Assistant Professor, Architecture, University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning
Erkin Özay is an Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning. He is also a registered architect and an urbanist with a research focus on urban asset design and distribution practices, with a specific concentration on schools. He is the principal of the independent design practice, the Özay Office. Özay previously taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, University of Toronto, and Northeastern University.
BY ERKIN ÖZAY
@ VOL 18
ON SEP 24, 2016
"How can we make our endeavors clear and approachable enough that we can actually contribute to the public debate at a very high level?"
In Rethinking Resettlement from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University at Buffalo, Erkin Özay, reviews some of the social and design issues involved in rehousing and supporting Buffalo, New York's new Americans. Özay's Spring 2016 UB graduate studio explored the potential for temporary and long-term housing for newly arrived refugees and immigrants, as well as the role of supporting institutions, community assets, and reimagining the existing housing stock. Özay's project investigates "compassionate urbanism." He is interested in how groups of limited means--new and existing residents--support each other through careful intersections.