Alper Derinbogaz has been recognized as an influential architect in Turkey and Europe. After completing his master's degree in UCLA he worked in Los Angeles until 2011, before returning to Istanbul to found his architecture practice, Salon. His projects vary from large scale cultural institutions to art installations, and have received many international awards including the German Design Award and the Plan Award for Innovative Architecture. He was selected in 2019 as one of the most important 40 young architects of Europe. His works are recognized as innovative, thought-provoking and exciting, investigating the possibilities of the physical environment through the relationship between space and time. Among his many works is the new Museum of Istanbul, currently under construction. He is frequently invited to events as a speaker and his works are widely published and exhibited in global art and architectural publications and exhibitions including the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. He also teaches architectural and urban design studios in several universities as an adjunct professor.