Tuba Kocaturk is a Reader in Digital Architecture. She studied and practiced Architecture in Turkey. She holds a PhD degree in Architecture and Building Technology, from TUDelft (Netherlands) where she also worked as a member of the Hyperbody Research Group, and delivered master level studios with a special focus on computational design and digital fabrication. She has collaborated with ARUP Amsterdam, ONL Architects (Rotterdam) and Bollinger & Grohmann for the development of a multi-disciplinary Design Decision support tool which had been implemented as a pedagogical tool in collaborative design studio teaching at TUDelft. She worked as a visiting research fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Design and Centre for Design Informatics in Cambridge (USA).
Her research mainly centres upon the creative, generative and collaborative use of digital technologies in architectural and urban design. She has taught, conducted research, and published extensively in the areas of Digital Architecture, IT impact on Design learning, Collaborative Knowledge Modelling, and Emerging socio-technical systems in Architectural Industry and Digital Design Pedagogy. She has delivered guest lectures and workshops at various institutions including Turin Polytechnic, MIT School of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Prague Technical University, Kassel University, and European Institute of Design in Venice. She is the co-editor of the books: "Virtual Prototyping in Design, Construction and Procurement" (2008, Wiley), and "Distributed Intelligence in Design" (2011, Wiley).
Tuba is the Director of Postgraduate Research of the School of the Arts, and is currently leading the MSc Digital Integrated Design course in the School of Architecture.
Prizes or Honours
- "Best presentation award" at the 31st eCAADe Conference on Computation and Performance (sponsored by Bentley Systems, 2013)
- Visiting Research Fellow, at Centre for Design Informatics (Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, USA, 2003)