Who is Nurten Aksugür?
Istanbul on May 1st 1943, she finished high school at
İstanbul Kız Lisesi.
After finishing her freshman year of Mechanical Engineering at Istanbul
Technical University, she transferred to ITU Faculty of Architecture and
graduated, receiving her MSc in 1968. In 1967, she married her fellow
schoolmate, Erdal Aksugür.
Following her graduation, she worked at AHE Architectural Office on the
working drawing for the Taksim Sheraton
Hotel. After being invited by her former professors from ITU Faculty of
Architecture who founded the Karadeniz Technical
University (KTU), she started to work at KTU in Trabzon. During 1971-72,
she received a Government scholarship and went to Paris to study French and
complete some of her PhD courses. While continuing her studies in
environmental control, she founded the Acoustical Experimentation Unit in
KTU and completed her experimental PhD work that she had started in ITU;
earning her PhD in Environmental Control in 1977. During her studies, she
gave birth to her two children; son Özgür in
1970 and daughter Deniz in 1978. In
October 1980, she resigned from KTU to continue her career in King Faisal
University in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. She started KFU Womens Interior Design
Department in 1982 as an Associate Professor, and served as Head of
Department from 1985 to 1987. After working at KFU for 9 years, she left
KFU following the First Gulf War in August 1991, and moved to the Turkish
Republic of Northern Cyprus to continue at Lefke University.
During 1992 1994 she served as Head of the Interior Design Department and
Academic Vice-Chancellor at LU. She received her Professorship in 1993.
After resigning from LU in 1994, together with her husband Erdal Aksugür, she
founded the Vision Artists Center in Kyrenia. This Art-Gallery/ art supplies store with a
café, opened 25 individual and mixed exhibitions in 2,5 years and offered a
meeting point for the growing art community in the TRNC. She later joined
the Eastern Mediterranean University, Department of Architecture in 1994 as
a professor. She founded the EMU Interior Design Department in 1997, and
served as Founding Department Head from 1997 to 2001. After continuing
teaching at EMU for eight more years, she retired in April 2009. Together
with her husband, she moved to Bodrum,
Turkey which they had fallen in love with in 1964 and later spent all their
summer vacations. In 1974, they built their dream summer house in the small
nearby village of Aşağı Mazı. After living a full life in Bodrum and Aşağı Mazı for three years, Nurten Aksugür passed away on July 23rd 2012.
She was laid to rest at her self-proclaimed Paradise on Earth, the small
village of Aşağı Mazı;
leaving behind her greatest treasures, her former students.
Aim of the Contest:
The Nurten Aksugür BCC Student
Contest is a competition among interior design students; aiming at
promoting creative and critical thinking and motivating and supporting
students in considering the importance of design concepts, which they then
communicate in individualized and alternative ways. The competition is open
to the Departments of Interior Architecture and Departments of Interior
Design in universities worldwide.
Who Can Enter?
All Interior Architecture/ Design students all
over the world.
type of work, which is related to students half-term projects (in design
or design related courses) in Fall and Spring semesters of 2016-2017 and
2017-18 academic years and which is able to express this is my concept
communication; essay - poster - short film photography sketchbook -
and any other relevant media is eligible.
Language of the Competition:
Deadline and Submission:
entry deadline is Friday, 23rd of February 2018. The entries
should be submitted directly or by mail to the Department of Interior
Architecture Faculty of Architecture, EMU (the full address is given
below), or via e-mail (or file transfer programs) to n.aksuguryarısma@emu.edu.tr.
participants should fill the provided registration form and choose an ID
code (consisted of 2 letters and four digits (numbers) to be used on the
submitted works. Please do not place
your name or other identifying information on your works since you may be
jury will assemble for evaluation on Friday, 2nd of March 2018.
The winners will be announced on Wednesday, 9th of March 2018.
The winner list will be accessible through competition web-site.
Dr. Erdal Aksugür
Dr. Burçin Cem Arabacıoğlu
Prof. Dr. Özge Cordan
Prof. Dr. Sevinç Kurt
Dr. Uğur Dağlı
Prof. Dr. Kağan Günçe
Prof. Dr. Guita Farivarsadri
Assist. Eliz Erdenizci
Assist. Sıla Su Yanar
Second Prize: 2000TL
Third Prize: 1000TL
Presentation, Exhibition and Award Ceremony:
A jury selection from
entries will be exhibited both electronically on the web and physically in
the Exhibition Hall of the Faculty of Architecture, EMU. The exhibition
will be open between 5th and 9th of March 2018.
The award ceremony
will be held in the Faculty of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean
University on the date that will be announced.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Guita Farivarsadri -
Ress. Assist. Eliz Erdenizci
Assist. Mojtaba Karimnezhad
Assist. Hozan Latif
Assist. Pooya Lotfabadi
Ress. Assist. Sıla Su Yanar
Organized by Department of Interior
Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University.
by Aksugür family and Eastern Mediterranean University.
For Additional Information and Submission:
Eastern Mediterranean University,
Faculty of Architecture,
Department of Interior Architecture,
Famagusta (TRNC), 99628
Mersin 10- Turkey.
Tel: +90 392 6301139
Fax: +90 392 6301127
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