Ali Aslankan received his bachelors degree (2005), masters degree (2008) and doctorate degree (2014) in architecture from the Middle East Technical University (METU). He completed two years of doctorate research (2011-2013) in the Department of Architecture, Penn State University (PSU) as a visiting researcher with Fulbright Program and as a visiting scholar under PSU sponsorship. His area of interest includes architectural space, housing and urbanism, social and cultural processes in architecture, and design education. His PhD dissertation is entitled as “Mixed-Use High-Rise [Residential] Complexes: A New Urban Form(ation) in İstanbul.” He worked as a research/teaching assistant between 2008-2011 in the department of Architecture, IUE; and between the years 2014-2016 he worked as a part-time instructor in the same department. He is working as Assistant Professor in the department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design since 2016. Being the coordinator of the "Art and Design Studio I-II", he also teaches "Introduction to Housing Studies" and "Spatial Practices" courses.