Professional positions held

Assistant Professor Doctor: Department of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus, 2011- Present

Main activities: Teaching Architectural Design Studio VI (Urban Design) and Architectural Design Studio VII, Introduction to Art & Design courses at the undergraduate level. Teaching Interdisciplinary Workshop courses at the post-graduate level.

Board Member: Housing Education, Research & Advisory Center of Faculty of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus, 2012- Present

Center of EMU Faculty of Architecture in its process of taking the place it deserves on international platforms by way of following the economic, socio-cultural and scientific framework in the housing fields, utilizing and contributing to the; research area, the ‘Formation of Habitable and Sustainable Housing and Living Environments’ which would be able to respond the users’ needs and requirements.

»click for the faculty’s web-page

Vice Chair: Department of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus, 2013-2016

Main activities: Administrative work regarding to the all department facilities.

»click for the department’s web-page

Programme Leader of Master of Science in Architecture: Department of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus, 2012-2013

Main activities: Evaluating Post- Graduate applications, thesis proposals etc. Corresponding and informing Post-Graduate students, applicants and supervisors during post-graduate process.

Visiting Scholar: Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Czech Republic, 2010- 2011

Research topic: ‘Active Learning Methodologies and Intercultural Dialogue in a Research Design Studio’.

Head of the Studio: Matthias Rick (from Raumlabor Berlin  www.raumlabor-berlin.de)

Board Member: The Urban Research & Development Center (URDC) of Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus, 2013-2017

Vice Director: The Urban Research & Development Center (URDC) of Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus, 2011 – 2013

Center to provide an academic forum for contributions to the quality of urban environment in order to promote sustainable urban settlements, to stimulate research on local urban and regional issues in Cyprus for and on behalf of other parties, to pursue development and application activities in line with its aims, to make consultancy services available for the public and private sector, to collaborate with the institutions of similar interest both at the local and international levels, to establish inter-disciplinary links at national and international levels, and to evoke sensitivity amongst local people concerning urban environmental issues.

»click for the center’s web-page

Part-time Instructor: Department of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus, 2007-2010

Main activities: Teaching Architectural Design Studio VI (Urban Design) and VII, Introduction to Art & Design, and Graphic Communication II courses. Responsibilities: Exam preparation, schedule development and grading of my students.

Freelance Architect, 2005-2008

     Private House Project,Client: Rüçhan and Mazhar Cilasın, Iskele/ North Cyprus, 2008

Private House Project, Client: Jun Li and Cheng Chang Zheng, Famagusta/ North Cyprus, 2007

Private House Project, Client: Kaan and Sadun Aytaçoglu, Nicosia/ North Cyprus, 2005

Research Assistant: Department of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus, 2001-2007

Main activities: Teaching  Design Studio I and II, Graphic Communication I and II courses, and Architectural Research, Urban Design Studio, Human and Socio-Cultural Factors. Responsibilities: Exam preparation, schedule development and grading of my students. Organizing Post-Graduate applicants’ meetings with committee members, voting for evaluating Post-graduate applicants, attending and reporting Post-Graduate meetings, corresponding and informing Post-Graduate students and applicants. Working as administrative assistant, helping department making task division between the research assistants, student registration to the courses, helping administration during the organization of any academic activities; such as summer school, conferences, seminars etc.

 

Community service

Project Consultant: CittaSlow Network Participation Process, Geçitkale Municipality & EMU Faculty of Architecture, Geçitkale, North Cyprus, 2016- Present

After Yeniboğaziçi, the first Cittaslow of North Cyprus, many municipalities in the region showed their commitment to improving the quality of life in cities by slowing down its overall pace and started the process to  join the Cittaslow network. Another group of volunteer academic members of EMU Faculty of Architecture consulting the Geçitkale municipality through the process. Geçitkale joined the Cittaslow network in 2018.

Team member: The Famagusta Ecocity Project, Uniting through sustainability, Non-Profit Project, Cyprus, 2014- Present

The Famagusta Ecocity Project aims to ultimately turn all of Famagusta into Europe’s model Ecocity. The project will be a multi-track approach to environmental sustainability, economic prosperity and peace building. Those involved will be local and international architects, permaculture designers, economists, business owners, urban planners, horticulturists, engineers, artists.

Ecocity Project Webpage

Project Consultant: CittaSlow Network Participation Process, Yeniboğaziçi Municipality & EMU Department of Architecture, Yeniboğaziçi, North Cyprus, 2012-2015

The inspiration of Cittaslow was the Slow Food organization. Cittaslow’s goals include improving the quality of life in cities by slowing down its overall pace, especially in a city’s use of spaces and the flow of life and traffic through them. With the cooperation of EMU and Yeniboğaziçi Municipality, a volunteer group of academicians from Department of Architecture are consulting to the ‘Yeniboğaziçi Cittaslow Committee’ about: Energy and Environmental Policy, Infrastructure Policies, Quality of Urban Life Policies (main focus), Agricultural, Touristic and Artisan Policies  Policies for Hospitality, Awareness and Training, Social Cohesion and Partnerships.n 9th of November 2013 Yeniboğaziçi has became the first cittaslow city of Cyprus.

Sustainable Development Stakeholder Panel, Construction Working Group Member: Interpeace & Cyprus 2015 Initiative in partnership with the United Nations, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2010-2011

“Navigating the Paradigm Shift Challenges and opportunities for the two communities of Cyprus, in the search for sustainable patterns of economic and social development” Project.

Assistant Project Coordinator & Graphic Designer: MekanPerest – Architecture, Environment and Construction Newspaper, Social responsibility project of Faculty of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University (Distributor: Havadis Newspaper), Famagusta, North Cyprus, 2010-2011

»click to see the cover pages

»click to read  issues (in Turkish)

Project Coordinator: Advocating for Human Rights and Equality  for Turkish Cypriot Community, The European Commission Funded Non-Profit Project, Nicosia, North Cyprus, London, UK, Brussels, Belgium, Manchester, UK, Malta, Malta, 2009-2011

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