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Message From The Chairperson

Asst. Prof. Dr. Ayşegül AKÇAY KAVAKOĞLUThe grounding principles of the Department of Architecture at Istanbul Kemerburgaz University are to embrace an innovative and creative educational approach, follow recent developments in architecture at national and international contexts, support and encourage interdisciplinary academic research, and work for integrating experiences of research and practice. 


Within the framework of a learner-centered educational approach, it is aimed to maintain the active participation of students to the learning process, encourage learning by doing, and develop skills of establishing associations, making criticism, interpretation, and synthesis. The ultimate objective is, thus, to enhance the efficiency and continuity of learning. Architectural curriculum is composed of courses connecting theory and practice with the aim of developing both generic and subject-specific competences of students. Area elective, humanities and social sciences, and free elective courses together with the opportunities of minor or double major programs encourage the development of a holistic approach to architecture.

Istanbul Kemerburgaz University Department of Architecture aims to educate its students as open-minded individuals, critical inquirers and creative designers who possess ethical, societal and environmental responsibilities. The graduates are envisioned to play active roles in related professional and academic fields as problem solvers and pioneers of innovations in Turkey and the world.

The language of instruction is English in order to pursue the constantly changing and growing field of knowledge. Academic staff is composed of competent and highly motivated specialists from varying fields of interests. Design studios, model making atelier, PC laboratory, library, and conference hall serve for architectural education at Mahmutbey Campus.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Ayşegül AKÇAY KAVAKOĞLU