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Duygu Yenerim

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Integrating best sustainable design and construction practices and BIM into informal self-help housing to propose and deliver sustainable design ideas for interventions focusing on the existing settlements along the U.S.–Mexico border, the Colonias: A Model for Improving Informal Settlements Using Spatial Agents and Building Information Modeling for Self-Help Housing in Texas Colonias.

Ph. D in Architecture, Texas A&M University (TAMU), College Station, 2014
M.S. in Architecture in Building Science Program, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, 2009
M.S. 1: Architecture & Modernity: Dwelling Program, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Delft, the Netherlands, 2008 (As an Erasmus exchange student with scholarship / non-degree)
Bachelor of Architecture, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, 2006
Bachelor of City and Regional Planning, Middle East Technical University, (METU), Ankara, Turkey, 2003

2006, ONBIR 41 Architectural Design Office, Ankara, Turkey 
2005, ARTI Architectural Design Office, Ankara, Turkey (Summer Intern)

2011 ~ Present, Graduate Non-Teaching Assistant, Texas A&M University
2006 ~ 2009, Research Assistant & Teaching Assistant, Hacettepe University (HU), Ankara, Turkey
2006 ~ 2009, Research Assistant, Middle East Technical University, (METU), Ankara, Turkey

 Albostan, D. 2009. ‘Flexibility’ in Multi-Residential Housing Projects: Three Innovative Cases from Turkey’, Master Thesis. Department of Architecture, Middle East Technical University. Ankara, Turkey.

“Study on Planning Analysis of the Cases: Lake Shore Drive Apartments & Borneo Spoorenburg Row Houses” (TU Delft, The Netherlands) with Marc Brousse which was published at TU Delft. (02.2008 - 07.2008)

“Living + Sound” project designed With Rutger Aaftink and Marc Brousse within “The Housing Design: Architecture & Modernity course at TU Delft, The Netherlands which was chosen for annual publication of TU Delft: The Architecture Annual 2007-2008. (02.2008 - 07.2008)

Conference Presentation/Proceedings
Albostan, D. 2009. Assessment on Different Approaches to Housing Design in Turkey: From Traditional to Innovative. Proceedings of IMECE 2009, Fine Arts & Design Symposium with International Participation (pp. 369-374) Eskisehir, Turkey: Anadolu University Press.

Yenerim, D. (2010). Participatory Informal Settlement Upgrading Methods: Building Information Modeling as an Integrated Tool (Poster). Proceedings of ACSA Annual Meeting: Where do you stand (p.23). Montreal, Quebéc, Canada.

Yenerim, D., M. J. Clayton, and G. T. Mills. 2011. Parametric Modeling into Informal Settlements. Proceedings of ACADIA 2011 Regional - Parametricism: Student Performance Criteria (SPC) (pp. 225-234). Lincoln, NE: UNL Press.

Yenerim, D. and W. Yan. 2011. BIM-Based Parametric Modeling: A Case Study. Proceedings of MSV'11 - The 2011 International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Methods (pp. 155-160). Las Vegas, NV: CSREA Press.

Yenerim, D. and M. J. Clayton. 2011. Exploring the Applications of Building Information Modeling in Informal Settlements: Texas Colonias. Proceedings of 2011 ACSA Fall Conference Local Identities / Global Challenges. Houston, TX.

Yenerim, D. and M. J. Clayton (2011). An Urban Challenge of Transforming Informal Settlements: Using BIM to Monitor the Colonias’ Growth Patterns and Increasing Energy Consumption. Proceedings of Fall 2011 PUARL International Conference: Generative Process, Patterns and the Urban Challenge. (pp. 61-66) Portland, OR: PUARL Press.

Yenerim, D. and M. J. Clayton (2013). A New Model for Improving Self-Help Housing in Informal Settlements Using Spatial Agents and Building Information Modeling (BIM): Texas Colonias. CIB World Conference W110: Informal Settlements and Affordable Housing. (Conference Paper Accepted).

Dean’s High Honor Roll in M.Arch and one semester at B. Arch at METU (01.2006 - 07.2009)
Dean’s Honor Roll in M.Arch at METU (except from 2004spring semester) (09.2002 - 06.2005)
Top student in freshman year in Bachelor of City and Regional Planning at METU (09.2002 - 06.2003)
The Melborn G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research Graduate Fellowship (08.2012 - 05.2013)
H. Leo Tucker Scholarship Endowed by Tittle Luther Loving for two semesters during Ph.D in Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. (08.2012 - 05.2013)
Herbert C. Hale, Jr. ’52 Endowment for two semesters during Ph.D in Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. (08.2012 - 05.2013)
Norman and Renee Zelman Endowed Scholarship Award for two semesters during Ph.D in Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (08.2011 - 05.2012)
History Maker Homes Endowed Scholarship Award for six semesters during Ph.D in Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (08.2010 - 05.2013)
Scholarship awarded by Department of Architecture for two semesters during Ph.D in Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (08.2009 - 05.2010)
Runner-up in Taxonomy of Studies of Uses or Design of Places with poster presentation entitled “Measuring Housing Quality: A Socio-environmental Approach” in 13th Annual Student Research Week, Texas A&M University, (03. 2010)
Scientific and Technologic Research Institution (TUBITAK) Scholarship Award for four semesters for M.Arch program at METU, Turkey (09.2006 - 09.2008)
Erasmus Exchange Program Scholarship Award for one semester at TU Delft, The Netherlands (02.2008 - 07.2008)

Basic Knowledge on Statistical Knowledge and Data Analysis (took STAT 651 course) and use of JMP
Proficient in using AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit, Vasari, Home Energy Efficient Design (HEED), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
Skilled at using Building Information Modeling, Parametric design and API modeling through Visual C# , and Geographic Information Systems
Intermediary use of 3Ds max, Sketch Up, Autodesk Ecotect, eQuest

Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts (Spring 2012-present)
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) membership
Student member of Association of Colligate School of Architecture (ACSA)
American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
International Relations Committee Member of Faculty of Fine Arts at Hacettepe University, Turkey (2007-2009)
Membership in Netherlands Architectural Institute (NAI), Rotterdam, the Netherlands (02.2008 - 07.2008)