Evrim Gul Kumec

Evrim Gul Kumec

Los Angeles, CA, US



I am an M.Arch - Post Professional - degree holder gained from NewSchool of Architecture & Design as well as an architectural designer who had three years working experience.I have been actively taking charge in a variety of phases of architectural design, such as conceptualization, design, and visualization at Hakan Kiran Architects for two years at high-density multifamily, mixed-use, and commercial developments.

I believe it is important to explore and discover ways to redefine space for people. Hence, I am studious about searching, finding, learning about different materials and implementing them to design to evolve buildings into higher quality spaces for occupants.Therefore, my master’s research examines how each of the senses used for improvement in visualizing & perceiving spaces. It discovers the methods of architectural approach to training and educational centers for blind and visually impaired children in order to prepare them in real-life conditions.


Hakan Kiran Mimarlik, Istanbul, TR, Architect

Aug 2013 - Aug 2015


NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture - Post Professional

June 2016
Seeing Through the Building: Training and Educational Center for Blind and Visually Impaired Children.
[ with Mitra Kanaani, D.Arch & Vuslat Demircay, Ph.D. ]

September 2015 - June 2016
Livable Communities
[ with Michael Stepner, FAIA]

April 2016
Neuroscience & Architecture: Sensory Design & Wayfinding in Architecture
[ with Michael Arbib, Ph.D. & Tatiana Berger]

January 2016
Neuroscience & Architecture : ‘Personal’ Space
[ with Gillbert D. Cooke, FAIA ]

September 2015
Environmental Psychology : WELL Building Standards Building Analysis
[ with Eve Edelstein, Ph.D. ]

September 2015
Performative Architecture & Parasetic Design
[ with Mitra Kanaani, D.Arch ]

Sep 2015 - Jun 2016

Yeditepe University, Istanbul, TR, BArch, Bachelor of Science in Architecture

April 2012
Research-Based ‘Summer Practice’ Internship 1
At Berlin / Germany

May 2012
Research-Based ‘Summer Practice’ Internship 2
At Barcelona / Spain

Aug 2009 - Jun 2013


NewSchool Provost's List, Honorable Mention

Given by President Marvin J. Malecha, FAIA, DPACSA (NewSchool of Architecture & Design).


Educational Honor: Magna Cum Laude, Honorable Mention

Given by Kurt Hunker and President Marvin Malecha from NewSchool of Architecture & Design.


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