Onur Yuce Gun

Onur is an architect and design and computation specialist. He recently completed his PhD degree in the Computation Group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Presidential Fellow. Onur holds a SMArchS Computation Degree from MIT (2006-merit recognition in admission award) and a B.Arch. from METU (2004-top of the class).

Onur instituted specialized work groups both in practice and in the academia. He initiated and directed the Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates New York Computational Geometry Group (2006-2009) and took role in initiation of the Pratt Institute Digital Futures Group. He instituted and coordinated the first year design and geometry courses during the emergence of undergraduate programs at the Istanbul Bilgi University, School of Architecture (2009-2011).

Onur’s research got published in numerous conferences. He won young researcher awards in eCAADe and CAADRIA. Some of his work has been exhibited in Center for Architecture: AIA New York Chapter (2009), at SIGGRAPH 2008 at Los Angeles, at Tokyo Gallery A4 (2006) and several other cities around the world. Onur has been an internationally invited lecturer and educator. Onur acted as Senior Tutor during expansion of the Smart Geometry Group (2005-2009) in New York, Munich and San Francisco. He conducted many international workshops around US, Europe, and South America. He has been an invited design critic at Harvard, Columbia University, UPenn, RISD, and UIC.

Onur is a fluent tool-maker, has expertise in computational geometry, non-standard design and fabrication technologies, and photo realistic visualization. His current research focuses on vision, computation and human computer interaction.

2016 Doctoral Dissertation: A Place for Computing Visual Meaning: The Broadened Drawing-Scape

2006 SMArchS Thesis: Narration of Light: Computational Tools for Framing the Tonal Imagination