Profile

Deveci, Gokay
Title: Professor
First Name: Gökay
Surname: Deveci
Position: Professor in Architecture
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263714 or +44 (0)7971 989206
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Teaching Interests

Gokay Deveci RIBA FRIAS is a chartered architect and holds a professorial chair at the School. He has an international reputation for his expertise in affordable and sustainable low energy housing. He also runs ‘the next home’  studio unit in  the final year of architecture course, which focuses on researching ‘Resilient City and Towns’, including looking at 21st century housing typologies to creating places and communities for better living.

Research Interests

He is an established member of the IDEAS Research Institute. His main contribution to research has been in the field of innovative housing design, especially relating to low cost solutions that uses appropriate technology and building materials.  He has proved that sustainable and energy efficient design is possible on a restricted budget and ‘affordability’ has not been achieved at the expense of design or construction quality. His research-based practice has designed and built a number of low energy housing projects since 1990, including the first ever social housing project in Britain that has met the 'Passivhaus' energy standards.

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His projects have been ground breaking and have won a series of prestigious design awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) and the Saltire Society. He has been a frequent speaker at conferences both at home and abroad. His innovative housing designs have featured widely in publications, journals and at major exhibitions.  He is currently serving as a member of judging panels for awards given by the Saltire Society, World Architecture News (WAN), and local councils.  

  • Rural and Urban Housing Design
  • Affordable Housing
  • Low Energy Housing  Design /  Passivhaus
  • Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE)
  • Prefabricated Timber Construction

Key Funding From External Sources

Currently funded projects include:

  • ID437 Development Low Carbon Housing
  • ID435 Tigh Na Cladach POE Study (Joint application with Glasgow School of Architecture)
  • Technology Strategy Board, Building Performance Evaluation, Tranche 4, Domestic, TSB Application Number: 1102-FS1-LIB-BPED-70207,   Project Title: Tigh-Na-Cladach affordable housing: 1 Passivhaus home and 2 number low-energy homes (Joint application with Glasgow School of Architecture)
  • KTP Application: SMC, Sylvan  Stuart Ltd, timber engineers and manufacturers
  • Various Research and Consultancy  fundings  relating to low energy design

Design Awards

Professor Deveci has consistently won international and national design awards over the last twelve years for both private and social housing:

International Design Awards

  • ECOLA Awards 2010 - special merit for carbon-optimised building
  • WAN Awards 2010 - Residential (Final shortlist)
  • European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2007, Nominated (Lotte Glob House)
  • New York Water Front Award. 1989.  Awarded First Prize (£10K)

National Design Awards

  • RIBA Awards 2011  (Tigh Na Cladach, Dunoon)
  • Scottish Design Award 2011 - Best Sustainable Design  (Tigh Na Cladach, Dunoon)
  • Scottish Design Award 2011 - Best Affordable Housing  (Tigh Na Cladach, Dunoon)
  • ASA Design Awards 2010 - Residential Award (Tigh Na Cladach, Dunoon)
  • ASA Design Awards 2010 - Sustainability Award (Tigh Na Cladach, Dunoon)
  • GIA Awards 2010 - Residential Commendation (Tigh Na Cladach, Dunoon)
  • GIA Awards 2010 - Sustainability Award (Tigh Na Cladach, Dunoon)
  • RIAS Best Building in Scotland Award 2010 Shortlisted (Tigh Na Cladach, Dunoon)
  • The Saltire Society Housing Design Awards 2010 Commendation (Tigh Na Cladach, Dunoon)
  • Aberdeenshire Design Award 2008 - Sustainability(Spooner House,Mmidmar)
  • Aberdeenshire Design Award 2008 - Housing (Spooner House,Mmidmar)
  • The Saltire Society Housing Design Awards 2006 - Shortlist (Kashentroch, Banchory
  • Aberdeenshire Design Award 2006 - Sustainability
  • Aberdeenshire Design Award 2006 - Housing
  • RIBA  (Royal Institute of British Architects) Awards 2005 - Award (A’Chrannag, Rothesay)
  • Scottish Design Award 2005, Best Affordable Housing Project- Award (A’Chrannag, Rothesay)
  • The Saltire Society Housing Design Awards 2004 - Design Award (Lotte Glob House, Durness)
  • RIAS Best Building in Scotland  Award 2004 (Public vote winner & runner up) (Lotte Glob House, Durness)
  • Scottish Design Awards 2004, Northern Exposure Award (Lotte Glob House, Durness)
  • Scottish Design Awards 2004, Best Housing Project under £500,000, Award (Lotte Glob House, Durness)
  • RIBA - Homes for Learning Competition 2002- Special Mention Award (Design Competition)
  • Saltire 2001 Housing Design  Award (shortlisted) (Affordable Housing Research project at Kincardine O’Neil)
  • The RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) Award 2000 ( shortlisted) (Affordable Housing Research project at Kincardine O’Neil)
  • Aberdeenshire Design Awards 2000 - Housing Award (Affordable Housing Research project at Kincardine O’Neil)
  • Aberdeenshire Design Awards 2000 - Sustainability Award (The ‘Van Midden’ House, near Stonehaven)
  • The Velux & Architectural Journal ‘Lifetime’ Housing’, 2000, Commendation (Design Competition)
  • The Velux & Architectural Journal ‘Lifetime’ Housing’ 1999, Commendation (Design Competition)
  • The 2000 Housing & Environmental Innovation Award, by CIH, Awards (The ‘Zero-Heating’ Home, Aberdeen)
  • The RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) Award 1999- Award (The ‘Van Midden’ House, near Stonehaven)
  • 2000 Homes Innovation Award by DETR Construction Best Practice Programme (Affordable Housing Research project at Kincardine O’Neil)

    

Key Publications

  1. Musau, Filbert, and Deveci, Gokay, (2011) From Targets to Occupied Low Carbon Homes: Assessing the Challenges of Delivering Low Carbon Affordable Housing. 
  2. Scott, J., Deveci, G., Brogden, W. (2007) The Development of the Index 21 Housing Layout Tool: The Assessment of Non-Monetary Environmental Benefit, International Conference on Whole Life Urban Sustainability and its Assessment (SueMOT).July 2007
  3. Scott, J. Deveci G, and Martin, P. (2005) Low-impact housing design in Scotland, World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC), Aberdeen, May 2005
  4. Scott, J., Deveci, G., Edge, M., Martin, P., (2001) Towards Zero-Heating: Affordable Models for Environmentally Friendly Housing in Scotland, Laying Siege to Toytown, RIAS Conference, Dundee.
  5. Deveci, G., J, Scott. (2000) Cold Comfort: The ‘Zero-Heating’ House. The journal of British Institute of Architectural Technologists, issue 3, pp 8-9. ISSN 1361-326X.
  6. Edge, M., Deveci, G. and Slaven, G.(1998) The Adaptive House in Rural Housing Policy: Removing Barriers Through Design Participation and Flexibility, European Network for Housing Research Biennial Conference, Cardiff, September, 1998
  7. Edge, M. and Deveci, G.,(1998) From the Special to the Universal in Design for People with Dementia; Housing Design and Culture in Rural Scotland, APS Conference, Eindhoven July, 1998, Symposium on: Environments for People with Dementia; A Cross Cultural Perspective on Research and Applications
  8. Deveci, G., Edge, M., Slaven, G. and Baxter, S.,(1998) Participation and the Adaptive House, EDRA 29, St Louis, People, places and Public Policy
  9. Edge, H.M. Deveci, G. Slaven, G.A. and Baxter, S.H. (1997) Spatial Flexibility in Social Housing: Choice and Management in the Adaptive House, EDRA 28/1997, Space Design and Management for Place Making, Montreal, May 1997.
  10. Paterson G., Deveci G. (1997) Exploring Technology by Design. The journal of British Institute of Architectural technologists. Issue 30, pp 6-7.
  11. Edge, M., Slaven,G. and Deveci, G.,(1997) Housing Design for the Independence of the Rural Elderly in the Context of Care in the Community - Elderly Power in the 21st Century, British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference, Bristol, 19-21 September 1997.