Team

We are a group of researchers both from practice and academy joined around a TUBITAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) research grant.


PELİN DURSUN ÇEBİ

Project Head

Istanbul Technical University
Faculty of Architecture

Dr. Pelin Dursun Çebi is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Architecture at Istanbul Technical University. Her PhD thesis focused on morphological analyses of home environments in the city of Trabzon. Dr. Dursun has been a visiting scholar at University of Newcastle upon Tyne, CARDO, UK. and at The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies. She has been a member of many research and design teams national and international number of design projects including student social centres, conference rooms and research-educational spaces in different faculties of ITU.

Her research interests focus on architectural design, architectural design education, architectural morphology and space syntax. Dr. Dursun currently teaches at the Architectural Design Group of ITU Faculty of Architecture both at the undergraduate and graduate level.

dursunpe@itu.edu.tr

NİLÜFER KOZİKOĞLU

Project Co-Coordinator

Urban Atolye
Tuspa Design Studio

Nilüfer Kozikoğlu is a graduate of Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, 1995, with a masters degree in architecture and urban design from the Architectural Association, School of Architecture, London, 2003. She runs her architectural design practice at NK agency for architecture, prototypical design works at Urban Atolye.

Kozikoglu is interested in emergent properties of spatial, material and structural compositions with a focus on organic/inorganic in their differentiated states. Her interest in “livelihood” reflects on her installations that involve digital technologies and handcraft together with in situ processes and workshop experiments.

nkozik@gmail.com

TUĞRUL YAZAR

Project Co-Coordinator

Istanbul Bilgi University
Faculty of Architecture

Dr. Tuğrul Yazar is a computational design researcher – architect. He studied architecture at Yıldız Technical University and received his doctorate degree in 2009 from the same school’s Computer-aided Architecture program in 2009. He has publications on computational design and production technologies. Since 2010, he has taught design geometry, design computing, mathematics, parametric modeling and basic design courses at Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Architecture.

He’s sharing a part of his research on his blog at designcoding.net. In 2016, he published the first Turkish book in this research field titled, “Parametric Modeling with Grasshopper”. In addition to academic publications, he is a computational design consultant and workshop tutor. The works of the POTPlus research group, established together with Fulya Akipek were exhibited in various exhibitions and biennials.

tugrul.yazar@bilgi.edu.tr

OĞULCAN ÜNEŞİ

Researcher

Istanbul Bilgi University
Faculty of Architecture

Oğulcan Üneşi is a freelance architect-programmer focused on computational design and a graduate student at Istanbul Bilgi University. He received his bachelor’s degree of Architecture from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in 2017 and his master’s degree of Advanced Architecture from Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC) in 2018.

Since 2020 , he has been teaching parametric modeling at Istanbul Medipol University, Faculty of Architecture. He has been a scholarship student and the Grasshopper Plugin developer in this research project.

ogulcanunesi@gmail.com

BÜŞRA BALABAN

Researcher

Istanbul Technical University
Faculty of Architecture

Büşra Balaban is an architect and graduate student in Architectural Design Master Program at Istanbul Technical University. She received her bachelor degree of Architecture and did a minor of Industrial Product Design in the same university. In 2016, she studied in Venice IUAV University as an exchange student.

Since 2019, has been voluntary assistant to several graduate level architectural design studios in ITU and has been a scholarship student in this research project. Recently, she is working as a research assistant in Beykent University.

busrabalabann@gmail.com

MELİKE SENA ERDEN

Researcher

Istanbul Technical University
Faculty of Architecture

Melike Sena Erden is an architect and a graduate student at the Architectural Design Master Program in Istanbul Technical University. She received her bachelor’s degree in architecture from Abdullah Gül University in 2018.

She has been a voluntary assistant to graduate level architectural design studios in ITU and Medipol University and a scholarship student in this research project since 2020.

melikesenaerden@gmail.com