Elmira Gür is an architect and professor of architecture at Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture. After being graduated from Notre Dame de Sion, she completed her undergraduate in ITU Faculty of Architecture in 1989. She has received her M.Arch. degree in 1992, from Yıldız Technical University (YTU), Department of Architecture, and her PhD. in architecture in 2001, from ITU Institute of Science and Technology, Architectural Design Program with a thesis entitled “A Changeable / Transformable / Flexible “Physical Environment Model” for Child Development Centers “. She has been a visiting scholar in North Carolina State University (NCSU) and Carnegie-Mellon University between 1998-1999.
She teaches architectural design. She has participated several international workshops and symposia in Turkey, Edinburgh, Lisbon, Prague, China, Germany, Northern Cyprus, Brazil, St. Petersburg, Egypt. She has also worked on some research projects, workshops and conference organizations. She has taught several architectural design studios at Istanbul Technical University, Maltepe University and Medipol University. She had completed various architectural projects; had prizes at several architectural design competitions and her researches and her writings have been published nationally and internationally. She is the author and co-author of several published articles, papers and book’s chapters on affordable housing, design studio’s physical environment, design education, child development centers, housing development, housing typology, post-disaster temporary shelters, and urban space identity.