Esma Burçin Dengiz

Esma Burçin Dengiz

Esma Burçin Dengiz

  • B.F.A., interior architecture and environmental design, Bilkent University, 1999
  • M.F.A., interior architecture and environmental design, Bilkent University, 2001
  • M.Sc., historic preservation, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2003
First year at SCAD:

“It is a highly rewarding process to unite my passion about design and the environment for helping individuals achieve their dreams."


Received SCAD Presidential Fellowship for Faculty Development; served on Interior Graphic Standards 2011 Student Edition advisory board, editing the lighting section

Awards, recognition and honors

IALD Education Trust Stipend received by several students in 2012 and 2013; SCAD Presidential Fellowship Award Spring 2010; Cooper Lighting SOURCE National Competition Honorary Mention Award won by student, 2010; IIDA Best of the Best Chapter Graduate Student Award won by student, 2009


International Association of Lighting Designers, Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, Interior Design Educators Council

Previous Positions

Teaching assistant, interior architecture department, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; teaching assistant, interior architecture and environmental design department, Bilkent University, Ankara Turkey; freelance lighting consultant, Savannah, Georgia; intern interior restoration architect, Istanbul Principal Office for Monuments and Surveys, Istanbul, Turkey; intern interior architect, Emek L.L.C., Ankara, Turkey; intern interior architect, Presidential Army Buildings Complex, Limak Holding, Ankara, Turkey; freelance interior architect and design consultant, Ankara, Turkey

Courses Taught

  • INDS 101 Introduction to Interior Design
  • INDS 110 Interior Design Studio I
  • INDS 210 Interior Design Studio II
  • INDS 302 Lighting for the Interior
  • INDS 320 Interior Design Studio III
  • INDS 722 Applied Interior Lighting
  • INDS 730 Effects of Lighting on People and the Interior Environment
  • INDS 752 Interior Design Studio IV