Ankara is changing rapidly and beset with developmental issues involving growth, sprawl, economic stagnation and stratification, a dearth of open space, congested transport, environmental degradation, as well as socio-cultural isolation. In our continuing search for “sustainable” design and planning solutions, we must consider an array of urban issues. Pedagogically, this project offers us an excellent opportunity to expose students to complex, multifaceted, real-world professional experiences. Many urban mobility, infrastructural and open space deficiencies throughout the city are being identified and discussed. The studio team will collaboratively generated, explored and synthesized alternative urban and site specific architectural concepts that address the creation of a sustainable and livable urban fabric. The project focuses on the development of a sustainable campus extension near and around the existing campus lake watershed basin.