TUĞRUL YAZAR

After receiving B.Arch at Yıldız Technical University in 2001, I decided to go forward with an academic career on the field of Computational Design. Along with my graduate education, I worked as a teaching assistant at YTU Faculty of Architecture Computational Design Unit between 2002-2011. In my master thesis, I developed an educational tool for architectural education, regulating a specific building typology. This shaped my initial orientation not only as a researcher on the relationship between computation and architectural design, but also as an active educator on this field. My phD. study was a search for a deeper understanding on the integration of computational design pedagogy; specifically focusing on the evolution of “beginnings” in architectural education. Since 2011, I’ve been working as an assitant professor at İstanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Architecture Computation-based Basic Design, Parametric Modeling, Design Computing and Architectural Geometry courses. Below is a more formal version of above info.

Career objectives & Research interests Design computing Experience use of computational methods in architectural design + Conduct a digital design studio in five years
Design education Constructivist studio exercises and their potentials of evolution + Integration of design scripting and parametric modeling in design studios
Academic Degrees Asst.Prof.Dr. [2011]-today İstanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Architecture
PhD. [2009] Yıldız Technical University Institute of Applied Sciences CAAD Programme “Digital Exercises in the Design Studio
M.Arch. [2003] Yıldız Technical University Institute of Applied Sciences CAAD Programme “Expert Systems in Architectural Education: Case Study of Sinan Mosques” 
Res.Asst. [2002] Yıldız Technical University Faculty of Architecture, Computational Design Unit
B.Arch. [2001] Yıldız Technical University Faculty of Architecture
Teaching Experience Graduate
[2004-2009] Parametric Design, YTU
[2009-2010] Computational Design I-II-III Graduate Studios, YTU
[2004-2010] Scripting Workshops, YTU
[2006-2008] Computer-aided Architectural Presentation Techniques, YTU
Undergraduate [2011-today] Basic Design I and II, İBU
[2011-today] Architectural Geometry, İBU
[2011-today] Design Computing, İBU
[2011-today] Parametric Modeling, İBU
[2005-2009] Introduction to Architectural Design, YTU
[2002-2009] Architectural Studio 1 and 7, YTU
[2004-2009] Computer-aided Architectural Design, YTU
Awards  International Award [2009] Ivan Petrovic International Award for Young Researchers; eCAADe 2009 Conference, with the presentation titled; “Role of Studio Exercises in Architectural Education: Case Study of the Nine-Square Grid”, Henri Achten, September 29, 2009
Academic Awards [2003] Best Graduation Degree at Yıldız Technical University Institute of Applied Sciences
[2001] Best Graduation Degree at Yıldız Technical University Department of Architecture
Design Contests [2009] Winner, YTU Building C, Cultural Center Design Contest, [S. Palabıyık, T. Yazar, S. Uysal]
[2009] Honourable Mention, YTU Davutpaşa Campus Entrance Design Contest
[2007] Lift Design International Contest, “Interaction by Lifts”, AYSAD Award
[2002-2004] Four runner-up degrees at Akmerkez Showcase Design Contests
Work Experience Architectural Design and Coding [2003-2006] Established an architectural design office
[2000-today] Architectural design, web and coding works as freelancer
Selected Publications Journal Papers Yazar, T., [2015]; “Design of Dataflow”, Nexus Network Journal, Architecture and Mathematics, vol 17, issue 1, pp.311-325, Springer Basel [AHCI, SCI-E, EBSCO, SCOPUS].
Yazar, T., Akipek, F., [2014]; Infections: Parametric Patterning and Material Behavior, International Journal of Architectural Computing, June 2014, vol 12, issue 2, pp.213-224, Multi Science Publishing.
Yalınay Çinici, Ş., Özsel Akipek, F., Yazar, T., [2008]; “Computational Design, Parametric Modeling and Architectural Education”, Arkitekt, July 2008, 2008/04-05:16-23, Ş. Taşlı Pektaş [ed.], İstanbul. [Avery]
Çolakoğlu, B., Yazar, T., [2007]; “An Innovative Design Education Approach: Computational Design Teaching in Architecture”, Middle East Technical University Faculty of Architecture Journal, 24[2]:159-168, A. Cengizkan [ed.], Ankara. [AHCI]
Çolakoğlu, B., Yazar, T., [2007]; “Mimarlık Eğitiminde Algoritma: Stüdyo Uygulamaları”, Gazi University Faculty of Architecture and Engineering Journal, 22[3]:379-386, Ş. Başkaya [ed.], September 2007, Ankara [in Turkish] [SCI-E]
Yazar, T., Çolakoğlu, B., [2007]; “Computer-aided Instruction Tools For Architecture: Case Study of Sinan Mosques”, MEGARON, Yıldız Technical University Journal of Faculty of Architecture, 2[3]:136-144, F. Akıncı [ed.], İstanbul. [EBSCO]
Çolakoğlu, B., Yazar, T., [2012]; “Tasarım Eğitiminde İşlemsel Düşünce ve Tasarım”, Arredamento Mimarlık 256, Boyut Yayın Grubu
International Conference Papers Yazar, T., [2014]; Design of Dataflow”, Nexus 2014: Relationships Between Architecture and Mathematics, 9-12 June 2014, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Yazar, T., Akipek, F., [2013]; Infections: Parametric Patterning and Material Behavior”, 31st eCAADe Conference Proceeding, September 17-20, 2013, Delft, The Netherlands
Çolakoğlu, B., Yazar, T., [2009]; “Designer as Casual Coder: Overview of an Experimental Design Studio”, 27th eCAADe Conference Proceedings: Computation: The New Realm of Architectural Design,  B. Çolakoğlu and G. Çağdaş [eds.], Session:13 CAAD Curriculum 2:449-454, September 16-19, 2009, İstanbul, Turkey
Yazar, T., Pakdil, O., [2009]; Role of Studio Exercises in Digital Design Education: Case Study of the Nine-Square Grid”, 27th eCAADe Conference Proceedings: Computation: The New Realm of Architectural Design,  B. Çolakoğlu and G. Çağdaş [eds.], Session:4 CAAD Curriculum:145-152, September 16-19, 2009, İstanbul, Turkey
Çolakoğlu, B., Yazar, T., Uysal, S., [2008]; “Educational Experiment on Generative Tool Development in Architecture, PatGen: Islamic Star Pattern Generator”, 26th eCAADe Conference Proceedings: Architecture in Computro: Integrating Methods and Techniques, M. Muylle [ed.], Session:17 Shape Studies:685-693, September 17-19, 2008, Antwerp, Belgium
Yazar, T., Çolakoğlu, B., [2007]; “QShaper: A CAD Utility for Shape Grammars”, 25th eCAADe Conference Proceedings: Predicting the Future, J. Kieferle, K. Ehlers [eds.], Session:20 Shape Studies:941-947, September 26-29, 2007, Frankfurt, Germany
Selected Symposium Presentations Çolakoğlu, B., Yazar, T., [2009]; “Tasarım Eğitiminde Yeni Pedagojik Açılım: Computation”, 3rd Digital Design Symposium, Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture, G. Çağdaş [ed.] İstanbul
Çolakoğlu, B., Yazar, T., [2008]; “İşlemsel Tasarım Yöntemi: Tasarımı Tasarlamak”, 2nd Digital Design Symposium, Bilkent University, Ş. Taşlı Pektaş [ed.], Ankara
Yalınay Çinici, Ş., Özsel Akipek, F., Yazar, T., [2008]; “Computational Design, Parametric Modeling and Architectural Education”, 2nd Digital Design Symposium, Bilkent University, Ş. Taşlı Pektaş [ed.], Ankara
Çil, E., Çolakoğlu, B., Erdoğan, M., Özsel Akipek, F., Pakdil, O., Yalınay Çinici, Ş., Yazar, T., [2007]; Mimarlık Eğitimi ve Sayısal Akıl: İlk Yıl Tasarım Atölyelerinde Uygulanan Alıştırmalara Dair Bazı Notlar, YTU Faculty of Architecture Education Symposium, November 15, 2007, İstanbul
Çolakoğlu, B., Yazar, T., [2007]; “Mimarlık Eğitiminde Düşünce Yöntemi Olarak Algoritma: Stüdyo Uygulamaları”, Mimarlık Eğitiminde Bilgisayarla Tasarım: Bütünleşik Yaklaşımlar, 1st Digital Design Symposium, Middle East Technical University, March 27, 2007, Ankara
Çil, E., Devrim Aydın, E., Yazar, T., Pakdil, O., [2007]; “Mimarlık Eğitiminde Bilgisayar Tasarım İlişkisinin Sosyolojik Boyutu”, Mimarlık Eğitiminde Bilgisayarla Tasarım: Bütünleşik Yaklaşımlar, 1st Digital Design Symposium, Middle East Technical University, March 27, 2007, Ankara
Research Projects [2009] “Analytic Visuals for Architectural Design Studios”, Yıldız Technical University Research Project, [E. Çil, C. Akoğlu, T. Tong, F. Özsel Akipek, T. Yazar T., S. Uysal, E. Aydın]
[2006] “E-Collaboration in Architectural Education”, Yıldız Technical University Research Project, [B. Çolakoğlu, T. Yazar]
Workshops [2014] “Animate Patterning”, Eskişehir Anadolu University, [F. Akipek, M.Ali Altın, T. Yazar], 1-4 May 2014
[2013] “Grasshopper Workshop”, İstanbul Bilgi University, 10-11 June 2013
[2013] “Reflex Patterning”, Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University, [F. Akipek, T. Yazar], 6-8 May 2013
[2013] “Infections”, Yıldız Technical University, [F. Akipek, T. Yazar], 5-7 January 2013
Exhibitions [2014] “Life Sciences”, as a part of Vitra Contemporary Architecture Series Exhibition, Filika Interactive, [F. Akipek, T. Yazar]