Ufuk Ersoy

Ufuk Ersoy

Clemson, SC, US



Ufuk Ersoy teaches history, theory and design in Clemson School of Architecture. Before Clemson, Ersoy taught at the University of New South Wales (2001-2012), University of Pennsylvania (2002) and Izmir Institute of Technology (2002-2012).

Ersoy completed his M. Arch., M.S. in Architectural History and Theory, and Ph.D. in Architecture degrees at the University of Pennsylvania. During his graduate studies, he won James Smith Warner Memorial Prize for “outstanding work in architectural design.” His doctoral dissertation, “Seeing through Glass: The Fictive Role of Glass in Shaping Architecture from Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace to Bruno Taut’s Glashaus” compares the glass cultures of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Parts of his dissertation have been published in proceedings and journals.

In 2010, Ersoy co-edited a special issue of the journal World Architecture on "Architecture in Turkey: A Glocal Production," with Sebnem Yucel, Ph.D. Most recently, he published his essay "To See Daydreams: The Glass Utopia of Paul Scheerbart and Bruno Taut" in Imagining and Making the World: Reconsidering Architecture and Utopia, edited by Nathaniel Coleman and lectured at Newcastle University, Virginia Tech, University of Maryland and WAAC schools of Architecture.

Apart from his scholarly work, Ersoy participated in many architectural competitions with Clarissa Mendez. In 2010, he won a prize in Izmir Opera House competition in collaboration with Tozkoparan Architects, Izmir and Ove Arup, London.



Clemson University, Clemson, SC, US, Assistant Professor

Aug 2012 - current


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, PhD, Architecture

Aug 2002 - Aug 2008

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Masters, Architecture

Aug 1997 - Aug 2002

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 1995 - Aug 1997

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