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Burak Pak

  • PhD
  • Post-Doc
  • KU Leuven (University), LUCA / Sint-Lucas School of Architecture
  • 0ReadersNumber of instances of Burak's publications in Mendeley libraries. Updated daily.
  • 18PublicationsNumber of items in Burak's My Publications folder on Mendeley.

Research interests

Sociable Design Media.Web-based Participatory Instruments for Urban DesignDesigning (in) Virtual Environments


+ Post-Doc, Sint-Lucas School of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Arts, Association KU Leuven (Promoter: Prof. Dr. Johan Verbeke) + PhD in Architecture, Istanbul Technical University (Co-advised by Prof.Dr.Ömer Akın / Carnegie Mellon University) + Master of Science in Architectural Design Computing, Istanbul Technical University + Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Yildiz Technical University + Secondary Education, TED Ankara College Burak Pak's research and professional interest areas are digital design and education, design computing, generative design, design technologies and virtual environments. After two years of professional architectural practice 2000-2002, he was employed by Istanbul Technical University as a design consultant and research associate. He contributed to various international and local conferences about design computing and information technologies as a member of the organization and reviewing committee. As an adjunct lecturer in ITU Faculty of Architecture, he actively involved in design studios and visualization courses. He attended to architectural competitions and worked freelance for architectural offices like Kisho Kurokawa, Doğan Tekeli - Sami Sisa. Burak Pak was employed as a member of the founding committee and lecturer in the ITU Information Technologies in Design Graduate Program for five years. He continued his research for 12 months as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Texas A & M University VIZlab and later, in Carnegie Mellon University, Computational Design Lab. Burak Pak has completed his PhD thesis in Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture. He was co-advised by Arzu Erdem (ITU) and Ömer Akın (Carnegie Mellon University). His thesis involved a comparison of "Design Activities and Decisions in Conventional and Computer Aided Architectural Design Processes". In January 2009, he received a three-year research grant from the Brussels Regional Government to work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sint-Lucas School of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Arts, Association KU Leuven on a research project about design and evaluation of experimental virtual environments that support decision making ( Link of the Research Program). Besides Sint Lucas School of Architecture, he holds a tenure-track faculty position in Istanbul Technical University, Institute of Informatics. Member of eCAADe, ACADIA, UNICEF donors and The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

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Publications (5)

  • 1 Information and Communication Technologies in Design Studio:

    • Tasarım Stüdyosunda E
  • Burak Pak - Google Scholar Citations

  • Interactive Rule-Based Design An experimental interface for conceptual design

    • Eric L O
  • Models for Creating the Prospective City Opportunities and challenges of 4D GIS and virtual environments

    • Burak Pak J
  • Quasi Entailment Mesh

    • Ranulph Glanville B

Professional experience


KU Leuven (University), LUCA / Sint-Lucas School of Architecture

January 2009 - Present

Visiting Researcher

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture


Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi - ITU - Istanbul Technical University

Visiting Assistant Professor

Texas A&M University Visualization Laboratory

Education history

PhD in Architecture

Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi - ITU - Istanbul Technical University

MSc in Architectural Design Computing

Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi - ITU - Istanbul Technical University