Aydin Serdar, architect and a design researcher (Turkey)

Aydin Serdar is a registered professional architect and a design researcher in Turkey. Having received his PhD from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, he currently teaches at Mardin Artuklu University in Turkey. As a practicing architect, he has got experience in Turkey (Sena Proje, Aytemiz Mimarlık) and Hong Kong (Zaha Hadid Architects). In academia, his teaching experience includes digital design methods, digital representations, parametric design and design studios at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China and Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His PhD thesis presents digital environments translating heritage into game platforms where engaging experiences were designed and developed while defending the role of participation and creativity. His research has been rewarded with Postgraduate Student Award for Digital Research Excellence by ResBaz at Victoria University of Wellington (2016), Student Bursary (DRS, 2015), Young CAADRIA Award (2015) and ROA Award (Hong Kong Government Education Bureau, 2014) as well as Best Presentation Awards (CAADfutures 2017 and ASA ANZAScA 2014). His research interests are in parametric and algorithmic design, digital heritage, BIM, virtual and augmented environments, and smart cities.

Websites: www.themuseumofgamers.org , www.camiahsapdekorasyon.net