As an architect, I embrace the social and rational dimensions of architectural design, weaving together diverse ideas, disciplines, and theories. Through interdisciplinary research, I explore the intersections of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, viewing architecture as a research plane. With a broad educational background encompassing urban design, architecture, interior architecture, art, and more, I approach architecture from various scales and perspectives. Growing up in a culturally rich country that bridges the Middle East and Europe fuels my passion for harmonizing scales within an interdisciplinary framework. My goal is to contribute to the field while creating meaningful spaces for individuals and communities.

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Beril Gök [bee]
berilgokk@gmail.com



EDUCATION

Istanbul Technical University 
Master of Architecture - Architectural Design Master of Science Program 
GPA 3.81/4.0

Eskisehir Technical University
Bachelors of Science in Architecture - Double Major in Architecture and Interior Architecture
GPA 3.6/4.0, Salutatorian

Eskisehir Technical University
Bachelors of Science in Interior Architecture   
GPA 3.73/4.0, Salutatorian

Istituto Marangoni, Milano
Product & Furniture Design Course

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia  
IAAC The Global Summer School Workshop



EXPLORATION

Advisory Board Member / Eskisehir Technical University
Making strategic suggestions by evaluating the educational programs of Eskişehir Technical University Faculty of Architecture and Design since 2022 through regular meetings, providing students with appropriate skills by following the changes in the sector, supporting research activities, creating cooperation and networking, contributing to strategic plans and ensuring general institutional development.

Research Assistant / Bahçeşehir University

Following current knowledge and literature in the discipline, participating effectively in research projects, managing the design and implementation of experimental studies, analyzing and interpreting data, contributing to article and essay writing processes, providing guidance to students on research issues, and supporting developments within the discipline through activities such as participation in conferences and events within the academic community and presenting and disseminating research results.

Co-Founder and Editor / CO-FOLIO
CO-FOLIO is a digital magazine established to improve design pedagogy through project promotion and interaction. By curating a dynamic online collection of innovative, student-focused projects, the account serves as a virtual design studio that fosters a global learning community.

Student Evaluator / Interior Architecture Accreditation Board (IMEPAK)
Carrying out the procedures related to the accreditation of the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design of Yaşar University in Izmir, Turkey, examining the reports prepared by the relevant university, carrying out site visits and to have conversations with graduates and active students from the institution regarding the criteria determined by the association.

Junior Architect / TEN
Coordinating between the project team and subconsultants, presenting projects to clients, conducting early-stage research and collecting data for analysis and visualization, and preparing documents for client meetings and design submissions by illustrating diagrams, drawings, and construction documents.

Interior Designer / EG House
Initiating the project by meeting the client, conducting a thorough assessment of the existing space, translating the client's vision into tangible design decisions, collaborating with contractors, and conducting a final walkthrough with the client and contractors.

Panelist / Design Week Turkey
Within the scope of the dean's appointment, being a panelist on a panel titled "Living Together" at Design Week Turkey, where contemporary interdisciplinary perspectives were delved into and current architectural discourses were discussed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx4ZUkQjTu8

Architectural Intern / Atis Yapi
Determining the number of materials, construction equipment, and employees required for the construction, ensuring that the activities comply with the specification contacting the subcontractors involved in the construction process.

General Coordinator / National Interior Architecture Student Meeting
Designing and executing an event that includes workshops and conferences, attended by nearly 500 students from the design discipline and sponsored by many valuable companies.

Architectural Intern / Iki Design Group
Taking part in the public space and interior design for the mixed-use project designed in Tashkent, conducting early-stage research, collecting data for analysis and visualization, and preparing documents for client meetings and design submissions by illustrating diagrams, drawings, and construction documents.

Architectural Intern / Bit Fiera Milano, Italy
Conducting market research to create a design that is suitable for the purpose of the fair stand representing Turkey and meeting the expectations of the target audience, contributing to material and color selections to determine the aesthetic appearance of the stand, documenting the design process, preparing technical drawings and presentations, and taking part during the installation and assembly of the stand.



TEACHING

Teaching Assistant / Bahcesehir University
Within the role of teaching assistant, contributing to both the instructional design and student development processes, collaborating with instructors to refine course materials and curriculum, implementing a structured system for evaluating student feedback and incorporating its insights into the learning experience, and actively engaging with students to foster their academic growth by providing guidance on various aspects of their projects, including concept design, prototyping, production stages, effective narrative techniques, and the development of appropriate documentation.

Courses assisted:
INT 1001 Basic Design
INT 1002 Interior Design Studies
INT 1013 Introduction to Architecture and Design
INT 1033 - 4 Visual Media in Design I - II
INT 3001 - 2 Interior Architectural Design Studio III - IV
INT 3003 Furniture Design Studio
INT 4051 Measured Drawing

Design Critic / Istanbul Technical University
Upon invitation, participating as a design critic in the final reviews of the Architectural Design Studio III led by Assoc. Prof. Fatma Erkök + Bender Uğurli, RA at Istanbul Technical University.

Design Tutor / Bahçeşehir University Nomad Campus
Within the framework of Bahçeşehir University's innovative approach, in an online platform operating in a multinational environment, guiding students from different countries in concept designs, representation and documentation processes of their projects, supporting them to carry out joint online studies.

Teaching Assistant, Porto Academy Summer School
Assisting Assoc. Prof. William O'Brien Jr. at Porto Academy Summer School, an alternative educational experience unburdened by established rules or dogmas where students learn first hand from the singular visions of practice exemplified by invited tutors, assisting in the design of the workshop content and itinerary, reviewing the projects of workshop participants, and preparing a booklet of workshop outcomes.

Design Critic / Eskisehir Technical University
Upon invitation, participating as a design critic in the midterm and final reviews of the Interior Architecture Design Studio I led by Abdullah Alkan at Eskisehir Technical University and giving a lecture regarding narrative practices and design studies.

Instructor / Pride of the Past an Incentive for the Future, IFIWID |2022
Conducting a workshop within the scope of IFI World Interior Days in which the representation of old and new was explored through the interiors of Casa Botter in Istanbul, documentation and analysis were made, and then transformed into an adaptive reuse project by students.

Instructor / A [Semiotic] Journey
Conducting a workshop on the differences, continuities and limits of representation in different media with Bahçeşehir University Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design INT 1001 Basic Design Studio students.


COMPETITIONS/HONORS

Photography Exhibition / Sami Guner Art Gallery
Project - [Un]buildable Escape

Installation Artworks Exhibition / Sami Guner Art Gallery
Project - Rooted in Longing

Design and Planning Accreditation Association [TAPLAK]
Assessing Board Member (Elected)

Official Selection / Copenhagen Architecture Festival Film Mosaic Competition
Film - Hermitage

Official Selection / Vienna Architektur. Film. Sommer
Film - [Un]buildable Escape

Eskisehir Technical University
The salutatorian of the Department of Interior Architecture and the Faculty of Architecture and Design

Winner / IM2019 National Interior Architecture Students Project Competition
Project - Cased

Eskisehir Technical University
Head Girl - https://youtu.be/CAV1lyuVjj8?si=sWhW-4cTgIwD-hJc

Honorable Mention / ISArch 8th Edition
Project - The Heterotopia

Exhibition / ZODCHESTVO 2016 XXIV International Architectural Festival
Project - Architecture that Inspires Fantasy : Narrative and Design Explorations

Finalist, Radisson Blue Hotel Competition
Project - A Room for Imagination

Dean’s List for Outstanding Academic Performance / Eskisehir Technical University
All academic terms between 2015 and 2020

Scholarship / ÇEK Cagdas Egitim Kooperatifi




PUBLICATIONS

Unlocking Creative Potential in Novice Architecture Students
Gök, B. (2024). “Unlocking Creative Potential in Novice Architecture Students”, Middle East 9. International Conference on Contemporary Scientific Studies, March 13-15 2024, Beirut, Lebanon, p. 381-2.

Unseen Architects, Unheard Narratives: Reframing Work-life Balance through the Lens of Migrant Women Professionals
Gök, B. and Gök, B. (2024). “Unseen Architects, Unheard Narratives: Reframing Work-life Balance through the Lens of Migrant Women Professionals”, Tokyo 8th International Innovative Studies & Contemporary Scientific Research Congress, January 12-14 2024, Tokyo, Japan, p.211-2.

How Diversity Makes Us More Creative? An Interdisciplinary Lens on Productivity in the Workplace
Gök, B. and Gök, B. (2023). “How Diversity Makes Us More Creative? An Interdisciplinary Lens on Productivity in the Workplace”, BILTEK’VIII International Biltek Congress on Current Developments In Science, Technology And Social Sciences, October 24-26 2023, Paris, France, p.158-9.

The Role of Abstraction Level in the Foundation Studio
Gök, B. and Demir, Y. (2023). “The Role of Abstraction Level in the Foundation Studio”, IGRS’23 International Graduate Research Symposium, May 16-18 2023, Istanbul, Turkey, Istanbul Technical University.
[The full text is in the process of publication.]

Architectural Archetypes: Inspiration for Designing Immersive Game Spaces
Gök, B., and Öztürk, M. (2023). “Architectural Archetypes: Inspiration for Designing Immersive Game Spaces”, ICDA’23 International Conference on Design and Architecture, May 25-26 2023, Nicosia. [Conference Presentation]

Establishing the House with a Synoptic Perspective in koozArch
Gök, B., Öztürk, M. and Çatal, S. (2022). “Establishing the House with a Synoptic Perspective”, koozArch. https://www.koozarch.com/archipelago/establishing-the-house-with-a-synoptic-perspective.

Modern Ev Temsilleri Üzerinden Mimari Mekan Çözümlemesi
Gök, B. (2022). “Modern EvTemsilleri Üzerinden Mimari Mekan Çözümlemesi”, Do_co,mo.mo_tr Türkiye'de Modern İç Mekanlar Sempozyumu II, 13-14 June 2022, Izmir, Turkey, Yasar University, p.76-79.
[The full text has been selected for Docomomo Book and the book is in the process of publication.]

İpekçiler Apartmanı, Istanbul
Gök, B. (2022). “İpekciler Apartmanı”, Do_co,mo.mo_tr Türkiye Mimarlığında Modernizmin Yerel Açılımları XVIII, November 25-26 2022, İstanbul, Turkey, Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi, p.64.