Studio is [something] about administrative and commercial needs that we try to establish without fully knowing where it starts or where it ends...I think MeMA existince I decided to be part but also stand against the system, between concrete (real) and abstract (virtual reality) discussions. Is architecture an occupation? (I find this definition more accurate) or is it a profession? (Since the beginning of the 20th century, I think , architecture is one of the professions which is described less and less satisfactorialy.)
mert eyiler was born in 1975 in Antalya. He began his architectural studies at Anadolu University, graduated from ITU - Department of Architecture in 1995. He received his Master of Science degree from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in 1997. Between 1996-2006, he worked with the architect Nevzat Sayın (he always regards as a great training experience). In 2007, he started his own practice MeMA.
He was promoted as one of the 8 emerging practices in Turkey in “Transforming Turkey: Eight Emerging Practices” the special issue of AD Magazine. He was awarded for the Arkitera Young Architect Award in 2012.
Alongside his practice, he taught architectural design studios at Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul Kultur University, Istanbul Bilgi University and Bahcesehir University between 2008-2017.
In 2016, he was awarded for the 'Europe 40 Under 40 Award' by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. In 2017, he founded MeMALoNDoN and currently he is running his architectural studio in London, UK.