Born in 1964, Deniz Aslan received his undergradute degree from Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture and his graduate degree from Yıldız Technical University, Institute of Science and Technology, Landscape Planning Program. In 2000, he received his doctoral degree in ITU, Institute of Science and Technology, Architectural Design Program. He has numerous awards in national competitions, essays and projects published both in national and international media, exhibit contributions, workshop coordination tasks and jury memberships. He played an important role on establishing the Landscape Department in ITU Faculty of Architecture, in which he continues his academic career. Aslan is also the founder of ds architecture.
In recent years, exaggerated landscaping of traffic islands with an ornamental understanding has normalized a kind of kitsch