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 + Post-Doc, KU Leuven (University),  Faculty of Architecture
 + Researcher, Texas A & M University VIZlab and Carnegie Mellon University, Computational Design Lab
 + PhD in Architecture, Istanbul Technical University (Co-advised by Prof.Dr.Ömer Akın / Carnegie Mellon University)
 + Master of Science in Architectural Design Computing, Istanbul Technical University
 + Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Yildiz Technical University

Burak's research covers an interdisciplinary area between architecture and urban design, participation and digital spatial media. The two main and complementary focus points are exploring and enabling bottom-up participation {in} and {through} reflexive research and design practices.

After two years of professional architectural practice 2000-2002, he worked at the Istanbul Technical University as a design consultant and research associate. As an adjunct researcher in ITU Faculty of Architecture, he was actively involved in design studios and visualization courses. He attended to architectural competitions and worked freelance for architectural offices such as Kisho Kurokawa, Doğan Tekeli - Sami Sisa.

After being employed as a member of the founding committee and lecturer in the ITU Information Technologies in Design Graduate Programfor five years. He continued his research for 12 months as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Texas A & M University VIZlab and later, in Carnegie Mellon University, Computational Design Lab.

Burak has completed his PhD thesis in Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture. He was co-advised by Professor Arzu Erdem (ITU) and Professor Ömer Akın (Carnegie Mellon University). His thesis involved a comparison of "Design Activities and Decisions in Conventional and Computer Aided Architectural Design Processes".

In January 2009, he received a three-year research grant from the Brussels Regional Government to work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sint-Lucas School of Architecture, KU Leuven (University) on a research project about "Analysis and Evaluation of Alternative Urban Projects for the Brussels-Capital Region" (cordis.europa.eu Link of the Research Program).

He is currently teaching the Urban Design Studio (International Masters, Brussels Campus) and Design Studio (Masters, Urban and Spatial Planning) Courses at the KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture . Moreover, he is involved in the teaching of the Research Training Sessions (for PhD students) with Professor Ömer Akın since 2008 (more info: http://designcognition.info) and with Johan Verbeke (Action Research) since 2013.

Member of eCAADe, ACADIA and UNICEF donors

Web of Science Research ID


blogged by burak pak @ Friday, November 18


Articles in internationally reviewed academic journals
Articles in other academic journals
Other academic books; as editor
Article in academic book, internationally recognised scientific publisher
Papers at international scientific conferences and symposia, published in full in proceedings
Meeting abstracts, presented at international scientific conferences and symposia
Internal report

blogged by burak pak @ Thursday, November 17

400 Saniye

blogged by burak pak @ Tuesday, May 5

PG.W Workshop

PG.W is a workshop organized at Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture in 2004. The workshop aims to focus on possible implementations of 3d modeling methods widely used in entertainment industry. By integrating 3d modeling means to the design environment, it is possible to enhance creativity and record design history, in other words, document and evaluate all stages of development independent of chronological time. Another consequence could be integrating these design environments to CAM environment thus, attaining a continuous design and manufacture cycle.

blogged by burak pak @ Tuesday, January 6

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