Dogan, Expert in Sustainable Design, Joins Architecture Faculty

Detail of design by Timur Dogan

Urban Daylight, a Rhino5 and Grasshopper plugin that allows designers to simulate and evaluate the daylight potential of large urban designs. photo / James Perakis and Josh Westerhold

June 22, 2015

The Department of Architecture appointed Timur Dogan as an assistant professor, starting in July. Dogan investigates the intersections of architecture, sustainability, building performance simulation, and computational design.

Dogan's research focuses on daylighting, energy modeling, passive climate control strategies, and performance-driven design workflows in both urban and architectural scales. He has published articles in the Journal of Building Performance Simulation, and is the lead developer for Archsim Energy Modeling; UMI, a Rhino-based urban modeling interface; and Urban Daylight simulation software for Rhino and Grasshopper. Dogan is teaching required and elective environmental systems courses at AAP.

Prior to joining the faculty at Cornell, Dogan was a member of the Sustainable Design Lab at MIT and Harvard GSD — where his research was supported by a MIT Presidential Fellowship, a Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH fellowship, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Dogan holds a degree from the Master in Design Studies program at Harvard GSD; a Diplom-Ingenieur in architecture with distinction from the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany, where he was a fellow of the German National Academic Foundation; and a Ph.D. from MIT. Dogan has worked for KSP Architekten, Wandel Hoefer Lorch Architekten, and the climate engineering firm Transsolar.

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