Faculty Member, PhD

Evren Aysev

+90 212 311 7584

Santralistanbul / 6 NO'LU BİNA 604

Aysev received her BS degree from the Department of Architecture at Middle East Technical University in 1996. In 1998, she completed the Advanced Architectural Design Master's Program at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. In 2013, she completed her doctoral thesis titled "The Role of the Architect in the Production of Urban Space: Istanbul Example " at Istanbul Technical University and earned her PhD.

Aysev has worked in various architectural offices in New York until 2000, then she continued her professional life in Istanbul. She was the founding partner of Açıkofis Architecture between 2006 and 2014. She has been a faculty member of İstanbul Bilgi University Department of Architecture since 2015. She was the Program Director of the Graduate Program of Architectural Design at İstanbul Bilgi University between 2015-2020. Currently, she conducts undergraduate and graduate courses on design research, methodology, architectural design, architectural representation and architectural project studios at the same institution.

Aysev has national and international academic publications, papers, architectural project competition awards, professional architectural projects. Her research interests consist of urban space production, neoliberal urbanization dynamics of İstanbul, architectural practice-theory cross-section, Anthropocene and ecological design.


2013  PhD. İstanbul Technical Üniversity,  Architectural Design Program, İstanbul.                                                                                             

1998  MS AAD. Columbia UniversityGSAP, Advanced Architectural Design Program, New York.                                                                                    

1997  M.Arch. Middle East Technical University, Department of Architecture,  Ankara. (Transfer to Columbia Üniversity; June, 1997).

1996  B.Arch. Middle East Technical UniversityDepartment of Architecture,  Ankara.      

1991  TED Ankara CollegeAnkara.


2015-2023  İstanbul Bilgi University

İstanbul Bilgi University Graduate Program of Architectural Design 

Spatial Debates of the 21th Century: Architecture, City, Ecology (Arch 543)

Metodology in Architecture and Design Studies (ARCH 510 – HTC 501)

Architectural Design Lab. (Arch 581, ARCH 582, ARCH 583)

İstanbul Bilgi University Department of Architecture

Architectural Design Studio III & IV (ARCH 301, ARCH 302)

Architectural Design Studio I & II (ARCH 201, ARCH 202) 

History of Cultures and Ideas (Arch 179) 

Architectural Drawing I & II (Arch 103, Arch 104)

Areas of Interest

Research interests: Urban space production, Neoliberal urbanization dynamics of İstanbul, Architectural practice-theory cross-section, Anthropocene and Ecological design.

Rewards and Achievements

Architectural Project Awards:

2010  Murat Gündüz 2 Temmuz Canlar Anıtpark, Sivas; National Architectural Project Competition, (1st Prize)

2001  İzmir Harbour Region Urban Design Competition, International Project Competition (Honorary Mention, with Teğet Architecture).

2001  ODTÜ TeknoKent, Architectural Project Competition, (2nd Prize,  with Teğet Architecture) .