Taha is currently a Master of Architecture candidate at Columbia University GSAPP Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation and a Research Associate at Columbia Engineering at AI Gen Art Lab. He is inspired by novel digital spatial experiences/interfaces/tools that are powered by data, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
He holds a Bachelor’s of Architecture and a B.Sc. in Interior Architecture from Istanbul Technical University, where he graduated with distinction. He also had a study-abroad semester in Auburn University, AL, USA and Lahti Polytechnic Institute in Finland. In 2020, he got awarded with a Fulbright Scholarship for his masters studies in architecture, computational design and software engineering.
Some thoughts lately
We need to stop treating architects as building designers.
The term architect does not necessarily define a person who designs buildings - they are people who design things. Designing buildings fits perfectly to an architect’s skill set, because of the immense complexity of designing and constructing a building. Architects are excellent at coming up with solutions of complex networks of systems to some of the most challenging problems out there. The medium of which these solutions employ can be anything from brick, concrete, and steel to a couple of lines of code - and I am very interested in the latter.
See the most current resume here.