YUKSEL DEMIRAssociate Prof. Dr., Architectural Consultant


    Studied Architecture in Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture (1983-1987), got his master (1990) and PhD (2000) degrees from ITU Institute of Science & Technology Architectural Design Program. Practiced architecture (1985 –Present). Worked as teaching assistant (1989-2002) and Assistant Prof. (2002-2012) in ITU Department of Architecture. Currently works as an Associate Professor in ITU Department of Architecture (2012-Present) and served as the head of the department of Fine Arts in ITU (2007-2016). Under his administration, the department opened elective art courses for all engineering students of ITU. He took part in the development process of interdisciplinary first year basic design studio (TES) in ITU department of Architecture (2000-2004). Demir worked in Politecnico Di Milano DIAP (now DASTU) as a guest professor (2010-2015), was a visiting professor in Anadolu University, Department of Architecture (2009-2013), and Auburn University CADC (2016 Fall & 2017 Fall). He founded ITU MardINT Interdisciplinary Research and Development Center (2005). Assigned as advisor to the rector (2014 – Present). Initiated the establishment process of ITU Polar Research Center Polrec (2014). Managed several urban and Architectural Design projects. His works and i0nterviews were published in several national and international publications; participated in several national and international scientific meetings, gave lectures in national and international institutions, won national and international awards. He continues to work in the fields of Architectural Design, ICT in Design, and Art [theory & practice]. Currently is coordinating the establishment of Turkish Antarctic Research Station, and is working for the transformation of ITU to a research university.