FİLİZ SÖNMEZ; B.Arch., M.Arch., PhD.
Dr. Filiz Sönmez, received her B. Arch. degree from the Department of Architecture at Erciyes University in 2000 and her M. Arch. degree from the Department of Architecture at METU in 2006. She completed her Ph.D. in Architectural History at Yıldız Technical University in 2012, Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Sönmez studied at the University of Florida, School of Architecture as a visiting scholar in 2010. Her areas of interests are domestic architecture, interior design, architectural and oral history, and theory of modern architecture. She was a visiting scholar for her post-doctoral studies at La Sapienza University, Rome in 2013. She researched Luigi Moretti and his “Casa del Girasole” within the concept of interior design and domestic space. With a background in architectural history, Dr. Sonmez is seeking out innovative ways to improve public interest in historic domestic architecture. Her most recent preservation project was a case study she conducted as a visiting scholar at the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, researching a resident of the Duck Pond District in 2016.