Zeynep (Istanbul, 1985) is an architect and studio tutor with a research practice on architectural design learning. She received BArch (2008) and MSc in Architectural Design (2011) degrees from Istanbul Technical University.
She taught architectural design studios at ITU School of Architecture between 2010-2017. She's been a visiting PhD candidate as a TUBITAK scholar at KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture in Ghent and Brussels between 2014-2016 and worked as a studio tutor in International Master of Architecture at the same faculty during Fall 2015. She completed her jointly supervised PhD entitled ‘Experiments, Practices and Positions in Architectural Design Studio’ at KU Leuven and ITU in 2017, supported by ITU Scientific Research Projects Coordination Unit. Currently, she is an assistant professor of architecture at MEF University Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture. Her research and teaching interests include new pedagogies and new production techniques, living laboratories, design-build studios, bottom-up approaches, co-create, discovery and experimenting in architectural design studios.
Research areas: new pedagogies and new production techniques, living laboratories, design-build studios, bottom-up approaches, co-creation, discovery and experimenting