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Adress ITU Taskisla Campus, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture
Room 228


  • Design Cognition
  • Design Studies
  • Virtual Worlds and Collaborative Design
Dr. Leman Figen Gul  is a full professor in the Architecture Program at Istanbul Technical University . Dr. Gul’s work is featured with design studies and design education. Her research interests include investigating human-computer interaction and computer-supported cooperative work, design education, parametric design and fabrication, design cognition in virtual worlds and design teaching in virtual environments.  She received her BArch (1993) and her MUCon (1996) in the Urban Conservation Program at the Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul and MDes (2003) in Digital Media and PhD (2007) in Architecture at the University of Sydney. She was an associate professor at TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, a lecturer at International University of Sarajevo, a lecturer and tutor at the University of Sydney, and a research fellow at the University of Newcastle (Australia) before joining  Istanbul Technical University in 2014.


Bachelor of Architecture, 
Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, 1993
Master of Architecture (with thesis), Urban Conservation, Mimar Sinan University, 1996
Master of Design Science,  (Digital Media), University of Sydney, Australia, 2003
PhD in Architecture, Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition, University of Sydney, Australia 2007