Banu Altay, after graduating from Faculty of Architecture in 1996, worked in various industry leading architecture & design firms in İstanbul. In 2009, she founded Sia Moore Architecture Interior Design and specialized in projects of different scales varying from private palaces, mansions to parliamentary buildings, hotel and social spaces, providing architectural and interior design services.
A progressive and a passionate entrepreneur, in 2019 Banu Altay partnered with Instagram's pioneer architecture influencer Modern Architect, deeply believing in the synergy they will create together.
The Founder and Lead Curator, Özgür Sevgili has graduated both with a Bachelors’ Degree in Interior Architecture and Construction Engineering at separate time periods. Following his graduation, in 1990, Özgür Sevgili formed his own independent company in İstanbul.
Curious and passionate about the latest innovations and trends in art and architecture he started to collect photography of inspiring projects from all around the world through Instagram.Until finally he realized the lack of architecture and design pages on Instagram, in 2014 he set out to establish Modern Architect.