Timur Dogan

Timur Dogan is an architect, building scientist, and educator. His research expertise is in daylighting, energy modeling, passive climate control strategies, and performance driven design workflows in both urban and architectural scale. His work empowers non-specialized architects and urban designers to optimize their design proposals regarding their energy demand and supply, comfort, and livability. To date, he has authored and coauthored several books, journal papers, and peer reviewed scientific articles.

Prior to joining Cornell in 2015, Dogan was a member of the Sustainable Design Lab at MIT and Harvard where his research was supported by an MIT Presidential Fellowship, Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH, and the German Academic Exchange Service-DAAD. In practice, Dogan worked for KSP Architekten, Wandel Hoefer Lorch Architekten, Transsolar, and recently started his own practice.

Dogan holds a Master in Design Studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Dipl. Ing. in architecture with distinction from the Technical University Darmstadt, where he was a fellow of the German National Academic Foundation.

Academic Research/Specialty Areas

  • Architectural design
  • Sustainability

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Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 1611/5611: Environmental Systems I: Site and SustainabilityThis course examines the relationships between building, site, landscape and sustainability through the lens of ecology and systems thinking. Topics include: basic concepts of sustainability, energetic processes, climate, spatial data visualization, global warming, solar geometry, landscape processes, microclimates, site strategies and grading, building footprint & sustainable building metrics.
  • ARCH 2616/5616: Environmental Systems II: Building DynamicsThis course examines the design and analysis of the building envelope, with a focus on the material and energetic transformations taking place at the boundary between architecture and environment. Topics include: comfort, building thermodynamics, envelope assemblies, thermal modeling, active and passive control systems, daylighting and architectural acoustics.