Berfin Evrim

Berfin Evrim

New York, NY, US

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I recently graduated with Integrated Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture (Design Computing) from Pennsylvania State University. Throughout my education, I have improved hand and digital drawing skills and 3D modeling abilities. Additionally, I had an opportunity to apply her skills in a professional field while having internships in Turkey. I had contributed to the design process of civic, cultural, residential and commercial buildings. Furthermore, I provided research support in her department by handling orthographical drawings of modern time precedents that used the double-skin façade technologies. My research focuses on 3D weaving techniques to optimize the design of a seating unit with finite element method inspired by biological principles to achieve material efficiency with maximum strength in compression, tension, and deflection with utilizing 3D printing TPE on interlaced Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer and Jute. 



The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), State College, PA, US, Research Assistant

•Produced graphics and layouts for a book design and created custom typography.
•Designed a highly-efficient, user-friendly website on WordPress to create a virtual studio.
•Developed urban fabric drawings by generating an algorithm in Grasshopper to create a woven textile-like illustration.

Jul 2020 - current

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), State College, PA, US, Teaching Assistant

•Assisted lead professor in the beginning studio design course.
•Performed general administrative tasks such as taking attendance, attending meetings, reserving rooms for presentations and project reviews.
•Guided twenty students on their design projects and provided feedback to improve their basic design skills.

Aug 2019 - May 2020

Han Tumertekin ve Mimarlar, Istanbul, TR, Architectural Intern

•Involved in the construction documentation process of Osmangazi Meydani project, which is a mixed-use social and cultural building in Bursa, Turkey.
•Controlled fenestration systems of the project and annotated the project drawings within BIM system.
•Categorized project’s ceiling, flooring and wall construction details and created a document to submit to clients for the development of the project.

Jul 2018 - Aug 2018

Leo Design, Bursa, TR, Architectural Intern

•Designed the façade system of Nilufer Senior Center, which is located in Bursa, Turkey.
•Developed the sustainability aspect of the design of Nilufer Senior Center by suggesting a green roof and wall system.
•Improved bathroom design of a villa in Canakkale, Turkey and handled construction details of the bathroom system.

Jun 2018 - Jul 2018

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), State College, PA, US, Research Assistant

•Contributed to the research project “Hajjar’s Air Wall Project” as a research assistant.
•Provided research support with finding sources that analyze the application of double skin technologies in the designs of Natatorium Berlin and Olivetti Ivrea Factory.
•Handled orthographic drawings of the contemporary precedent, Natatorium Berlin, for research development.

Mar 2017 - May 2017

SN Architects, Istanbul, TR, Architectural Intern

•Managed hand-modeling and 3D modeling of Sehit Kamil Art Center.
•Directed laser-cutting process and final assembly for hand model of the project.

May 2016 - Jun 2016


The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park, PA, US, Masters, Science in Architecture, Design Computing

Aug 2018 - Aug 2020

The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), University Park, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2014 - May 2019

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