborative, interdisciplinary, research-based design projects around Turkey, under his own label, Maden Design Studio.

Since 2010, he has been an instructor in the 2nd year and Basic Design studios, and a lecturer in Design Geometry and Design Computing courses at Istanbul Bilgi University, School of Architecture.

Seçkin's research has been published in Leonardo Journal (MIT Press, US, 2021), Generative Art Conference Proceedings (Milano, 2020), and MSTAS (Özyeğin University, 2015). Some of his works have been exhibited in Galerie Michel Journiac (Paris, 2023), Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris, 2022), Sónar (Istanbul, 2019), Cer Modern (Ankara, 2018, 2023), TAK Kadıköy (Istanbul, 2016), and Salt Gallery (Istanbul, 2012). He conducted many computational design workshops around Turkey. He has been an invited design critic at Bilgi University, Istanbul Technical University, and Gebze Technical University.

Seçkin is an architect, academician, and programmer, who has expertise in architectural design, computational geometry, fabrication technologies, non-standard audio-visual design, photo-realistic visualization, and animation.


Professional Experience:

2020 - 

Maden Design Studio, Founder

2012 - 2020

KHORA Office, Architect, Computational Design Specialist

2015 - 2018

KOOP, Architect, Computational Design Specialist

2011-2012

Çinici Architects, Architect

2007-2008

Midek-Mingü, Junior Architect



Education:

2012 - 2021

Istanbul Technical University / Architectural Design Computing Program, Ph.D.

2009-2011

Istanbul Bilgi University / M.Arch (Top of the Institute Degree)

2004-2009

Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University / Faculty of Architecture / Architecture, BA



Teaching Experience:

2017 - 2023

Istanbul Bilgi University, Instructor, Computation-Based Basic Design Studio, Department of Architecture

2016 -

Istanbul Bilgi University, Lecturer, Design Geometry and Design Computing Courses,  Department of Architecture

2010 -2012

Istanbul Bilgi University, Instructor, 2nd Year Design Studio, Department of Architecture


Visiting Faculty Positions:

2016-2017

Istanbul Technical University, Visiting Instructor, 1st Year Design Scripting Class, Department of Architecture



Publications, Presentations, Workshops:

2023

Analogy-Based Design, Presentation, Mekan Konuşmaları No: 100 “Pecha Kucha Night”, Bilgi University, Istanbul

2021

Generating Rhythmic Graphic Patterns and Paul Klee's Concept of Active Line, Peer-Reviewed Journal Paper, Leonardo Journal, MIT Press

Computing Structural Analogies of Musical Rhythms in Visual Design, Ph.D. Dissertation, Advisor: Prof. Mine Özkar (ITU, MIT), Istanbul Technical University, Department of Informatics, Architectural Design Computing Program

2020

Edge(s): A Generative Realm, Conference Paper, XXIII. Generative Art International Conference Proceedings, Milano, with Didem Yalınay and Cemal Koray Bingöl

2018
           
Trans-Making Istanbul: Public in the Making, #Tagless: Generative Stories in the Gap of Data World, Workshop, Istanbul Coordinator with Didem Yalinay

2016

Utilizations of Musical Functions in Design, Workshop & Presentation, Atölye Mil: Architectural Conversations, TAK Kadıköy / Istanbul

2015

Audio-Visual Analogy: A Synesthetic Experiment on Birdsongs, IX. Mimarlıkta Sayısal Tasarım Ulusal Sempozyumu, MSTAS 2015 Proceedings, Özyeğin University, Istanbul



Honors, Awards, Endorsements:

2023

Global Talent in Arts and Culture, Endorsement in the Leader Category, by The Arts Council England, Home Office

2018

The New War Memorials in the Gallipoli Historical Area, Design Competition, 2nd Prize, with Can Çinici, Burak Ünder, Arzu Nuhoğlu

2015

Yeni Erbaa Social Habitat of Çamlık, Design Competition, Honorable Mention Prize, w. Busra Al, Onur Atay, Cihan Pocan

2014

Gallipoli Historical-National Park, Design Competition, Honorable Mention Prize, w. Aslihan Demirtas, Ali Cindoruk, Emrah Altınok

Kemal Kurdaş Mausoleum, Design Competition, Honorable Mention Prize, w. Aslihan Demirtas, Ali Cindoruk

2011

Çamlica Hill TV-Radio Tower, Design Competition, 1st Mention Prize, w. Ahmet Ünveren

Top of the Institute Degree, Istanbul Bilgi University, MA at Architectural Design Program



Exhibitions, Installations:

2023

In the Flux / Dans le Flux, Cer Modern, Ankara, w. Didem Yalınay

In the Gap / Dans le Vide, Galerie Michel Journiac, Paris,
ISEA 2023 Symbiosis: 28th International Symposium on Electronic Arts, w. Didem Yalınay

2022

IntraTangent, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, w. Didem Yalınay

2020             

Edge(s): A Generative Realm, Virtual Exhibition, as part of GA2020: XXIII Generative Art Conference, Politecnico di Milano University / Italy, w. Didem Yalınay  

2019

Edge(s), Sónar+D : International Festival of Advanced Music and Congress of Technology, Istanbul, w. Didem Yalınay

2018

Edge(s), Cer Modern, Ankara, w. Didem Yalınay and Cemal Koray Bingöl

2016

Utilization of Musical Functions in Visual Design, TAK Kadıköy / Istanbul

2012

Graft, SALT Galata / Istanbul, w. Aslıhan Demirtaş and Ali Cindoruk



Scholarships:

Istanbul Bilgi University, Full Scholarship,  Department of Architecture, Architectural Design MA Program,  

Emine Örnek College, Bursa, Turkey, Full Scholarship



Organizations:

2012

SPXmag Magazine / Co-editor

2008

MSGSU Spring Festival / Committee Member

2007

Pilot Project of Adapting Physical Environment to Disabled Requirements / Sisli Municipality



Computer Skills:

PARAMETRICS, MODELING

Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Rhinoscript, Firefly, MaxMSP, Sketchup

VISUALIZATION

Vray, Unreal Engine, D5 Render, Lumion

IMAGE PROCESSING, MOVIE MAKING

Adobe SUITE

REALTIME RENDERING

Unreal Engine, Vray RT

CAD-CAM TECHNOLOGIES

Laser Cutting, CNC Milling, 3D Printing



Languages:

Turkish (Native), English (Fluent), German (Moderate)



E: madenseckin@gmail.com, info@seckinmaden.com