IoA Institute of Architecture

University of Applied Arts Vienna

Zeynep Aksöz

Zynep Aksöz is an architect and computational designer. She is one of two partners of Vienna based design and research collective Open Fields. Currently she is a Research Associate and a lecturer at University of Applied Arts Vienna,  an Assistant Professor at TU Vienna in Department for Structural Design, also a part of the Karamba3d Team.

Through her ongoing research, teaching and practice Zeynep explores generative design processes and the implementation of AI based processes into design, architecture, and urbanism. Her focus lies in developing emergent design approaches through the collaboration of human and artificial intelligence.

Zeynep received her Doctoral degree from the University of Applied Arts Vienna at the Institute of Architecture under supervision of Klaus Bollinger. She was a Marie Curie Fellow and an early stage researcher as part of the international training network Innochain. She holds a MArch degree from the Architectural Association of London’s Emergent Technologies and Design Program and Msc degree from TU Wien.

Zeynep received a Master of Architecture degree from Architectural Association London’s Emergent Technologies and Design Program where her research was framing evolutionary design methodologies in Architecture. She also holds a Master of Science degree from Technical University Vienna.

Additional to her international experience in offices in USA and Europe she also has been teaching in several design workshops including AA Visiting School and AA Summer DLAB.