Filiz was born in Istanbul and moved to London as a child. She studied architecture at the University of Westminster, graduating with a first class honours degree, and completed her Part 2 at London Metropolitan University in the Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources Unit. In her final year, Filiz designed a large piece of street furniture that was one of eight produced for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games as part of the GLA-funded ‘City Dressing’ project. She completed her Part 3 at the University of Greenwich in 2018.
Filiz had been a pupil at Regent High School and found out about Walters & Cohen through our project there. She joined the office in July 2013 to work on several projects, including St Paul’s School, Plashet School and Vajrasana. Filiz has a keen eye for detail so her talents are also put to good use in the production of intricate study models, CGIs, sketches, photography and films for projects and competitions.