Beyhan Karahan is a practicing architect and a teacher. As the founder of Beyhan Karahan & Associates Architects, she takes the leading role and responsibility for the design of each of the firm's projects. Prior to her employment at New York Tech, she was an adjunct associate professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology and an adjunct professor at City College, Columbia Summer School in Rome, and Columbia University.

Previous to founding Beyhan Karahan & Associates Architects, she was a founding Partner of Karahan/Schwarting Architecture Company, a project Manager for Edward Barnes, and part of the architecture team of Roberto Einaudi Architetto in Rome, Italy. Karahan received her M.A. in Architecture from Columbia University.


  • Konsept Projeler Dergisi. Special Issue on the work and Statement for the Future architects of Turkey, September 2012
  • Konsept Projeler Dergisi. 1 Soruda 10 Mimar - Feature article on 10 top ten selected architects in Turkey, December 2010
  • The Ground Below, Buildings and Projects by Beyhan Karahan. Architect Lecture for the New York Tech Fall 2010 Series and manuscript published October 2010
  • Oculus 2008. New York State AIA Design Awards Publication, 2008
  • Architectural Record, "Not Only Zaha," An article by Suzanne Stephens about recognized female practitioners in the USA. December 2006


  • "Academic Library of the Future" Research on the design and technology on the academic research libraries in the 21st century. Presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, January 2004
  • "Mann Library–Past, Present, Future" History of the building, design concepts, renovation/preservation issues. New York State AIA Chapter Meeting, Statler Hilton Hotel, December 2003
  • "Design of Modern Academic Libraries from an international Perspective" Cornell University Spring Lecture Series, May 2003
  • "Beyond Style" Architecture of Inside/Outside from Portzamparc, Michelangelo, Sinan and others, New York Institute of Technology, Spring 2000

Honors + Awards

  • AIA-New York State Design Excellence. 2008
  • AIA-Design Excellence. 2006
  • Preservation League of New York State, Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation for the Gunther Building. 2002
  • New York Tech 'Creative Works' Recognition Award. 2002
  • Art Commission of the City of New York, Special Recognition Award for the Design of Prototypical EMS Stations in NYC. 1998

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • Arch 726Case Studies in Architecture
  • Coordinator, 4th-Year Design Studios
  • Design Fundamentals I and II
  • Architectural Design I – VIII
  • Project Integration
  • Summer Programs, Greece/Italy/Turkey
  • College Success Seminar
  • Drawing and Visualization
  • Architectural History Survey II
  • Building Construction I and II

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