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College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Berrin Terim

Berrin Terim

Assistant Professor

School of Architecture
Office: 3-103 Lee Hall

Ph.D., Virginia Tech (Washington Alexandria Architecture Center); M.Arch Post Professional Degree, Penn State University; B.Arch, Izmir Inst of Technology

Curriculum Vitae


Berrin Terim has joined the Clemson faculty in Spring 2016 and teaches history, theory, and design. In 2021, she earned her Ph.D. from Virginia Tech (Washington Alexandria Architecture Center) where she taught graduate-level design studio and Topics in Design Methods course. During her master's program, she assisted in teaching design courses and visual communication classes. She also received College Creative Achievement Award from Penn State University in 2010. After completion of her bachelor's, she practiced as an architect in Izmir, Turkey.

Berrin’s research in architecture focuses on representation. Her early studies centered on cosmological perspectives, particularly exploring the dichotomy between perception and de-centralized point of view constructed by the intellect. Her dissertation work is focusing on anthropomorphism in architectural design, through the role of metonymy. Her research is exploring this framework through the narrative of the fifteenth-century Florentine architect Il Filarete’s treatise on architecture. Berrin has presented her work at international conferences.

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