»Zühre Sü Gül

With an enthusiasm of providing the world class acoustical consultancy services on the field of architectural acoustics and for contribution to the profession by academic research, Zühre co-founded the company in 2009 together with Prof. Çalışkan which has later on embellished by a talented and productive team of architects and mechanical engineers. Over hundred projects completed within few years on room and building acoustics, noise and vibration control, together with many research papers published on acoustical materials and acoustical design solutions; the success stories and positive feedbacks from the clients and users are her major satisfactions.

 

The architectural practice years of her, after graduation from Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2002, were then followed by double Master degrees on acoustics - while, at the time she carried out teaching and research assistantships in related universities. Her Master of Fine Arts degree from the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, at Bilkent University, Turkey, with a specialization on amphitheater acoustics, was later supported by a Master of Science degree from one of the unique graduate programs on architectural and engineering acoustics at Rennselear Poltechnic Instiute (RPI), NY where she focused on acoustical coupling. With her academic background and couple of professional recognitions received in US, Zühre continued her carrier with Russ Berger Design Group (RBDG), in Dallas, the frontier design team on recording studios and broadcast facilities in the US. Currently being the Pesident of MEZZO Stüdyo, Zühre controls the firm activities on both administrative and technical grounds, while simultaneously pursuing her PhD studies at the department of Architecture in METU, with a concentration on multi-slope sound energy decay investigations on domed historical  structures. She is also a part-time instructor tutoring  acoustics, fire and basic design classes in the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design at Bilkent University.

 

With greater academic and governmental incentives as of deserved until today, Zühre is looking forward to locate the firm in highly recognized grounds in the world, both in the field of architectural acoustics profession and acoustical material research. To her vision, advancing MEZZO laboratory with high-tech equipments and software, as well as building up the MEZZO research team with specialist are all for serving people for higher standards or higher expectancy of life, with assisting their understanding of what the acoustics and acoustical comfort levels are.  On the personal side, her upmost interest is her 3 years old son, namely - the inexhaustible energy factory Manas -, for whom all the spare time is allocated for, together with his precious father Murat who, as well is one of the major motivators for business innovations of the firm.

  Education
PhD, Building Science, Middle East Technical University, 2015   Master of Science, Architectural Acoustics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), 2006   Master of Fine Arts, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, Bilkent University, 2004   Bachelor of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2002   Ankara Yüce Science High School, 1997 ...
  Publications
Sü Gül, Zühre, Thesis PhD., "Assessment of Non-Exponential Sound Energy Decays within Multi-Domed Monuments by Numerical and Experimental Methods",  Middle East Technical University, Department of Architecture, January 2015, Ankara, Turkey.   Sü Gül, Zühre.  “Konforun Üç Bilinmeyenli Denklemi 2014, 3. Bölüm, X: Akustik”. Konsept Projeler, 42 (2014): 98-108.   Su Gul, Zuhre, Mehmet Caliskan and Ayse Tavukcuoglu,“Geçmişten Günümüze Süleymaniye Camii Akustiği”...
   Professional Affiliations
Acoustical Society of America (MASA) Architectural Chamber of Turkey (TMMOB) ...
  Professional Recognition
2006 Medalist - Robert. B. Newman Award for Merit in Architectural Acoustics Acoustical Society of America - Second Prize, Best Student Paper Award, 2006 Acoustical Society of America - Commendation, Student Design Competition, 2006 ...