(b. August 20, 1944, Ankara - d. 13 Ocak 2015, İstanbul), architect who carried out many of the Vehbi Koç Foundation’s (VKV) architectural projects while serving as coordinator of projects and construction at the VKV from 1997 to 2010.
He graduated with a master’s degree from Middle East Technical University Faculty of Architecture in 1967. After working for a while with architects Toğrul Devres and Doruk Pamir, in 1973 he went to Venezuela and worked at Arquitectura Beckhoff in Caracas as a designer and manager. In 1981, he established his own architectural office, Ayanlar & Siebert. Returning to Istanbul in 1987, he began working on the design and application of architectural projects for organizations connected to the Koç Group. After his appointment as coordinator of project and construction at the VKV in 1997, Ayanlar undertook numerous architectural projects for the foundation, including the Koç Private School (see Koç School), Koç University Rumelifeneri Campus, the American Hospital and ANAMED. After leaving the VKV in 2010, he set up Ayanlar Mimarlık and also served as a consultant for the L35 AS/OS architectural company. In 2008, he received the Building Category Award as part of the Chamber of Architects of Turkey 11th National Architecture Awards in recognition for his ANAMED design project.