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Ersoy, Ufuk, Ph.D.

Ersoy, Ufuk, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: Lee 3-115

Ph.D. in Architecture, University of Pennsylvania School of Design; M.S. in Architectural History and Theory, U Penn; M.Arch., University of Pennsylvania School of Design; B.Arch., Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir

Curriculum Vitae

Ufuk Ersoy who joined the faculty in 2012, teaches history, theory and design. Before coming to Clemson School of Architecture, he taught at the University of New South Wales (2001-2012), University of Pennsylvania (2002) and Izmir Institute of Technology (2002-2012).

Ersoy completed his M. Arch., M.S. in Architectural History and Theory, and Ph.D. in Architecture degrees at the University of Pennsylvania. During his graduate studies, he won James Smith Warner Memorial Prize for “outstanding work in architectural design.” His doctoral dissertation, “Seeing through Glass: The Fictive Role of Glass in Shaping Architecture from Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace to Bruno Taut’s Glashaus” compares the glass cultures of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Parts of his dissertation have been published in proceedings and journals.

In 2010, Ersoy co-edited a special issue of the journal World Architecture on "Architecture in Turkey: A Glocal Production," with Dr. Sebnem Yucel. Most recently, he published his essay "To See Daydreams: The Glass Utopia of Paul Scheerbart and Bruno Taut" in Imagining and Making the World: Reconsidering Architecture and Utopia, edited by Nathaniel Coleman and lectured at Newcastle University, Virginia Tech, University of Maryland and WAAC schools of Architecture.

Apart from his scholarly work, Ersoy participated in many architectural competitions with Clarissa Mendez. In 2010, he won a prize in Izmir Opera House competition in collaboration with Tozkoparan Architects, Izmir and Ove Arup, London.