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Yavuz Taneli

Senior Architectural Designer

Yavuz's background in Senior Living design and his extensive experience as a former associate professor of architectural design theory in Turkey, along with appointments as an academic at UW-Milwaukee, position him well in assisting his colleagues at Aptura in making evidence-based design decisions a focus of their practice.



26 years

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture
Professional Affiliations
  • Turkish Chamber of Architects
  • 7th Turkish International Gerontology Awards, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey. Career Development Award, 2015
  • SARUP 40 Exhibit, School of Architecture and Urban Planning 40th Anniversary Top 40 projects at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Invited Exhibitor, 2009
  • Bursa Main Terminal City Center Architectural and Urban Design Competition, 3rd place, 2005

I'm motivated by
an immense desire to learn how everything works, including the human mind.

I am an expert at

The most unusual item in my office is
an action figure that delivers snappy comments in my native language, Turkish.