Sinan İzgi was born in İzmit, Turkey, in 1958. He attended St. Georges Austrian High School in İstanbul, and then completed an MA degree in architecture at Mimar Sinan University. During his studies, he received the A&¦287;a Khan Student Award for distinction in design.
After finishing his MA degree, he took a position with the international construction firm ENKA in Saudi Arabia as site architect. Upon his return to İstanbul, he established ızgi Mimari Tasarİm/İzgi Architectural Design and began his doctoral studies at Mimar Sinan University, focusing on issues of urban planning and sustainability.
His projects have spanned a wide range of building typologies, from private apartments and suburban villas, to large residential complexes and commercial buildings. He has completed projects for international corporations, domestic holding companies, national level banks, as well as private companies and individuals. Among his clients are Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken, SAP, Siemens and Radisson Hotels, and Bilgili Holding.
In 2006, İzgi Mimari Tasarım took part in the international design competition for the Grand Egyptian Museum. From among the thousands of international architecture firms that submitted projects, İzgi Mimarlik finished among the top 70. Their project is featured in the commmemorative book of the competition.
In 2004, Sinan began teaching design studio at Yıldız Technical University. He was transferred to Mimar Sinan University in 2008, where he continues to teach students about the unique architectural and city planning issues that ıstanbul presents. Outside of his work at the university, he lectures, speaks at conferences, and conducts workshops on the issues of sustainable design and planning. He is also deeply involved in urban initiative movements and their quest to have a say in the İstanbul of tomorrow.