Ia Kupatadze

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School of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Architecture Program

Associate Professor, Head of Architecture Program, An Architect

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Ia Kupatadze is an Associate Professor and Head of Architectural Program (BA and MA) at School of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Ilia State University (ISU). Ia started to work on the architecture program development in 2009 and has been working on the program’s development ever since. Today, ISU has 86 Bachelor’s degree students and 25 Master’s students. Ia’s daily job is to teach, research, and work with students. She also, as a head of an architectural program, has to work on the curriculum development, administer the program, and establish collaboration among national or international universities (architectural programs). Ia’s personal interest is sustainable architecture. Her dissertation dealt with issues such: what changes has sustainable architecture development brought in construction field; is architecture less aesthetically pleasing but more environmentally friendly or vice versa, or both; and are we going back to fundamentals – to vernacular architecture.
Ia holds a Ph.D. from Georgia Technical University (Tbilisi, Georgia) and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia (Athens, GA, USA). Ia was a Fulbright Scholar at Cornell University (USA) from 2013 to 2014. She has also prepared several international workshops for ISU students and been a group leader of several international student workshops.
Ia was awarded an IREX University Administration Support Program Grant in 2011. She serves as a US government exchange program alumni association board member.


სამეცნიერო ინტერესის სფეროები

  • Sustainable architecture
  • Urban development and ecological problems
  •  Similarities between contemporary and vernacular architeture regarding sustainable problems

About

Ia Kupatadze is an Associate Professor and Head of Architectural Program (BA and MA) at School of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Ilia State University (ISU). Ia started to work on the architecture program development in 2009 and has been working on the program’s development ever since. Today, ISU has 86 Bachelor’s degree students and 25 Master’s students. Ia’s daily job is to teach, research, and work with students. She also, as a head of an architectural program, has to work on the curriculum development, administer the program, and establish collaboration among national or international universities (architectural programs). Ia’s personal interest is sustainable architecture. Her dissertation dealt with issues such: what changes has sustainable architecture development brought in construction field; is architecture less aesthetically pleasing but more environmentally friendly or vice versa, or both; and are we going back to fundamentals – to vernacular architecture.
Ia holds a Ph.D. from Georgia Technical University (Tbilisi, Georgia) and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia (Athens, GA, USA). Ia was a Fulbright Scholar at Cornell University (USA) from 2013 to 2014. She has also prepared several international workshops for ISU students and been a group leader of several international student workshops.
Ia was awarded an IREX University Administration Support Program Grant in 2011. She serves as a US government exchange program alumni association board member.


Research interests

  • Sustainable architecture
  • Urban development and ecological problems
  •  Similarities between contemporary and vernacular architeture regarding sustainable problems