Onur Ozkaya

Senior Lecturer, Interior Design

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences

Department:Cambridge School of Art

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Interior design

Courses taught: Interior Design

Onur Ozkaya is a senior lecturer in interior design. He specialises in advanced digital design techniques and technologies in the field of architecture and design.

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Onur, who's British-Turkish, started experimenting with furniture and industrial design as an architecture student. His research and practice have been focusing on geometry, materials and complex manufacturing techniques to explore intelligent design solutions in our built environment. He completed his graduate degree at the Architectural Association, London.

He worked at Foster + Partners in London from 2007 to 2009, specialising in developing advanced prototyping and manufacturing solutions on various projects. Since then, Onur's worked across a wide range of disciplines, developing many consumer products from furniture to various architectural commissions. In addition to his design practice, he has also been actively teaching at several institutions in UK (Bournemouth, Nottingham, London Met, Architectural Association, Regents).

Research interests

  • Algorithmic design thinking
  • BIM
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Furniture design

Areas of research supervision

  • Furniture design
  • Interior architecture
  • Digital manufacturing


  • MSc, Emergent Technologies + Design, Architectural Association School of Architecture
  • BFA, Interior Architecture + Environmental Design, Bilkent University

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member, Smart Geometry
  • Member, Interior Educators

Selected recent publications

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March 2011, BM 03, EDV Magazine, Generative Design, P. 90

Online features

Onur Ozkaya, 2013, Experimental Furniture, Blurb Inc. , (E-book), iTunes.

Filippetti J. , (Designboom), 2011, Lawrence Lek + Onur Ozkaya: Twins.

(Designboom), 2011, 3013 Installation.

(Dezeen Magazine), 2011, 3013 Installation at the Architectural Association.