Basak Alkan

Senior Urban Designer and Senior Associate

Basak Alkan

Basak is an urban designer with Perkins and Will, who strives to improve the health of individuals and communities through her design and planning work. A sought-after facilitator of interactive planning processes, she works closely with government, institutional, and community stakeholders to craft compelling shared visions for healthier campuses, districts and neighborhoods. Her recent work includes a master plan and zoning framework for a 1,000-acre multi-institutional health district in Baton Rouge, a community-centered master plan for an aging acute-care hospital in Atlanta, a transformative design for a 16-acre student health and residential district at UVA, and a resilience plan focused on health and equity for the City of Louisville. She has enabled the implementation of these visions by devising customized master plans, designs, and zoning regulations that are adopted into city codes. Basak holds a Master of Architecture and a Master in City Planning from MIT.