Attended Ermenek Central Primary School and Tarsus American College; then Robert College Engineering School. Obtained M.S. from Boğaziçi Üniversity and Ph.D. from University of Virginia. Became an instructor at Boğaziçi University in 1976, then appointed as Associate Professor in 1983. Worked as an Associate Professor at Yarmouk University and Jordan University of Science and Technology in Jordan during 1983-1989. Worked at Yapı Merkezi, Hidrotek, and Arup after returning to Turkey. After working at Arup for 20 years, currently works at Ataoğlu company as structural design coordinator.