Tabanlıoğlu Architects was founded in Istanbul in 1990 by Murat Tabanlıoğlu along with Dr. Hayati Tabanlıoğlu. In 1995, Melkan Gürsel Tabanlıoğlu joined the practice. Tabanlıoğlu Architects has designed numerous different types of projects that have earned the firm many prestigious Turkish and international architectural awards. With more than 100 employees, the firm was ranked 79th in BD World Architecture's 2009 listings of the world's top 100 architectural practices.

Designed by Tabanlıoğlu, Levent 199 has won numerous awards, including:
2010 - Europe and Africa Awards 2010 Commercial Category – Best Office Architecture
2012 - Turkey's Most Successful Real Estate Investments – Second place in the category "Best Office"