Salim Alkan was born in Yozgat, 1955. 1980 - 1988 and 1995 - 2003 between the years he was social studies teacher. He graduated from Gazi University, Faculty of Architecture in 1988. He has worked at Ortek İnşaat between the years 1989 - 1990. He founded the Doku architectural office in 1990 in Ankara. Since 2004, he has been working together with his son architects Ahmet Alkan in İzmir.