Cofounder and director of su11 architecture + design in New York (1999), Ferda Kolatan graduated from the RWTH Aachen and obtained the “Honours Award for Excellence in Design” and the “Memorial Prize” from the MsAAD programme at Columbia University. He is an associate professor at the Graduate School of Architecture of PennDesign and taught at the universities of Columbia, Cornell, Pratt Institute, RPI, and SCI-Arc. His works within su11 were published at national and international levels and notably presented at MoMA, at the Walker Art Center, Vitra Design Museum, the Beijing and Istanbul Biennales, Archilab, and SCI-Arc Gallery. His design studio at UPenn was selected for exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2016, and he won the AIA award ARCHITECT Studio in 2017. Ferda Kolatan has published many essays and is the co-author of the book Meander: Variegating Architecture (Bentley Press, 2010). The American Turkish Society selected him as Young Society Leader in 2011.