Council member

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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