Wrap-up discussion


  • Oya Atalay Franck Zurich University of Applied Sciences





The mission of the European Association for Architectural Education EAAE is to advance the quality of architectural education in Europe and thus of architecture in general. The EAAE is a forum for the generation and dissemination of knowledge and information on all aspects of architectural education and architectural research. The Annual Conferences of EAAE would not be possible without a member school stepping in, taking the responsibility of organizing the event for EAAE, working very closely with the president and the council. In 2019, we were very thankful for the commitment and generous support of the University of Zagreb, whose efforts brought together the representatives of over 130 architecture schools from all over Europe here in the capital of Croatia. We were also proud to be part of the celebrations of the Zagreb School of Architecture’s centennial establishment. With each of the EAAE annual gathering, as well as with our other formats such as the recently held first EAAE/ACSA Teachers Conference or the EAAE/ARCC Research Conference, we reach beyond the geographical boundaries of our individual institutional settings, addressing all educators, researchers and administrators who engage themselves for high quality architectural education. 

How to Cite

Atalay Franck, O. (2020). Foreword. EAAE Annual Conference Proceedings, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.51588/eaaeacp.48



Author Biography

Oya Atalay Franck, Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Oya Atalay Franck is president of the EAAE - European Association for Architectural Education since 2017. She is an architect, architectural historian and educator. She is Professor of Architecture and the Dean of the School of Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering as well as Head of Continuing Education at ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Winterthur, Switzerland. She has taught theory and history of architecture as well as design studio at Rensselaer (Troy NY), Bilkent (Ankara) and ETH (Zürich). She acts as an expert in various national scientific bodies, such as SNF, FWO and DFF, in advisory boards and peer review committees, as well as in auditing boards for education and research quality for schools of architecture, civil engineering and urban planning in several European countries. She is a founding member of the EAAE Education Academy as well as a founding member and former coordinator of the ARENA Architectural Research Network.