Korkut Onaran

Korkut Onaran

Assistant Professor Adjunct
  • Planning and Design Department (CAP)

Email Address: korkut.onaran@ucdenver.edu

Primary Phone: 303-557-8188

Office Hours: Office Location: Office Hours: By appointment Email: Korkut@pel-ona.com Cell: 303.557.8188

MOST RECENT COURSES

  • Design Policy/Regulation
  • Small Town, Rural, and Resort Planning
  • Sustainable Tourism Planning in Greece
  • Planning Project Studio 
  • City Design Policy 
  • Directed Studies in Turkey: Multi-Level Planning and Urban Design Studio (A six-credit study abroad program)

Areas of Expertise

Land use/environmental planning, urban design, growth management, historic preservation

Education, Licensure & Certifications

DEGREES HELD

  • 1996 Ph.D. in Environmental Studies Institute of Environmental Studies / Land Resources Program in University of Wisconsin - Madison. The dissertation title: “Official attitudes, regulation cultures, and practical interactions in design review: A study in Wisconsin's communities.” Study under the direction of Prof. Fahriye Sancar.
  • 1990 Master in Architecture; School of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, Ankara 
    Thesis: “A search for aesthetics of urban morphology” 
    Project title: Design of a sequence of urban terraces and plazas in historic center of Ankara. 
    Area of research and study: History of and theories in urban design.
  • 1987 Bachelor of Architecture, honors School of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, Ankara

Awards

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

  • October 2007 AIA Colorado North 2007 Mentor of the Year Award
  • July, 1995 Fifth Prize in the national competition for Opera House and Performing Arts Center in Ankara issued by the Turkish Ministry of Culture (Entry with a group formed by K. Onaran, Y. Eskinat, O. Arslan, H. Simsek)
  • October, 1989 Second Prize in the national competition of Commercial, Cultural and Recreational Complex in Kusadasi, issued by the Municipality of Kusadasi. (Entry with a group formed by K. Onaran, A. Uysal, A. Ergulec).
  • February, 1989 Fifth Prize in the national competition for Gaziantep Recreational Zone Master Plan issued by the Municipality of Gaziantep. (Entry with the Bademli Planning Team; R. Bademli, O. Kiral, Z. Ulkenli, F. Erkal)
  • October, 1988 First Prize in the national competition “Small House and Its Different Applications” issued by KAM (Housing Research Center) of METU.
  • February, 1988 Fourth Prize in the national competition “Conservation Master Plan for Castle District in Ankara” issued by the Municipality of Altindag, Ankara. (Entry with a group formed by A.O.Ozturk, K.Onaran, A.Ardicoglu, H.Butuner).

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Published poetry in several journals and anthologies. Received Second Prize in 2006 Baltimore Review’s annual poetry competition.
  • Performances as a tenor in early Music Singers of Colorado, singing a cappella choir music from 15th and 16th centuries.