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ARCH 101 Basic Design I 2 6 8
Introduction to the basic concepts and principles of design; exercises to develop mental and manual skills to cope with design problems; development of visual values for structuring and articulating two and three dimensional spatial compositions in different media.

 

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ARCH 102 Basic Design II 2 5 7
Study of problems in three dimensional design; introduction to the conceptualization and design of architectural space; study of space, architectural form and the relation of buildings with the environment. Prerequisite: ARCH 101.

 

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ARCH 123 Graphic Communication 2 2 4
Exercises in various presentation and rendering techniques -- orthographic, pictorial drawing and free-hand sketching; analytical study and presentation of natural and man-made environments; analysis of part/whole, figure/ground, form/structure, mass/space, form/function relations; analytical drawings of architectural forms chosen among historical and contemporary examples.

 

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ARCH 132 Introduction to Building Materials 3 0 4
Examination of common traditional building materials: stone and brick as unit materials; timber and steel as materials used in skeleton systems; composite materials such as concrete, polymers, plastics and vinyl, synthetics and lastly glass and paintings; the analysis and evaluation of their advantages, implementation techniques, and detail solutions.

 

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ARCH 141 Introduction to Architecture 3 0 4
Introduction to the scope and vocabulary of architecture; study of the design activity at different scales and levels of space; order and character of places; analysis of form, structure, use and meaning; physical and cultural influences on architectural form.

 

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ARCH 201 Architectural Design I 2 6 8
Studies for the identification of the elements of architectural design; design of a project that fulfills formal, functional and structural requirements as well as concerning spatial arrangements and relations with the environment. Prerequisites: ARCH 102.

 

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ARCH 202 Architectural Design II 2 6 8
Studies for the identification of the elements of architectural design. Prerequisites: ARCH 201.

 

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ARCH 231 Building Science and Technology I 2 2 5
Building components, components of masonry buildings and reinforced concrete (pre-cast reinforced concrete and concrete joints), and different types of foundations (point, mat and pile foundations).

 

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ARCH 232 Building Science and Technology II 2 2 5
Slabs (one-way, two-way, waffle, and flat slabs), floors (solid ground floor, reinforced concrete floor, timber floor); walls (walls, openings, wet spaces); roof and ceilings (load transferring roof, suspended roof with moisture and thermal protection, ceilings); stairs; doors and windows.

 

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ARCH 241 History of Architecture I 3 0 4
Major monuments and architectural developments in: prehistoric, Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Minoan, Mycenaean and Early Anatolian Civilizations; Classical Period (Greek and Roman); traditional structures; Early Christian and Byzantine Periods; Late Christian Period (Romanesque Period and Gothic Period); Ottoman Architecture Renaissance and Baroque Periods (and Turkish Baroque).

 

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ARCH 242 History of Architecture II 3 0 4
19th century architecture; early 20th century developments in architecture; the 20th century rationalism; pioneers of the 20th century architecture; modern period; late-modern period; post-modern period; de-constructivism.

 

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ARCH 244 Human, Space and Environment 3 0 4
Study of natural and human-made environments; study of the relationship between natural and human-made environments and human attitudes and needs; study of physical elements, scale and proportions that form a space; study of spatial perception and mobility in space; introduction to historical and contemporary perspectives in architectural discourse regarding space/place relationality and space/time relationality.

 

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ARCH 282 Digital Drawing and Representation Techniques 2 2 4
Introduction to the opportunities provided by the use of information and communication technologies in architectural design processes and architectural education; study of digital drawing and representation techniques; rendering and animation and their mix-use for two and three dimensional drawings; introduction to contemporary approaches to computer aided design.

 

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ARCH 284 Introduction to Digital Design 2 2 4
Computer aided design and fabrication tools, the relation between digital environments and architectural design process. Introduction to creative and generative design methods.

 

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ARCH 299 Architecture Practice I 0 0 5
Practice for a minimum number of working days; the practice should be related to the architecture discipline; the student is expected to submit a report based on the work experience and the knowledge and skills acquired.

 

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ARCH 301 Architectural Design III 2 6 8
Design of buildings informed by historical urban contexts and multi-faceted environmental conditions; analysis and design of settlement-dwelling relationships, buildings of functional complexity and spatial variety; analysis and design of architectonic interpretations of structural systems; study of space/structural systems relations, thermal performance, climatic and acoustical control and user needs. Prerequisites: ARCH 202.

 

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ARCH 302 Architectural Design IV 2 6 8
Functional analysis and spatial planning; contextual concerns and urban design issues; the relationships between public, semi-public and private spaces; specialized programmatic elements and their spatial configurations (such as conference halls, offices, libraries, hospitals, etc); structural solutions with regard to repeating units, circulation patterns, integration of building systems, accessibility and ergonomics. Prerequisites: ARCH 301.

 

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ARCH 322 Architectural Modeling 2 2 4
Conventional and contemporary architectural representation models; techniques of model making, and conceptual models.

 

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ARCH 331 Building Science and Technology III 2 2 5
Covering materials on buildings, exterior and interior spaces, horizontal and vertical surfaces; heat and sound insulation in floors, windows and doors; light weight interior walls -- stud partitions, drywalls, prefabricated modular panels; curtain wall, suspended ceilings; fireplace, chimney, still, expansion solutions; open space components and solutions; surface covering materials, sanitary, installation, cabinets, units for bathrooms and kitchens.

 

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ARCH 332 Building Construction Project 2 3 5
The preparation of constructional drawings of an architectural project as a given project subject -- preliminary drawing, constructional drawing, and shuttering plans; preparation of architectural drawing standards in various phases of a project. Prerequisites: ARCH 331.

 

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ARCH 351 Principles of City Planning and Urban Design 3 0 5
Definition and evaluation of the city, its development and components including activities, functions, movement channels and corresponding physical forms; historical background of city planning and urban design, land-use plan, transportation plan, planning in different scales, visual analysis of the city, administrative aspects.

 

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ARCH 372 Conservation of Historical Buildings and Sites 3 0 5
The discussion and evaluation of the historical background of preservation and restoration approaches in different countries; the discussion and evaluation of the theoretical approaches towards preservation and restoration in historical and contemporary scenes.

 

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ARCH 382 Architecture and Digital Design 2 3 5
Computer aided design tools, creative and generative design methods and form generations.

 

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ARCH 399 Architecture Practice II 0 0 5
Practice for a minimum number of working days; the practice should be related to the architecture discipline; the student is expected to submit a report based on the work experience and the knowledge and skills acquired.

 

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ARCH 401 Architectural Design V 2 6 8
Advanced level of architectural design problems with an emphasis on multifunctional urban context and complex building organizations; use of advanced design computational techniques – techniques of both design and representation. Prerequisites: ARCH 302.

 

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ARCH 402 Architectural Design VI 2 6 8
Advanced studies integrating architectural design theory and practice that influence the shaping of built environment; personalized processes of data collection, analysis and building programming which reflect the nature and interests of designers; application of knowledge about structures, detailing and construction all through the design process; study of complicated programs for buildings and building groups in complicated environments, and finding relevant design solutions. Prerequisites: ARCH 401.

 

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ARCH 412 Portfolio Design 2 2 5
Different representation modes and portfolio design; architectural model photography techniques, page formats and graphical design methods.

 

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ARCH 430 Introduction to Architectural Engineering 3 0 5
Nature of structures and basic concepts; classification of structures: architecture-structure alliance in buildings; design of structural systems for large indoor spaces; description of the basic distinction between forms through the evolution of the art of structural systems; introduction to tall buildings; introduction to transportation structures.

 

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ARCH 431 Modern Turkish Architecture 3 0 5
Study of Turkish architecture in the Republican period, First National Architecture Movement and Second National Architecture Movement; study of the influence of European architects on Turkish architecture; study of the rise of international style; study of the design philosophies of leading modern Turkish architects.

 

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ARCH 434 Project Management 3 0 5
Study of the principles, techniques and tools on the subject of project management (cost, quality, time, productivity and decision making concepts; the related phases of a building project including project inception, design, construction, operation and maintenance; planning, scheduling, and estimating issues; project leadership and teamwork issue; human resource management); introduction to the fundamentals of the construction industry; introduction to the legislative and technical documents regarding the development of project offers, tenders and specifications.

 

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ARCH 441 Environmental Aesthetics 3 0 5
Introduction to the aesthetics of the natural and built environments. Discussions on the historical roots of environmental aesthetics and/or on its connections to environmental ethics. Address to environmental aesthetics through a philosophical perspective by focusing on aesthetic theory. Study of our aesthetic appreciation of the environment drawing on case studies in national and international contexts. Discussions on the relation of aesthetics to architectural design. Formal, schematic and symbolic problems regarding environmental aesthetics.

 

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ARCH 443 Cinematic Architecture 3 0 5
Interaction between architecture and cinema and its development as a representation mode. Representation of architecture in cinema is discussed with case studies depending on space, movement and time notions. Early modern architecture, modern and post modern and futuristic styles are analyzed within film genre characteristics and cinematographic techniques like framing, continuity, and montage and editing.

 

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ARCH 445 Philosophical Topics in Architectural Discourse 3 0 5
Study of philosophical approaches which have influenced the theory and praxis of architecture (Positivism, phenomenology, hermeneutics, structuralism). Discussions in epistemology, ethics and aesthetics.

 

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ARCH 481 Special Topics in Architecture I 3 0 5
Special topics of current interest which are not included within the other courses of architecture. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

 

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ARCH 482 Special Topics in Architecture I 3 0 5
Special topics of current interest which are not included within the other courses of architecture. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

 

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ARCH 490 Architecture Research Project 1 0 5
Guided research in one of the current research areas in architecture. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.