Born in İstanbul in 1959. Graduated from TED Ankara Collage in 1977. Studied architecture in the Department of Architecture in Middle East Technical University. She received her M.Arch degree and PhD at the same faculty. Her PhD Thesis “THEATRE-ARCHITECTURE-EDUCATION: theatre as a paradigm for introductory architectural design education” (2002), and the book “Basic Design/Basic Education” (1998) that she edited (co-editor: Teymur, N.), were both published by METU Faculty of Architecture Publications. After working for 21 years, she retired from METU Faculty of Architecture and worked in the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design at Başkent University for three and a half years. She had been a visiting instructor in the Department of Architecture at Politechnico di Bari, Italy (2002-2003).
Her major field of research and practice is Beginning Design Education and she has been teaching in the first year design studio since 1985. She studies the significance of basic design principles for different branches of art including cinema, performance arts and literature. She presented number of papers that were published in the proceedings of the national and international congresses. She is recently working as the coordinator of the ‘Art and Design Studio’ for all the departments of Faculty of Arts and Design in İzmir University of Economics.