Prof. Dr. Oya Atalay Franck is an architect, architectural historian, and educator. She is the president of EAAE/AEEA since 2017 and a professor of architecture, the Dean and managing director of the School of Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering at ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Winterthur in Switzerland. Her teaching covers the theory and history of architecture, urbanism as well as design studio (a.o. at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy NY, ETH Zurich). Her current research focuses on design research methods/research by design, interface education/research/practice, as well as higher education politics. Her recent publications address research methodologies and design doctorate programmes. She acts as an expert in various scientific organizations, a.o. the Swiss National Foundation of Research (SNF), the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) as well as in peer review committees, quality audits, professional project competitions.
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Newsletter January 2024
In memoriam It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Prof. Emil Barbu Popescu passed away on January 9th. He was one of the most active members of EAAE, to whose activities he contributed significantly. He was the author of numerous professional projects and realisations and a leading promoter of multiple national and international initiatives to enhance architectural culture and education. The EAAE President, Oya Atalay Franck, Vice-President, Ilaria Valente and the council members express their condolences to…
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