Berfin Evrim

Berfin Evrim is pursuing Integrated Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture at Pennsylvania State University. She has grown up with art in the family that encourages her to realize the link between art and architecture. She is Turkish- Iranian and familiar with multi-cultures, which benefits her, to comply with diverse communities and learn multiple languages. She is fluent in Turkish, English, Azerbaijani and Persian. She is also able to communicate in French and Italian.

 

Throughout her education, she has improved hand and digital drawing skills and modeling abilities in architecture school. She has worked on a variety of design projects that helped her to discover her own style, which focuses on contextualism and sustainability.

 

In addition to that, she had an opportunity to apply her abilities in the professional field while having internships in Turkey. She had contributed the design process of cultural, residential and commercial buildings. Furthermore, she provided research support in her department by handling orthographical drawings of modern time precedents that used the double-skin façade technologies. 

 

Her research focuses on 3D weaving techniques to optimize the design of a seating unit with finite element method inspired by biological principles to achieve material efficiency with maximum strength in compression, tension, and deflection with utilizing 3D printing PLA on interlaced Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer and Jute.

 

Moreover, her interpersonal and communication skills have helped her to function well as a team member. She is detail-oriented, systematic and a perfectionist. She has experienced leadership as a vice president in Turkish Student Association. After the leadership experience she had, she believes that she has strong problem solving and time management ability.

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