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Burcu Olgen

PhD Candicate, Research Assistant, Concordia University

I am a scholar in Design with a background in Interior Architecture. My research is focused on interaction design, and I am currently working on AI-powered eco-didactic interactions in the public realm.
Previously, I worked as a Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant at Isik University, Interior Architecture Department, for 3 years, academically focusing on design-music relationships and gaining experience in practice-based courses. Prior to that, I worked as an Interior Architect and Designer between 2015 and 2020. I co-founded a design brand called 'Odd Things & Co.' in 2015, where we produced furniture, lighting, and branding until 2020.
My current work includes developing interdisciplinary collaborations in space, as well as working on a method for creating forms with music. My focus areas include the design-music relationship, architectural design theory, eco-didactic experiences in the public realm, interactive installation art, ecology and sustainability in the built environment, architecture, and urban texture.


  • 2021–present
    Research assistant, Concordia University
  • 2018–2021
    Research assistant, Isik University
  • 2015–2018
    Interior architect, Self employed


    Concordia University, PhD
  • 2019 
    Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Master's Interior Architecture
  • 2015 
    Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Bachelor's Interior Architecture


  • 2021
    The Relation of High Structures with the Urban Texture: Examples of London and Paris, Journal of Design+Theory
  • 2020
    A Literature Review on The Use of Music in Architectural Design Education, Design and Technology Education: an international journal
  • 2020
    A Literature Review on The Use of Biomimicry and Form Relation in Architectural Design Education, IBAD Journal of Social Science
  • 2019
    Architecture as Music: Björk Example, Journal of Strategic Research in Social Science
  • 2019
    The Projection of Relation Between Design and Music in Space, Gazi University Art and Design Journal

Professional Memberships

  • Golden Key International Honor Society