Fırat Erdim has a BA in Architecture from the Cooper Union (2001), and a MA of Architecture from the University of Virginia (2007). His drawings and constructions have been exhibited internationally, including solo and group exhibitions at the Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, Elmhurst Art Museum, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, the Ruffin Gallery at the University of Virginia, as well as 49A and Maquis Projects in İzmir, Turkey. He has contributed to architectural projects at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, D’Aquino Monaco, and the office of Diane Lewis, Architect. From 2012 to 2013, Fırat was the co-founder and director of Flash Atölye, an experimental project space for art and architecture, situated inside a “pasaj” in İzmir. He has had residencies and fellowships at I-Park, Babayan Culture House, Vermont Studio Center, and the Bernheim Aboretum and Research Forest. As an educator, he has taught courses in architectural design and drawing at the University of Virginia, Illinois Institute of Technology, Marwen Foundation, İzmir University of Economics, and is currently an Associate Professor at the Undergraduate Program in Architecture at IE University, in Segovia, Spain.