USC Cinematic Arts

Guvenc Ozel is an internationally renowned architect practicing in Los Angeles and Vienna. He is the principal of Ozel Office, an interdisciplinary design firm operating in Los Angeles and Istanbul. Among other awards, he received David Taylor Memorial Prize and James Gamble Rogers Memorial Scholarship from the Yale University. He taught at Yale and Woodbury Universities and he is the director of the IDEAS Lab in UCLA. He has developed numerous kinetic installations that explore the relationship between architecture, movement and human thought, asking whether kinetic architecture could establish a direct connection with user thoughts and reconfigure its physical boundaries accordingly.