Filiz Basaran

Filiz Basaran

AIA, LEED Green Associate, CDT

Associate Principal

"My passion is building trusted relationships and delivering high-quality projects to our clients while mentoring and helping our next generation excel in the industry."

Filiz grew up in Turkey but was educated at German schools, which she credits with her sense of organization and discipline – traits that have served her well over twenty-five years of working at the forefront of large-scale, mixed-use, and multi-family projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. With her keen attention to detail, timing, and budgetary concerns, Filiz guides her clients through complex projects with ease, having delivered more than thirty successful buildings encompassing more than ten million square feet and ten thousand residential units. A residential market sector leader in the firm’s Washington, D.C., studio, Filiz builds trusted, long-term relationships with clients and delivers high-caliber design as well as quality documentation throughout each project phase.

Our Perkins Eastman

Filiz developed and manages a comprehensive quality-management process in the DC office to ensure the quality of documentation. She also leads career advancement by mentoring emerging professionals and teaching technical seminars and professional-development courses, and leading one-on-one mentoring sessions.


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  • +1 (202) 971-4969
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  • Education

  • M.Arch, B.Arch, Istanbul Technical University
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects
  • U.S. Green Building Council
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (ARE Advisor)
  • Construction Specifications Institute