Ömer Kanipak received his architecture degree from Istanbul Technical University in 1994, and his Master's degree from MIT School of Architecture, History Theory and Criticism department in 1998. He founded Arkitera Architecture Center in 2000 together with his partners and worked as the co-director of the centre until 2011. He was a visiting professor of architecture at various universities in Istanbul until 2017. Kanipak is an architectural photographer and a communications consultant both in Istanbul and in London. He frequently writes for national and international publications, takes a role as members of juries or consultants of national and international architectural awards.