Aisha with her son and the building – client team of a straw bale house project in Turkey

Aisha Melodie Hassan – Artist, Architect and Healer – is the principal designer of The Living Locus, an independent design studio that offers a holistic, intuitive and collaborative approach to architectural design.  Aisha is a Licensed Architect in Turkey (TMMOB Mim.) that holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo, School of Architecture. She has over 15 years of design and construction experience in Canada, Germany, Turkey and Switzerland on a wide range of projects including large and small scale residential, urban design, mixed-use, cultural, educational and institutional buildings.

In addition to experience practicing in the field, Aisha taught Design Studio and Environmental Building Control Systems/ Passive Design courses for a number of years at the Izmir University of Economics, Faculty of Architecture in Turkey.

Aisha’s training and on-going studies in yoga, meditation, alchemical healing, geomancy (study of earth energies and subtle phenomenon), anthroposophic and organic architecture, natural building techniques inform and inspire the architectural design and earth healing work. This work is an essential aspect of her intuitive design process that results in grounded, thoughtful, and life-filled inspiring projects.

The Living Locus is dedicated to creating architecture that has the power to heal ourselves and our environments by tuning into the spirit of place/ the site, the client and their needs, and what the function wants to express in form.

Our studio offers a range of architectural design services from conceptual/ schematic design of any scale of project to permit and construction drawings for residential, commercial and small building uses. We believe in the magic of team work and collaborate with other earth healers, visionaries, artists, architects, engineers, interior designers, builders, businesses, communities, development investors and homeowners in order to bring about innovative design strategies.

With our international experience on various scales of projects, our studio is able to bring a vast repertoire of design knowledge to the drawing table. Our passion and expertise in intuitive earth healing, organic design, sustainability and healthy building approaches help clients to manifest their visions with life-giving, holistic and inspiring spaces that can heal any Site and its users.