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College of Architecture, Art and Construction

Berrin Terim

Berrin Terim

Assistant Professor

School of Architecture
Office: 1-160 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 is an assistant professor, teaching history and theory courses and design studio. Currently, she is coordinating the 2nd year architecture foundations studio. Before joining Clemson in 2016, Berrin taught at Virginia Tech (WAAC). She is a registered architect in Izmir, Turkey. Berrin’s research, teaching and design work is founded on the role of representation in architecture. Her studio teaching and publications on design pedagogy explore the agency of representation mediums in design thinking. Her scholarship approaches representation as the product of architectural labor (both intellectual and manual) and investigates its potential/limits in shaping the built environment, raising questions on authorship and its gendered attributes. Her dissertation titled: “Filarete’s Body: Unpacking the Pregnancy Analogy in the Renaissance Patronage Context,” explores the roots of these questions in 15th-century Italy, when “architect” as a professional title was yet emerging. Her current research explores the subject further through architect-client relationships of modern and post-modern era. Berrin has published her work as book chapters (Vernon Press, Routledge) and journal articles (Architecture and Culture, ARQ), and she has presented her work extensively in national and international conferences.

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