Gözde Uyar qualified as an architect in Istanbul. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Bahcesehir University and continued her academic training at University College London (UCL) where she completed a MSc in Spatial Design: Architecture and Cities in 2014. This course is based on developing an in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of the built environment and its role in creating better and more humane designs using evidence based planning approaches.
Her research experience and interest focuses on buildings, public realm and the use of spaces within diverse cultural and historical backgrounds. During her post graduate studies in London, Gözde explored the socio-temporal dynamics of a multifunctional building. Her dissertation involved a comparative study of cross-cultural domestic architecture focusing on traditional houses in Turkey, Japan and Britain.
Gözde has worked in architectural practices in Istanbul and was involved in the design of a range of projects, varying from small-scale housing to hospitals, hotels and mixed-use buildings.
Gözde joined Space Syntax as an Intern in September 2014 and joined the company as a Consultant in January 2015.
She has been involved in various projects in the UK and worldwide including masterplan development, detailed spatial analysis and pedestrian movement analysis within both building and urban scales.
Recent work includes public realm designs in London, Oxford and Hamburg as well as regional scale modelling. She is currently working on the Jeddah Metro Project.
Education, Awards & Appointments
2017 Young Urbanist, Academy of Urbanism
2015 Honorary Research Fellow, University College London
2014 MSc Spatial Design: Architecture and Cities (Distinction), Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London
2013 Registered Architect, TMMOB, Istanbul, Turkey
2012 BArch in Architecture Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey