Architecture is accepted as an art which pursues efficacy; as an applied science and technology; and as a profession which aims to achieve high quality of life by designing and constructing artificial environments. In accordance with all these definitions the architectural education is structured on necessary theoretical and practice based courses and architectural design studios.
The Architectural Education is four years. In this period, the compulsory courses are introduced in terms of understanding of the architectural concepts, perceiving and criticizing the space, and being informed about design principles, history of architecture, environment, structure and construction, and construction technologies. The architectural design studios, which bring the history–culture–theory knowledge together, aim to enable the students to create their own architectural designs which are innovative and can be realized. The theory and practice based two working drawing studios give an opportunity to combine structure–construction–technology–environment knowledge. At the same time to develop the artistic and technical skills of the students hand drawing and computer courses are placed in the education programme. In the computer based courses various architectural presentation and drawing programmes are intensively taught.
It is clear that structures in towns which we lived, must be designed with a new perspective. From this point on our department, aims to promote candidate architects the sensibility about natural and historic environment, awareness of the user's different expectations, using technology effectively and designing the structure of the 21st century. It is important that our students have the knowledge and skills about the history of the geography and social characteristics where they live, also ingenuity that can be served anywhere in the world is our most important mission. The profession limits, that aim to students equipped with, add to this mission loaded into the scale of considered in a broad context to the buildings on the parcel is complex structure of the settlement and metropolitan areas.
With regard to the university’s goal of leaving a mark “in the future,” great importance is given to inter-disciplinary collaboration, the production of scientific studies at both national and international standards, ensure that the students are fully-equipped for this profession, not only by acquisition of knowledge but also by developing an awareness to social responsibilities that the profession calls for. In order to realize these goals, the education program submits an active learning environment.
Prof. Dr. Tahsin TURGAY
Chair of Department