He graduated from Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL with a Master of Architecture in Urban Design (Distinction) degree. Prior to his Master’s, he completed his undergraduate studies at Istanbul Technical University with a double major degree from Architecture (BArch) and Urban and Regional Planning (BSc). His Master’s design thesis project at The Bartlett, named Synesthete City, was focused on data-driven and computational master planning and space-making strategies, based on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. Additionally, his dissertation Soundscape of the Anthropocene was dealing with generating new ways to interact with urban soundscapes, with a focus on computational urbanism.
Alican’s work focuses both on computational and cognitive gaps between urbanism and architecture while being nourished by a wide range of disciplines from sociology to data visualization. Aside his specialization on large-scale architecture and master planning, he is particularly enthusiastic about parametric design, computational urbanism, data visualization, environmental simulations and soundscapes.