Tongji University, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Shanghai, CHINA
Among his studies at the MIT Media Lab, Ercument Gorgul held positions as research associate and teaching assistant at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) and Istanbul Technical University (ITU). Ercu was the director of 2009 Summer Program in Architecture at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and held numerous teaching appointments at HKU’s Shanghai campus, and London-based Architectural Association’s (AA) Global Schools in China. He is a member of OCEAN consultancy network, and has his own Shanghai- based design consultancy. His collaborative and research-oriented work has been exhibited extensively including Hong Kong – Shenzhen Bi-city Biennial and more recently at the Venice Biennial.
Besides being a full-time faculty at Tongji University’s College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) in Shanghai, Ercu has been a guest critic at Harvard and Catholic Universities in US. Ercu instructs courses and studio focused on generative design methodology as well as around alternative means of representation. His academic interests lie on teaching creativity by developing different methods and mechanisms of abstraction. Ercu is also interested in design and development of experimental curricula on parametrics; performative and lenient design thinking in architecture, with a special focus on individual development of next generation college and pre-college level students interested in the field, coming from any background.
Ercu Gorgul holds a High Honors Bachelor degree from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul, a Masters from Istanbul Technical University, and a Masters from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Ercu is a registered architect in Turkey and is an Associate AIA and LEED AP in the US.