RESEARCH
 ASSISTANTS

Zuhal Acar

B.Arch., Gazi Üniversitesi
room: 414 phone: (210) 7287 

Fields of interest: architectural exhibitions, exhibition design, architectural installations

Ömer Faruk Ağırsoy

B.Arch., METU
room: phone:414 (210) 7287

Fields of interest: Architectural Design, Computational Design, Interdisciplinary Design, Urban Sustainability, Landscape Infrastructure

Betül Aktaş

B.Arch., METU
room: 315 phone: (210) 6233 

Fields of interest: sustainability indicators for buildings, performance analysis, off-site construction, prefabricated housing, industrialized building systems

Ömer Faruk Alp

B.S.Arch, Karadeniz Technical University, MArch., University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
room: 423 phone: (210) 6217 

Fields of interest: Medicine&Architecture, evidence-based design, design research and practice

Caner Arıkboğa

B.Arch., M.Arch., METU
room:414 phone: (210) 7287 - 

Fields of interest: defensive architecture, forensic studies, digital media

Saliha Aslan

B. Arch., M.Arch., Gazi University
room: 91 phone: (210) 2222 

Fields of interest: Urban and Architectural History, Urban and Architectural Design, Late Ottoman Civic Architecture, Suburban Architecture in the Early Modern Period, Architecture of Urban Frontiers and Urban Sprawl

Gizem Nur Aydemir

B.Arch., M.Sc. METU.
room: 407 phone: (210) 6209 

Fields of interest: Sustainability in the Built Environment, Renewable Energy for Buildings, Energy Retrofits, Building Refurbishments

Nihan Büşra Kezer

B. Arch. Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi
room: 414 phone: (210) 7287

Fields of interest: architectural design, housing and culture, spatial perception, history of modern architecture, Turkish architecture in the republican period

Elif Bekar

B. Arch., Gazi University
room:414 phone:(210) 7287 

Fields of interest: design in historical context, design methods, architecture and representation 

Hatice Bıyık

B. Arch, M.Arch, Karadeniz Technical University
room:- phone:(210)-

Fields of interest: sustainability in the built environment, climatic design, energy efficiency in buildings, sustainability assessments of the buildings

Elif Bilge

B.Arch., Kocaeli University; M.A., METU
room:405 phone: (210) 6204  

Field of interest:  ancient domestic architecture, ancient Anatolia, ancient Greece, domestic architecture and daily life in antiquity 

Hafize Büşra Bostancı

B. Arch : İzmir Institute of Technology, M. Sc: Gazi University
room:- phone: (210) -  

Field of interest:  Performance-Oriented Design, Sustainability Strategies and Energy Efficient Approaches in Architecture, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Buildings, Building Performance Simulations, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Cutting-Edge Technologies in Architecture

Seda Cengiz

B.Arch. İzmir University of Economics., M.Arch., Istanbul Technical Uni.
room: 423 phone: (210) 6217

Fields of interest: conservation of cultural heritage, traditional rural architecture, conservation of timber frame building techniques, sustaining cultural memory, cultural landscapes, traditional building techniques, historic buildings and sites

Mehmet Melih Cin

B.Arch. İzmir University of Economics, M.Sc. İzmir Katip Çelebi University
room: 414 phone: (210) 7287

Fields of interest:  urban design, urban regeneration, public space, informality, disadvantage/marginalized groups, urban politics, social sustainability

Ayça Nilüfer Çalıkuşu

B.Arch., SU, M.Arch., METU
room: 409 phone: (210)-

Fields of interest: sustainability, sustainable development, higher education, architectural design studio, curriculum, architectural education

Meltem Çetiner

B. Arch. Gazi University, M.Sc. METU
room: 423  phone: (210) 6217

Fields of interest: cultural heritage conservation, archaeological sites, interpretation and presentation of archaeological sites, universal design, accessibility, human rights of people with disabilities

Bengisu Derebaşı

B.Arch., M.Arch., METU
room: 403 phone: (210) 6230

Fields of interest: architectural representation, architecture and language, print culture

Ayça Duran

B.Arch., METU
room: - phone: (210) -

Fields of interest: architectural design, performative architecture, dynamic architecture, flexible spaces.

Esra Eken

B.Arch., İzmir University of Economics
room: 315 phone: (210) 6233 

Fields of interest: conservation of cultural heritage, rural heritage, architectural conservation

Simay Cansu Ekici

B.Arch., METU
room: 315 phone: (210) 6233 

Fields of interest: architectural conservation, industrial heritage, conservation of modern architecture, social sustainability 

Meltem Erdil

B.Arch., ITU
room: 407 phone: (210) 6209 

Fields of interest: building acoustics, traditional timber frame structures, traditional construction materials

Kübra Nesrin Erdoğan

B.Arch., M.A., METU
room: 405 phone: (210) 6204 - 

Fields of interest: post-war Italian architecture, gender studies and feminism, history of modern architecture, representation in architectural historiography

Serdar Erişen

B.Arch., M.Arch., METU
room: 403 phone: (210) 6230 

Fields of interest: architectural design and theory, economics and political economy, urban architecture, human sciences and architecture

Seren Ertan

B.Arch., Gazi University
room: 414 phone: (210) 7287 

Fields of interest: Sustainability, Green architecture, Biomimesis In Architecture, Innovation spaces, Creative spaces

Beste Fakıoğlu

B.Arch., M.Arch., METU
room:- phone: (210)-

Fields of interest: tall buildings, structural systems, built environment

Pınar Gökçınar Balkan

B.Arch., M.Arch., İzmir Institute of Technology
room: 315 phone: (210) 6233 

Fields of interest: cultural heritage, conservation of cultural heritage, urban conservation, historic environment, architectural conservation

Gizem Güner

B.Sc., Bilkent University, M.A., METU
room: 405 phone: (210) 6204 

Field of interest: urban design, gender studies, architectural historiography, narrated spaces, architecture and literature

Bilge Alp Güney

room: - phone: - (210) -
Field of interest: 

Nadide Gür

B.Arch., Gazi University
room:414 phone:(210) 7287 

Field of interest:  architectural design, computational design, spatial perception, generative design, neuro-architecture

İrem Hafız

B.Arch., Izzet Baysal University, M.Arch., METU
room:405 phone: (210) 6204 

Field of interest: architectural theory; form creation (Gestaltung); form and empathy; building style

Bilge Karakaş

B.Arch. METU, M.Arch. İzmir Institute of Technology
room: 313 phone: (210) 6212

Fields of interest: architectural theory and history, collective memory, right to the city

Gülnur Güler Kavas

B. Arch., M.Arch. METU
room:423  phone: (210) 6217 

Fields of interest: urban design, ideology of architecture

Elif Miray Kısaer

B.Arch. TOBB ETU, M.Sc. METU
room: 423 phone: (210) 6217

Fields of interest: architectural conservation, cultural heritage management, conservation of modern heritage

Sinan Cem Kızıl

[Research Assistant Representative]

B.Arch., M.Arch., METU
room: 414 phone: (210) 7287  

Fields of interest: architectural design and theory, philosophy, territoriality, urban form, social and political theory

Egemen Berker Kızılcan 

B.Arch., M.Arch., METU
room: 403 phone: (210) 6230 

Fields of interest: architectural design, computational design, visual information processing, Deleuzean machines, ideogram, diagram, code, web design, graphic design

Nilüfer Kızılkaya

B.Arch., METU
room: 313 phone:(210) 6212 

Fields of interest: development of building materials and structures, fire safety design, fire-resistant materials 

Müge Kruşa Yemişcioğlu

B.Arch., M.Sc. Computational Design and Fabrication Technologies in Architecture, METU – Tu Delft
room: 4B, Digital Design Studio phone: (210) 4209 

Personal Web Page
Fields of interest: biomimetics, nature-driven architecture, computational design, generative design, digital fabrication technologies

Gökhan Okumuş

B.Arch., Uludağ University; M.Sc. METU
room: 315 phone: (210) 6233 

Fields of interest: Conservation and Management of Natural and Cultural Heritage Sites, Sustainability of Multi-Layered Cultural Landscapes, Urban Complexity, Gölyazı (Apolyont) Bursa, Conservation of Modern Heritage

Beril Önalan

B.Arch., METU
room: phone: 414 (210) 7287 

Fields of interest: digital reconstruction of architecture and cultural heritage, digital media & tools for architectural representation and reproduction

Öncü Özalp

B.Arch., IUE; M.Arch., METU
room:313 phone: (210) 6212 

Fields of interest: architecture and culture, politics of design, architectural theory and design, architecture and aesthetics

Elif Öztek

B. Arch., Gazi University
room: 414 phone:(210) 7287 

Fields of interest:  architecture and theatre, dramaturgical approach to design


Merve Öztürk

B.Arch., Eskişehir Osmangazi University
room:315 phone:(210)6233  

Field of interest: conservation of industrial heritage, conservation of modern heritage

Neris Parlak Temizel

B.Arch., METU; MA, Architectural Association; M.Arch. METU
room: 414 phone: (210) 7287 

Fields of interest: architectural typology, typomorphology, urban analysis, social housing policies, housing as a strategic tool for urban design

Hüseyin Polat

B.Arch., Eskişehir Osmangazi University
room: - phone: (210) -

Fields of interest: architectural design, architectural theory and criticism, industrial tectonics

Feyza Topçuoğlu

B.Arch., Bilkent University; M.S. Bilkent University
room:403 phone: (210) 6230

Fields of interest: public space, urban culture, architectural and urban design, urban transformation and regeneration, theory of architecture, modernization of turkey

Orçun Sena Saraçoğlu

B.A. Bilkent University
room: 405 phone: (210) 6204

Fields of interest: interior design, early islamic architecture, seljuk and ottoman architecture, cosmological patterns and symbolism in architecture, philosophical repercussions in architecture

Sezin Sarıca

B.Arch., METU; M.Arch., METU
room: 313 phone:(210) 6212 

Fields of interest: display environments, architectural representation methods, large-scale exhibitions, architectural exhibitions

Duygu Hazal Simser

B. Arch., İstanbul Technical University
room:407 phone:(210) 6209

Fields of interest: architectural theory and history, architecture and medium/media, urban cultural history

Gökçe Nihan Taşkın

B.Arch., METU
room: 313 phone: (210) 6212 

Fields of interest: Structural design, tall buildings

Ensar Temizel

B.Arch., M.Arch., METU
room: 414 phone: (210) 7287 

Fields of interest: architecture and technology, machine intelligence in architecture, human-machine interaction, cybernetics

Elif Gökçen Tepekaya

B.Arch., M.Arch., ITU
room: 313 phone: (210) 6212

Fields of interest: architectural design and theory, architecture and representation, architectural space, urban museums, urban and society, gender.

Fatih Topak

B.Arch., M.Sc., METU
room: 423 phone: (210) 6217 

Personal Web Page

Fields of interest: intelligent environments, IT in architecture, human-building interaction, building automation systems

Gonca Zeynep Tunçbilek

B. Arch., Gazi University; M. Arch., METU
room: 414 phone: (210) 7287  

Fields of interest: temporary architecture, pavilion design, architecture and representation, exhibition design, museology, museum architecture.

Mercan Yavuzatmaca

B.Arch., Dicle University; M.Sc., METU
room: 315 phone: (210) 62 33 

Fields of interest: Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Late Antique and Byzantine Architecture in Anatolia, Construction Techniques of Fortifications. 

Ozan Yetkin

B.Arch., METU
room: DDS phone: (210) -

Fields of interest: Computational Design, Automation Algorithms, Machine Learning, Geometry Optimization, Design and Objective Space Exploration.

Ece Yoltay

B. Arch. Gazi University, M.Arch. METU
room: 403 phone: (210) 6230  

Fields of interest: architectural theory and criticism, psychoanalysis and architecture, authoritarian populism in architectural design and literature, queer theory