Architecture Doctorate Program


ARCH 601  Research Methods and Ethics in Architectural Studies (3-0) 3

On one hand it is intended to introduce theories that can be used in architectural research by readings and classroom discussions. On the other hand, it is expected that students define a research problem in the fields of architecture-design-planning, achieve a literature research, accomplish field studies such as measurements and interviews, and evaluate the data obtained through scientific methods.

ARCH 690  Seminar (0-0) 0

It is a non-credit, compulsory course. It aims to provide students with an academic discussion and sharing environment on the areas they are interested in and plan to work as a thesis topic. Within the scope of this course, each student is expected to conduct scientific research on current information, discussions and resources in their area of interest. Students present these studies orally and in writing at the end of the semester. At the end of this course, it is aimed that the students will be able to master the current information, discussions and literature in the field they are interested in and plan to work at the thesis stage.

ARCH 696 Ph.D. Qualification Studies and Exam (0-0) 0
ARCH 699 Thesis (0-0) 0

This course is the main course of the doctorate program. It is a non-credit, compulsory course. It covers the thesis study of the students whose thesis has been approved under the supervision of their advisors. At the end of this course, the student is expected to complete his thesis in accordance with academic and ethical criteria and the Institute of Science Writing Rules.

ARCH 610 History and Theory of Museology(3-0) 3

In this course, firstly, the emergence of the museum as an idea and its transformation will be discussed in the historical perspective and the focus will be on issues related with contemporary museology. Among others following themes will be discussed: the functions of collecting, preserving, compiling, interpreting and exhibiting; museums’ roles as cultural and educational institutions; the relationship of the museum with the city and social and political events; museum and ethical issues. Following the thematic and critical readings Museology in Turkey will be evaluated.

ARCH 611 Late Antique and Byzantine Architecture (3-0) 3

This course aims to look at the Roman World in the Late Antiquity, the continuation of Eastern Rome in the Middle Ages, and its neighbors with architectural and city-based reading. The handling of the Late Antiquity and the Early Byzantine period, especially through housing and the city, will follow the overview of the Iustinianos period, the “Dark Centuries”, the Middle Byzantine Period and the Late Byzantine periods. While discussing these periods, architectural plans, facades, top covers, spatial approaches and materials will be compared between periods. The changes in the practical and symbolic functions of the architecture will be examined in a similar way in the general framework.

ARCH 612 Critical Analysis on Architectural Historiography (3-0) 3

In this course, traditional approaches to Architectural Historiography and recent studies that offer alternatives to these, as well as new perspectives brought to the field today will be discussed. Critical readings will be made on disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies. In this context, the borders and interactions between the Architectural History, History, Art History, Cultural History, and Social History studies will be examined. 

ARCH 613 Politics, Ideologies and Building Strategies in Ottoman Period (3-0) 3

The main aim of this course is to examine the building activities that continued with various changes and transformations in the Ottoman Empire from the 15th century to the end of the 18th century, together with the ideological and political events behind them. In this long period, it is aimed to emphasize the direct effects of the cultural changes of the Ottoman empire on the building activities.

ARCH 614 Decision Process in Design (3-0) 3

The aim of this course is to provide the student with the experience of realizing design solutions through logical processes based on reasoning and analysis. For this, the decision support systems used in the past and present in architecture and nearby areas will be discussed. Then, a system suitable for architecture and especially for the solution of the problem of option assessment will be handled, and students will gain experience by practicing on an example they will determine.

ARCH 615 Project Management (3-0) 3

The building acquisition process is a complex and long-term process in which project stakeholders work together. Planning, design, construction, use, repair and demolition stages are integral parts of this complex process. Within the scope of this course, managerial principles will be discussed in the success of a project, from the planning phase to the demolition phase of the building. Effective use of project resources, coordination between stakeholders, time, quality, cost management, analysis of risk factors throughout the stages are the main topics to be covered in this course. It is also aimed to support theoretical knowledge with practical applications by making case studies of all concepts of project management.

ARCH 616 Principles of Design, Assessment and Certification of Green Buildings(3-0) 3

Today, increasing population, decreasing resources, and increasing energy needs of societies force human beings to review their production processes in many areas. The structures we live in are also affected by the reduction of world resources in both construction and usage and the release of all kinds of waste and harmful gases created during the usage. Although it has entered our lives for a quarter of a century, the concept of sustainability is one of the most thought and discussed topics for building acquisition processes. Within the scope of this course, it is aimed to discuss the concept of green building, which gives importance to the use of renewable energy resources, where the use of resources and waste is reduced, recycling can be achieved, reuse is encouraged. In addition, it is also aimed to investigate green building evaluation criteria, classify increasing and changing criteria, and analyze comparable methods. Finally, with practical examples, it is aimed to introduce green building rating certificates and transfer their properties, which are widely used today.

ARCH 617 Advanced Applications of Building Performance Evaluation (3-0) 3

The aim of this course is to understand the performance-based approach in buildings, to research ways to design high-performance buildings in a cost-effective and environmentally sensitive manner, to provide research and analysis of methods that can be used in the evaluation of building performance, to provide information about computer-based evaluation tools (performance simulations) to provide an understanding of the usage strategies of the tools.

ARCH 618 Global Climate Change Combat and Adaption Strategies in Architecture (3-0) 3

Today, buildings are responsible for more than half of the world’s energy consumption and contribute to the causes of climate change – with CO2 emissions they trigger. One of the important concerns of the future of architectural designs is the issue of how the emissions from the built environment can be mitigated and how buildings and their users will adapt to the shifts of the global and local climate simultaneously. Within this framework, the aim of the course is to examine the causes and possible consequences of global climate change through the built environment and to develop architectural design predictions and open them to discussion in the context of climate change scenarios.

ARCH 619 Fundamentals of Finite Element Modelling for Architectural Structures (3-0) 3

This course aims to acquire the knowledge and skills of Finite Element Analysis, which will assist PhD students who are thinking about studying structural systems in their studies. The course will be built on the basis of static, strength, structural analysis and structural design knowledge that architecture students receive at the undergraduate level. By modeling the basic structural behavior of the structures against static and dynamic loads, it will enable the data to be obtained to be used in thesis studies. Within the scope of the course, the elements forming structural systems will be modeled within the frame of stick, shell and solid object logic and analysis of them will be transferred under linear elastic and spectrum loads.

ARCH 620 Earthquake Resistant Architectural Structures and Seismic Isolation Techniques (3-0) 3

This course aims to equip students with seismic design principles and abilities to assist their PhD students who are interested in studying earthquake-resistant architectural design and disaster management. The course will be built on the basis of static, strength, structural analysis and structural design knowledge that architecture students receive at the undergraduate level. Within the scope of the course, the positive and negative effects of architectural design decisions on the structural behavior of the buildings will be examined with numerical modeling methods, and special emphasis will be placed on active and passive seismic isolation techniques.

ARCH 621 Theoretical Foundations of Design Thinking and Learning (3-0) 3

This course aims to investigate and discuss theories about design thinking and design learning process. The content of the design problem, content and evaluation of the design process, design methods and strategies, protocol analysis method; and theories on the use of field knowledge of the design area will be discussed.

ARCH 622 Cultural Origins of Human Cognition and Its Implications for Architectural Design (3-0) 3

This course aims to discuss the theoretical debates and research results on the effect of cultural knowledge in architectural design in the light of the cognitive theories developed on the cultural origins of human cognition. Within the scope of the course, the effect of culture on biological and cultural inheritance, cultural learning processes, linguistic communication and symbolic representation tools, the effect of culture on cognition and cultural cognition, architecture as a communication tool, the effect of cultural knowledge on the formation and interpretation of architectural design, and theories on the place of culture in architectural education will be discussed.

ARCH 623 Conservation and Society  (3-0) 3

In this course, discussions are conducted on the main idea that conservation processes can be constructed more efficiently and successfully by examining the cultural heritage and the different aspects of the social relationship. How the value judgments that form the architectural heritage in the society are formed, how the perception of value is formed with examples, how many of the values defined in the literature find a response in Turkish society, how the concept of architectural heritage that has been interfered with is evaluated by the society, the effect of the education level of society on the protection processes are discussed through examples. Students are expected to contribute by producing personal case based studies.

ARCH 624 Construction Techniques & Materials in Historical Structures (3-0) 3

It is aimed to develop discussions that will form a basis for the course on topics such as periodic differentiation of materials and construction techniques in historical buildings, local construction techniques and material terminology in Anatolia, special details of traditional architecture depending on the regions, the relationship between construction technique and the use of materials with earthquake resistance. In the long term, it is aimed to create a history of building materials and construction techniques that can be the document of our country’s building culture. Students are expected to contribute to the lesson by producing personal studies on the subjects.

ARCH 625 Learning From Historical Structures (3-0) 3

It is planned to conduct a lesson in which observations are made related to positive or negative changes in different periods of the visited architectural heritage since the date of its construction to today and the effect of space-society relationship on the shaping of spaces. Students are expected to contribute to the course by presenting their personal observations about the subjects in drawings and notes.