Gülnur Ballice is an associate professor in the Department of Interior Architecture & Environmental Design at Yasar University, İzmir, Turkey. She obtained her undergraduate, master’s and PhD degrees from the Department of Architecture at Dokuz Eylül University, Middle East Technical University and Dokuz Eylül University, respectively. She also worked in architectural firms between 1991 and 2005. She started her academic career as an instructor at Yaşar University in 2005 and was appointed to assistant professorship in 2006. . She held the position of Department Head between 2006 and 2013. In 2016, she was promoted to associate professorship. She is the coordinator of second year interior design studio since 2014. Her main research topics include urban transformation/renewal, urban identity, creative housing approaches, the history and theory of modern architecture/interior architecture/design, housing and culture, interior design education and healthcare interiors.