Burak Pak (Associate Professor)

Burak Pak (Associate Professor)

Bruxelles, BE



Associate Professor of Architecture, Founder of the Start-up “European Spatial Research and Design Accelerator



European Spatial Research and Design Accelerator, Associate Professor, Founder and Director

Jan 2024 - current

Leuven University / KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture, Bruxelles, BE, Professor

Jan 2009 - Jan 2023

Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, TR, Researcher, Tutor and Design Consultant

Adjunct tutor (Founding Member) Istanbul Technical University Informatics Institute, Information Technologies in Design Graduate Program and Faculty of Architecture

Design and New Media Consultant:
Istanbul Technical University Rectorate

Jan 2002 - Jan 2009

Proje Mimarlik Ltd, Istanbul, TR, Architect

Proje Limited Architectural Company, Istanbul

Freelancer: Kisho Kurokawa Architects ( in charge of Proje Architecture Ltd )

Jan 2000 - Dec 2002


University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program, Executive Education

Jan 2024 - current

Oxford University, Saïd Business School, Strategic Innovation

Nov 2023 - Feb 2024

Oxford University, Saïd Business School, Artificial Intelligence

Sep 2023 - Nov 2023

KU Leuven, Bruxelles, BE, Architecture

Post Doctoral Study, “Analysis and Evaluation of Alternative Urban Development Projects for the Brussels Capital Region”

promoted by Prof. Dr. Johan Verbeke

Jan 2009 - Jan 2012

Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, TR / Taksim, PhD, Architecture (with a Focus on Computer Aided Architectural Design)

Co-advised by Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture (Prof. Dr. A. Erdem), TR
Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture (Prof. Dr. O. Akin), Pittsburgh PA, USA

Title: “Design Activities and Decisions in Conventional and Computer Aided Architectural Design Processes”

Jan 2002 - Jan 2009

Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, TR, MArch, Architectural Design Computing

Faculty of Architecture (Prof. Dr. A. Erdem), TR

“A Design Model at the Intersection of Virtual Environments and Architecture”

Jan 2000 - Jan 2002


INNOVIRIS- Brussels Capital Region Prospective Research Project Type B Senior Post-doc Researcher Grant, Grant

“A Virtual Environment Model for Analysis and Evaluation of Alternative Urban Development Projects for the Brussels Region”


International Exchange PhD Researcher Grant, Istanbul Technical University, Grant


Golden Spider Web Award 2009 / Turkey, Award

(on behalf of Dogan Media, Turkey)


Honorable Mention -Urban Design, Honorable Mention

Izmit Intersection Node Urban Design Competition, Organized by Municipality of Izmit, Turkey, September 2004

(with İpek Yürekli, Arda İnceoglu, Deniz Aslan, Sevince Bayrak, Oral Göktas)


Areas of Specialization