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Dr. Senem Kaymaz Koca graduated from Istanbul Technical University Department of Architecture in 2001. She took her MSc degree from the same university in 2005, with her thesis entitled ‘Placelessness in Contemporary Architecture’. After working as architect in several architectural offices in Istanbul between 2001 and 2005, she worked as research assistant at Bahçeşehir University Faculty of Architecture and Design between 2005 and 2007. Her PhD in Architectural Design at Yıldız Technical University was completed in 2012, with the thesis entitled ‘The Potentials Endowed upon Space by Information Flows and an Attempt to Read an Information City: The Case of Istanbul’. She started to work as a research assistant at Yıldız Technical University Department of Architecture in 2007; and, she was promoted to assistant professorship in 2015 at the same university.


She joined the Department of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Nottingham as an academic visitor to carry out the research project titled “A Conceptualisation of ‘Thirdplace’: Exploring Embedded Expressions in Between Spatial Trilogies” between August 2015 and August 2016. Her research project was supervised by Dr. Jonathan Hale (Dept of Architecture and Built Environment) at the University of Nottingham. During this period she was on sabbatical leave from Yıldız Technical University. Her visit was funded by a scholarship from “DB-2219-Overseas Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program” in TUBITAK.


She is still working in the Department of Architecture at Yıldız Technical University as assistant professor. Her research fields concentrate on ‘architectural design approaches’, ‘architectural theories on space and place’, ‘relations between space, culture and context’ and ‘critical subjects between design and theory’.