Assistant Professor Kutay Guler is an award-winning NCIDQ licensed interior architect and academician based in Manhattan, KS. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Bilkent University – Turkey, Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design in 2006 and 2009 respectively. He completed his Proficiency in Fine Arts (Ph.D. equivalent) degree at Anadolu University – Turkey, Department of Interior Architecture in 2012. He earned his Associate Professorship title from the Inter-University Council of Turkey in 2017. In 2018, he joined Kansas State University, Department of Interior Architecture and Product Design. His research focuses on the intersection of environmental design dynamics and digital tools. He has also pursued a freelance design career since 2006, during which he completed over 60 commercial and residential interiors along with numerous industrial design, landscape design, and architectural visualization projects for an international clientele.