Daniels Faculty Midday Talk with Architect Erkin Ozay, Harvard
Erkin Özay is a lecturer and a research associate at Harvard Graduate School of Design. He received his B.Arch degree from Middle East Technical University in Ankara (1998) and his M.Arch II degree from the Harvard GSD (2001). He has worked with various Boston, London and Turkish practices and taught structures and building technology courses at Northeastern University. He has won numerous design awards as a collaborator and with his own practice. His award-winning proposal for a high-density housing competition in New Orleans was exhibited in the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale. Özay's teaching and research focus on the construction of public realm as an architectural problem and the urban transformation of Istanbul's historic peninsula. His most recent teaching includes a seminar on the future of educational facilities and a studio on the Suleymaniye Complex in Istanbul, co-taught with Prof. Hashim Sarkis.