Assoc. Prof. Dr. Burak Pak

Associate Professor, Director of the Start-up “European Spatial Research and Design Accelerator”

Practice-based Scientific Research and Consulting in Computational Architectural Design with a focus on ICT-enabled Co-creation, Participatory and Inclusive Spatial Design

  • Supervised 14 PhDs and 51 Master’s Theses
  • Chair of the SCI-indexed eCAADe 2022 Conference “Co-creating the Future”
  • Lead Editor of the 2024 Special Issue of the Scientific Journal “International Journal of Architectural Computing” themed “Co-creation and InclusioninandthroughSpatial Design
    DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.21712.79368

Practice-based Research Project Supervision and Grant Acquisition

  • Experienced Principal Investigator (PI-Promotor) of international projects and acquired funding from JPI Urban Europe, the European Commission (EC), Innoviris-Brussels, FWO Vlaanderen, Kunstendecreet Vlaanderen

Teaching (Master’s and PhD Level)

  • Design Studio Courses, Elective Courses, Workshops and GIS Courses (Urban-Architectural Design Track in the International Master’s Program at KU Leuven)
  • Licensed to teach in Belgium and NL Universities – Certificaat Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs (BKO 2022)
  • Initiated the first Commuity-Engaged-Learning track at KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture

Academic Management

  • Founder and Director of the Research Group “Altering Practices for Urban Inclusion” with 20 members
  • KU Leuven Faculty Board Member
  • KU Leuven PhD Committee Member
  • Founding Member of KU Leuven Digital Society Institute
  • eCAADe board member (as the organizer of the eCAADe 2022 Co-creating the Future Conference)

Academy, Civil Society and Industry Integration and Social Service

  • Received Universitate special mention award for community-engaged service learning, a network led by Pope Francis
  • Started and Executed the Solidary Mobile Housing Co-creation Project with Samenlevingsopbouw and CAW
  • Designed the Woonbox Cinoco project for the houseless with students, realized in Brussels.

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