Cemal Mutlu graduated from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara ( 1974) where he also received his Master Degree of Architecture (1978). He attended Louvain La Neuve University as a researcher. He founded his practice ( Optimus Architects -1993, Mozaik Ltd.-1996) in İstanbul and since then has been responsible for a wide range of projects as urban master plans, multifamily housing and mix- use developments.
Marinas, hospitality design , educational, office facilities and their interior design are also within his scope of work.
His work has been exhibited at the Urban Renaissance Exhibition in Bologna and Istanbul and has won numerous invited competitions for mix-use & residential development design.
He served as a jury member for the Ankara Sheraton Hotel, SEV Tarsus Campus Architectural completion and Arkitera’s Annual 2011 Client Award.