Ipek Kaynar Rohloff
Ipek Kaynar Rohloff, founder of Kaynar-Rohloff Architectural Design and Consulting, was born in Ankara, Turkey. She received her Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from the Middle Eastern Technical University in Ankara. She received her PhD. and MS in architecture and design studies and a certificate in museum studies from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
In addition to her general experiences in the architectural profession, Ipek has particular expertise in programming user activity in complex built environments, design with content interpretation in cultural buildings, and exhibit design and development. She has researched how architectural design influences visitors' behavior and shapes content interpretation in museum buildings. Her research insights enable her to shape the design development process for improved user flow planning, space planning and experience design for users in complex and mixed-use environments. Ipek has worked on exhibit design projects which involved content development, graphic design, media design, construction and installation of exhibit kiosks.
Professional and Academic Activities
Ipek has a background in architectural design and regularly publishes and speaks at top architectural and space-planning conferences. Several conferences Ipek has published in include the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) annual meeting, the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) annual conference and the Space Syntax Symposia.
Ipek is a Five-College Fellow and visiting professor at Mount Holyoke College and Hampshire College. She also previously taught at the Wentworth Institute of Technology, the Boston Architectural College, the Lawrence Technology University in Michigan, and the University of Michigan.