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Keynote Speaker of SPACE International Conference 2022 on Visualisation in Architecture and Urban Planning: Dr Derya Gulec Ozer

We are pleased to announce that we will host Dr Derya Gulec Ozer SPACE International Conference 2022 on Visualisation in Architecture and Urban Planning in London on 22-23 April 2022. She is an associate professor in the Department of Architecture at Istanbul Technical University in Istanbul.

She received her B.Arch in Architecture from Middle East Technical University in 2004, MSc. from Gazi University in 2007, and PhD from Istanbul Technical University Architectural Computing Department in 2014. She finished her master’s degree on “Integration of building energy performance assessment into architectural design studio” and her PhD on “Optimisation of User Accessibility in Architectural Design Using Genetic Algorithm: Case Study on Health Campuses”. After PhD, she continued her post-doctoral studies at MIT, Boston, in 2015 with the Tubitak 2219 Scholarship. During post-doc studies, she researched Prof. Takehiko Nagakura on cultural heritage digitalisation in Parion. Her interest in archaeology led her to work as an architect in Corinth, Sardis, Sagalassos, Parion and Syedra and developed many on-site projects.

Since 2004, she has participated in many architectural and design competitions and won several prizes. She also continues her practice through counselling interior design projects of high-rise office buildings in Istanbul Finance Center.

In 2020, she founded the archfutures social media platform with colleagues, where online architectural debates and seminars are held.

Her research interests include computational design, digital cultural heritage, and space syntax studies. She has published her work in various journals and presented in many conferences, where she still teaches at ITU, Department of Architectural Computing.

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