LANDSCAPE DESIGN PROFESSIONAL
Nurceren decided to become a landscape architect when she was around 9-10 years old. I loved playing outside but did not have the free and safe environment to do so in my hometown, Eskisehir, which is a small city in the Midwest of Turkey. I dreamed of having parks and playgrounds in my neighborhood that I can safely walk to. With her dream, she got into Bilkent University to study Urban Design and Landscape Architecture. While in college, she had two internships focusing on urban design and horticulture in the Netherlands, in 2012.
Nurceren loves to design as a team, brainstorm, and collaborate. She pursues sustainable design solutions in landscape design and believes that involving the public/users in the design process is what enriches the final product. She loves dancing and has a love for travel, and she loves reading psychology books and articles. She occasionally joins Latin dance classes in Austin. She carries her sketchbook with her whenever she travels. Finally, she is in the process of becoming a Registered Landscape Architect.
University of Texas at Austin
MASTERS OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, FIRST PROFESSIONAL DEGREE
M.A. OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Bilkent University at Ankara, Turkey
BACHELOR OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN
B.A. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DESIGN
Associate Member of the American Society of Landscape Architects
Nurceren already had two internships focusing on urban design and horticulture. After having another internship as a landscape designer at ‘Erdem Architects, focusing on small-scale landscape design projects in Ankara, she decided to pursue a master’s degree in landscape architecture and moved to the US.
She interned at LCRA after she graduated from UT Austin in 2017. At LCRA, she mainly worked on master plans for various LCRA parks and trails. She has been a part of the BFC team as a designer since 2018. At BFC, she mainly works on multifamily and school projects.