Gulen Yalcinkaya Ozelci was born in Karsiyaka, Izmir. Following her graduation from Mimar Sinan University- MSU as an architect, she established Dogru Tasarim ve Mimarlik - DTM, in 1999. 

Gulen states her philosophy as, to produce projects that can shed light on future, by combining the value coming through her roots along with the contemprary  construction elements, techniques and disciplines.

Various cultural heritages would be a source of inspiration as well as Ottoman culture for her work.

Through well done analyses, where math and art come together, she designs and actualizes unique living and working spaces. 
Gulen rounds out her technical skills with detail orientation for national and international brands and assures on-time and on quality outcomes both project and application wise, at home and abroad.

Based on the principle that each part reflects the whole, Gulen chooses projects carefully and desires to be remembered by the elite works which are embellished with the balance between matter and spirit.
By taking firm steps, she forges forward as the general manager of DTM, on new projects with her team.