Born in 1956 in Istanbul. Graduated from Istanbul Kabatas Male High School in 1973. Graduated from The Istanbul State Academy of Fine Arts (IDGSA) in 1981 with a bachelor’s and master’s degree. Started working as a professional in Zurich and Paris between 1981-1987. Co-founded Lotus Architecture Ltd. in 1987.

Currently continues his work as the co-founder of DEGER Design-Architektur GmbH (1997-) and founder of Yilmaz Deger Architecture & Design Ltd. (2013-).

Married to Meral Deger

Yilmaz Deger Architecture & Design is an architectural design office focused on various areas ranging from architecture, restoration, interior, and public space. The range of the office work is international.

Awards & Prizes

2021

  • BUYUKADA PHAETON SQUARE URBAN DESIGN COMPETITION, Urban Design Competition 2nd Mention, Istanbul.

2020

  • BURSA HANLAR REGION CARSIBASI URBAN DESIGN COMPETITION, Urban Design Competition Purchase Prize, Bursa.
  • TAKSIM URBAN DESIGN COMPETITION, Urban Design Competition Finalist, Istanbul.

References

2021

  • BUYUKADA PHAETON SQUARE URBAN DESIGN COMPETITION, Urban Design Competition, Istanbul.
  • SOCIAL CENTER ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT COMPETITION, Elderly Club, Architectural Competition Entry, Istanbul.
  • SOCIAL CENTER ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT COMPETITION, Soup Kitchen, Architectural Competition Entry, Istanbul.

2020

  • BURSA HANLAR REGION CARSIBASI URBAN DESIGN COMPETITION, Urban Design Competition Purchase Prize, Bursa.
  • COMMEMORATING MIMAR SINAN IN USKUDAR, Urban Design Competition, Istanbul.
  • TAKSIM URBAN DESIGN COMPETITION, Urban Design Competition Finalist, Istanbul.
  • KADIKOY SQUARE URBAN DESIGN COMPETITION, Urban Design Competition Entry, Istanbul
  • DATASSIST INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY OFFICE,   Branch Office Interior Design Project & Construction, Istanbul, 400 m2.

2019

  • ITU BUSINESS FACULTY PROJECT ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION, Architectural Competition Entry, Istanbul.
  • KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL AND VISITOR CENTER ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT COMPETITION, Architectural Competition Entry, Luleburgaz.
  • DATASSIST INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY OFFICE,  Interior Design Project & Construction, Izmir, Bursa & Eskisehir Branch Offices.
  • DATASSIST INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY OFFICE,   Technopark, Interior Design Project & Construction, Samsun, 200 m2.

2018

  • ST. GALLEN, KINDERGARTEN AND PRIMARY SCHOOL, Architectural Competition, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 1800 m2.
  • KURUCESME DEGER HOUSE, Historical Wooden House Reconstruction Project, Kurucesme, Bosphorus Istanbul, 180 m2.
  • YILMAZ DEGER HOUSE, Historical Stone House Restoration Project, Adatepe, Canakkale, Turkey, 130 m2.
  • GROTHEERHAUS, Single Family  House and Art Gallery, Preliminary Design Project, Worpswede, Germany, 615 m2.
  • KAYSERI GOVERNMENT OFFICE & SOCIAL, CULTURAL CENTRE, Architectural Competition Entry, Kayseri, Turkey, 5000 m2.
  • CANAKKALE MUNICIPALITY BAZAAR, LIFE CENTER, PARKING & CLOSE NEIGHBOR AREA NATIONAL PROJECT COMPETITION, Architectural Competition Entry, Canakkale, Turkey, 11.000 m2.

2017

  • WOLFHAUSEN, Apartment Building, Architectural Design Project, Zurich, Switzerland, 1.500 m2.
  • PUBLIC PARK LANDSPACE AND WATER FEATURE, Design Project Competition, Zurich, Switzerland.

2016

  • CAFERAGA SPORT AND CULTURAL CENTER, Competition Entry, Kadıkoy, Istanbul, 5.000 m2.
  • HISTORICAL TOKATLIYAN HOTEL, Restoration & Construction, Karakoy, Istanbul, 400 m2.

2015

  • DATASSIST OFFICE, Interior Design Project & Construction, Karakoy, Istanbul, 400 m2.

2013

  • ZIGG FAMILY SUMMER HOUSE IN BODRUM, Architectural Design Project & Construction,  Bodrum, Turkey,  300 m2.

2012

  • MAUSOLEUM AND  MUSEUM OF RAUF RAIF DENKTAS, Architectural Competition Entry Lefkosa, Turkısh Republic of Noterthem Cyplus.
  • ANSEN SUITES, Boutique Hotel, Interior Design Project & Construction, Tunel, Istanbul, 1000 m2
  • HOUSE IN CIRAGAN, Restauration & Renovation Project, Cıragan, Istanbul, 300 m2
  • OPERA SUITES, Architectural Renovation Project & Construction, Galatasaray, Istanbul, 350 m2
  • STONE HOUSE IN ADATEPE, Restauration & Renovation Project, Adatepe, Canakkale, Turkey, 260 m2
  • MY TECHNIC AIRCRAFT MRO SERVICES, Airport  Office, Architectural Design Project, Yesilkoy, Istanbul, 700 m2
  • ACT CARGO AIRLINES, Airport Office, Architectural Design Project, Ataturk Airport, Yesilkoy, Istanbul, 500 m2

2011

  • TURKCELL HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, Interior Design Project & Construction, Tepebasi, Istanbul, 2.400 m2
  • TURKCELL FLAGSHIP STORE, Conceptual Design Proposal
  • C. & H. OERER HOUSE IN ZURICH, Preliminary Design Project, Zurich, Switzerland, 800 m2
  • KALAMIS HOUSING BLOCK, Architectural Design Project & Construction Management, Kalamis, Istanbul, 2.250 m2

2010

  • A. UCA HOUSE IN BURGAZADA, Restauration & Renovation Project & Construction, Burgazada, Istanbul, 200 m2
  • D. & R. SIGG HOUSE IN ISTANBUL, Interior Design Project & Construction, Bostancı, Istanbul, 180 m2
  • TURKCELL TECHNOLOGY SHOWROOM,  Preliminary Design Project, Gebze, Istanbul, 1.000 m2
  • TURKCELL HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, Interior Design Project, Tepebasi, Istanbul, 2.400 m2
  • E. ARAL STONE COUNTRY HOUSE, Restauration & Renovation Project & Construction  Management, Malatya, Turkey, 400 m2
  • O. POLATOGLU HOUSE, Interior Design Project & Construction, Besiktas, Istanbul, 200 m2

2009

  • MY TECHNIC AIRCRAFT MRO Branch Office, Architectural Design & Construction Management, Ataturk International Airport, Istanbul,  750 m2
  • VITZNAU TERRACE HOUSES, Architectural Design Project, Luzern, Switzerland, 2.200 m2
  • LITTLE NORWAY IN TURKEY, Conceptual Design Proposal, Koycegiz, Mugla, Turkey, 250.000 m2

2008

  • ERBIL AIRCRAFT MRO HANGAR , Preliminary Design Project, Erbil, Northern Iraq, 13.500 m2

2007

  • TURKCELL TECHNOLOGY CENTER, Extension Building Project, Gebze, Istanbul.
  • MY TECHNIC AIRCRAFT MRO HANGAR, Architectural Design Project & Construction Management, Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, Istanbul, 60.000 m2
  • AKASYA HOUSING BLOCKS, Mass Housing, Architectural Design Project & Construction, Tokat, Turkey, 21.000 m2
  • AQUACITY, Mass Housing, Preliminary Design Project, Kiev, Ukraine, 14.000 m2

2006

  • ACT CARGO AIRLINES, Headquarters Office, Interior Design Project & Construction, Yesilkoy, Istanbul, 1.400 m2
  • TURKCELL ACADEMY, Interior Design Project & Construction Management, Beyoglu, Istanbul, 4.000 m2
  • TURKCELL FLAGSHIP STORE, Conceptual Design Proposal
  • TURKCELL OFFICE BLOCK IN GALATASARAY, Interior Design Project, Galatasaray, Istanbul, 1.200 m2
  • THE LIFE-CO DETOX CENTER, Alternative Health Center, Preliminary Design Project, Burgazada, Istanbul, 1.000 m2
  • YASAR DEGER HOUSE, Architectural Design Project, Zurich, Switzerland, 900 m2
  • SAF RESTAURANT, Interior Design Project & Construction, Tunel, Istanbul, 200 m2

2005

  • TURKCELL HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, Architectural Design Project, Kozyatagi, Istanbul, 45.000 m2
  • TURKCELL MALTEPE PLAZA, Interior Design Project & Construction, Maltepe, Istanbul, 1.500 m2
  • MEYRAND HOUSE, Restauration & Renovation Project & Construction, Kuzguncuk, Istanbul, 200 m2
  • HOUSE TORLEN, Residential Building, Project and Construction, Staefa-Zurich, Switzerland, 220 m2
  • DEGER HOUSE, Interior Design Project & Construction, Salacak, Istanbul, 200 m2

2004

  • ANSEN SUITES, Boutique Hotel, Restoration & Renovation Project & Construction, Tunel, Istanbul, 1300 m2
  • ANSEN BEACH CLUB, Restaurant–Bar, Architectural Design Project & Construction, Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey, 400 m2

2003

  • CASABLANCA CENTER, Apart-Hotel Complex (including shopping facilities), Architectural Design Project, Casablanca, Morocco, 37.500 m2
  • KUPERMAN HOUSE, Restauration & Renovation Project & Construction, Kuzguncuk, Istanbul, 210 m2

2002

  • CREAWORLD ERICSSON, Office & Showroom, Interior Design Proposal Project, Tunis, Tunisia, 1.850 m2
  • TURKCELL AIRPORT KIOSKS, Travelling Trailer and Showroom,  Conceptual Design Proposals

2001

  • CLUB ROSMARIN, Restaurant–Bar and Landscape Design, Architectural Design Project & Construction, Gocek, Mugla, Turkey
  • CONSULATE GENERAL OF FRANCE, Service Entrance and Courtyard Renovation, Architectural Design Project & Construction, Taksim, Istanbul, 500 m2
  • TURKCELL HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, System Rooms Renovation, Interior Design Project & Construction,    Tepebasi, Istanbul, 500 m2

2000

  • CREAWORLD ERICSSON, Office & Showroom, Interior Design Project & Construction, Maslak, Istanbul, 2.500 m2
  • ERICSSON, Office & Showroom, Conceptual Design Proposal, Turk Telekom Network Building, Istanbul
  • TURKCELL-EXTRA SHOPS, Conceptual Design Proposal
  • TURKCELL MALTEPE PLAZA, Entrance Hall, Cafeteria and VIP Lounges, Interior Design Project & Construction, Maltepe, Istanbul, 800 m2
  • TURKCELL NCC, Network Control Center, Interior Design Project & Construction, Maltepe, Istanbul, 1.100 m2
  • TURKCELL ANKARA PLAZA, Entrance Hall, Cafeteria and VIP Lounges, Interior Design Project & Construction, Cankaya, Ankara, 2.000 m2
  • CASABLANCA CENTER, Apart-Hotel Complex (including shopping facilities), Architectural Design Project, Casablanca, Morocco, 37.500 m2
  • POLAT TOWER RESIDENCE, Entrance Hall and Lounge, Interior Design Project, Besiktas, Istanbul, 350 m2

1999

  • ALTHEIMER & GRAY HEADQUARTERS OFFICE IN ISTANBUL, Interior Design Project & Construction, Levent, Istanbul, 650 m2
  • AZERCELL HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, Architectural Design Project, Baku, Azerbaijan, 8.400 m2
  • TURKCELL, Customer Service Rooms, Interior Design Project & Construction, Levent, Istanbul, 400 m2
  • RISTORANTE ITALIANO, Interior Design Project, Etiler, Istanbul, 250 m2

1998

  • TURKCELL HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, Interior Design Project & Construction, Tepebasi, Istanbul, 16.000 m2
  • CONSULATE GENERAL OF FRANCE, Interior Design Project & Construction, Taksim, Istanbul, 4.500 m2
  • STAEFA TERRACE HOUSES, Architectural Design Project, Zurich, Switzerland, 850 m2

1997

  • HABITAT II, Exhibition Spaces in Darphane-i Amire (The Mint), Topkapı Palace, Conceptual Design Proposal, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 8.000 m2

1996

  • CLUB ROSMARIN, Summer Houses, Architectural and Interior Design Project & Construction, Gocek, Mugla, Turkey, 4.600 m2
  • CASINO DIVAN, Divan Hotel, Interior Design Project & Construction, Taksim, Istanbul, 660 m2
  • CASINO HILTON, Hilton Hotel, Interior Design Project & Construction, Taksim, Istanbul, 820 m2
  • LIDYA HOUSING PROJECT, Summer Houses and Apart-Hotel, Architectural Design Project, Marmaris, Mugla, Turkey, 4.400 m2

1995

  • ICS HEADQUARTERS ISTANBUL, Interior Design Project & Construction, Elmadag, Istanbul, 300 m2
  • PALMARIS, Cafe-Bar & Restaurant, Interior Design Project & Construction, Marmaris, Mugla, 200 m2
  • AKBANK, Info Kiosks, Design & Manufacture

1994

  • PALAIS DE FRANCE,  The Residence of Consulate General of France, Renovation Project & Construction, Taksim, Istanbul, 4.200 m2

1993

  • CAFE KAKTUS, Cafe-Bar, Interior Design Project & Construction, Beyoglu, Istanbul, 100 m2

1992

  • GOODYEAR Headquarters Building, Interior Design Project & Construction, Adapazari, Sakarya, Turkey, 1.450 m2
  • BRITISH AIRWAYS, City Center & Airport Offices, Interior Design Project & Construction, Yesilkoy, Istanbul, 800 m2

1991

  • FINANS LEASING, Headquarters Building, Interior Design Project & Construction, Elmadag, Istanbul, 600 m2
  • VIP AIR, Ataturk Airport, Office & Lounges, Interior Design Project & Construction, Yesilkoy, Istanbul, 1.800 m2

1990

  • IMTAS INSURANCE COMPANY, Headquarters Building, Interior Design Project & Construction, Levent, Istanbul, 1.250 m2
  • ISGEN LEASING, Headquarters Building, Interior Design Project & Construction, Levent, Istanbul, 520 m2
  • TURKINVEST, Izmir Branch Office, Interior Design Project & Construction, Alsancak, Izmir, 300 m2
  • SULTAN AIR, Headquarters Building, Interior Design Project & Construction, Florya, Istanbul, 800 m2
  • SULTAN AIR, Airport Office, Interior Design Project & Construction, Yesilkoy, Istanbul, 400 m2

1989

  • TURKIYE KALKINMA BANK, Istanbul Branch, Interior Design Project & Construction, Mecidiyekoy, Istanbul, 1.500 m2
  • TEKSHOL, Headquarters Building, Interior Design Project & Construction, Mecidiyekoy, Istanbul, 400 m2

1988

  • HOTEL LIDYA, Night Club, Bar and Casino Complex, Interior Design Project & Construction, Marmaris, Mugla, 900 m2
  • INTERNATIONAL SLIMMING CENTER, Istanbul Branch Office, Interior Design Project & Construction, Tesvikiye, Istanbul, 450 m2
  • ISGEN LEASING, Headquarters Building, Interior Design Project & Construction, Macka, Istanbul, 250 m2
  • HERTZ RENT A CAR, Interior Design Project & Construction, Between 1988-1994 Istanbul Headquarters & Adana, Ankara, Antalya,  Bodrum, İstanbul, İzmir & Marmaris Branch Offices