MVDY Mimarlık was founded in 2017 by Mert Velipaşaoğlu and Didem Yavuz.
Architect Mert Velipaşaoğlu graduated from Ankara Atatürk Anatolian High School and received his bachelor's degree from Middle East Technical University in 2006 and completed his master's degree at Istanbul Bilgi University between 2008-2010. He worked with Murat Tabanlıoğlu between 2008-2010 and with Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu and Ertuğ Uçar (TEGET) in 2011-2016 and continues his network in MVDY Mimarlık, which he founded.
Didem Yavuz graduated from Istanbul Technical University in 2006 and received her master's degree from Istanbul Bilgi University in 2008. In 2018, she completed her doctorate study as a Fulbright scholar at the Department of Urban Systems - History of Architecture, which was a joint program of Rutgers-Newark and NJIT in USA. Yavuz, who was a visiting lecturer in Rutgers-Newark and a research assistant in SAH-Archipedia, has national and international articles and conference speeches. Yavuz, who has been working at MVDY Mimarlık, which she has been as its founder since 2017, is a part-time lecturer at Izmir University of Economics.