Fatma Tanis graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University with her project: “Cultural and Educational Center in Izmir”. She has a B.Sc. in Business Administration. After graduating she followed two master programmes simultaneously: Restoration and Evaluation of Historic Urban Sites at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and Architectural History at Istanbul Technical University, where she received her Masters degree for the thesis entitled "The Waterfront Regeneration Project and Contemporary Research Approaches of European Port Cities". Tanis then lived in Hamburg as a research scholar at Hafencity University, where she deepened her interest on port cities. Following this, she held a position as research assistant at Istanbul Technical University. Since 2016, Tanis has been a PhD Researcher in the Chair of History of Architecture and Urban Planning at Delft University of Technology under supervision of Prof. Dr. Ing. Carola Hein and Dr. Ing. Klaske Havik. Her PhD research deals with narratives and port culture of her home city Izmir. Fatma Tanis is an active participant in international and national workshops and conferences, where she regularly presents her papers. She is fluent in English, German and Turkish. Tanis has conducted external research on modernism and its influences on Brazilian architecture and urban planning. Her extended research project was rewarded with a grant from Istanbul based firm Emre Arolat Architecture. She has also participated in national and international architecture competitions, for which she received a Special Mention at Piranesi Prix de Rome 2014 (organised by Accademia Adrianea di Architettura e Archeologia) for the project Museum of Villa Adriana. Tanis is member of Chamber of Architects, Izmir. As a practicing architect, she realized a summer house project in Izmir and was involved in the Preservation of Bergama’s Heritage Site in co-operation with Bergama Municipality and Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, responsible for two old houses’ conservation projects. She currently lectures as a teaching assistant on the Building Green Course with Prof. Carola Hein in the Department of Architecture at TU Delft.