Özlem Akın is an architect and academician whose professional interest is the relationship of architectural practice and architectural education as well as inevitable interaction of design and research.
After she had a bachelor’s degree in city planning in İzmir where she went to high school and college, she has studied architecture at University of South Florida, in United States where she lived and worked for 11 years.
Since 2007 when she returned back to Turkey, she has been working at İzmir University of Economics.