Assistant Professor Burak Erdim, has joined the faculty at College of Design School of Architecture at North Carolina State University.
Burak Erdim is a registered architect and he is currently finalizing his dissertation in Architectural History titled, “Modernism and Revolution: Architectural Education, Development, and the Cold War Middle East, 1950-62,” under the direction of Professor Sheila Crane at the University of Virginia.
His research focuses on post-colonial encounters across the globe, particularly in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. He presented his work in a number of conferences and invited lectures nationally and internationally, and published a component of his master’s work on Bruno Taut’s encounter with Turkey in an essay titled, “From Germany, to Japan, and Turkey: Modernity, Locality, and Bruno Taut’s Transnational Details from 1933-38.” The essay was included in Lunch (2007), an academic journal published by the University of Virginia School of Architecture.
As a Ph.D. candidate, Burak has spent a year as a Fulbright Research Grantee (2007-08) and as a Dumas Malone Research Fellow (summer 2008) in Turkey.
A team consisting of Architecture graduate students K. Matt Teti and L. Katy Kiang and Architecture undergraduate students Stacy Goodman and Elizabeth Gutierrez led by Assistant Professor Dana Gulling won first place at the national NCMA Unit Design Competition. The competition is sponsored by the National Concrete Masonry Association’s Education and Research Foundation.
The School of Architecture’s ARC 232 Structures and Materials course has been participating in the annual competition for over 15 years. In recent years, NC State has been placing at the national level including last year’s third place finish after Georgia Tech and University of Southern California. This year, NC State was able to dethrone Georgia Tech who won previously for three years in a row.
Prior to joining the Architecture faculty in 2012, Professor Gulling was at the University of New Mexico and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). She has over seven years of teaching experience and research in the area of building technology and design.
Gulling says, “I am very proud of the students and all of their hard work. The students submitted a wonderful design proposal and gave an excellent presentation at the NCMA conference. Also, I would like to thank (Professor of Architecture) Pat Rand and Frank Werner (local sponsor with Adams an Oldcastle company) for the feedback that they gave to the students during the design process.”