Özge Diler Himes

Özge Diler Himes

Associate, Design Manager

As both an architectural and urban designer, Özge plays a central role in the ongoing design dialogue at Finegold Alexander. Özge organizes Finegold Alexander’s firm-wide Friday presentations, promoting and provoking the free exchange of design ideas amongst her colleagues. In all endeavors, she is passionate about architectural detail, material, and craftsmanship. Her professional interests include repurposing existing buildings and experimenting with graphic representation techniques.

Özge  previously worked in Istanbul, Ankara and Pittsburgh. She is currently an adjunct professor at Boston University, where she has taught both beginner and advanced level architectural studio courses since 2018. She received her Master of Urban Design degree from Carnegie Mellon University where she also taught first-year architecture studios as an adjunct faculty member. In addition to teaching, she worked as a Research Associate on the book “Main Street Connectivity,” which received an AIA Upjohn Research Initiative Grant, and “Planning Riverlife – 10 Years” through the Remaking Cities Institute. Özge earned her Bachelor of Architecture from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. In addition to design, she enjoys traveling, reading histories of architecture, and swimming.

Class of 2020, BD+C 40 Under 40

Urban Land Institute, Young Leaders Group


Boston University, Lecturer in Architectural Site Design (Spring 2018, 2019, and 2020)

Carnegie Mellon University, Adjunct Teaching Professor (2012-2013)

Carnegie Mellon University, Adjunct Researcher (2012-2013)

Carnegie Mellon University, Teaching Assistant (2010-2013)


Union Point Development, Hangar Adaptive Use, South Weymouth, MA

727 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA


"Adapting Architecture for Contemporary Conditions," in Banker & Tradesman, May 2021

"Choreographing Ankara’s Airport Road," in Failed Architecture, May 2017

"Threaten(ing/ed) Landmark," in CLOG 14: Landmark, September 2015

"Planet Rem (with Adam Himes)," in CLOG 11: Rem, June 2014

Speaking Engagements
Need to Know

Favorite documentary? Kedi (About the street cats living in Istanbul)

Who is your hero? My mother

What motivates you to work hard? Seeing our designs built and their potential to positively affect people’s lives.