Lessons Learned from Kahramanmaraş Earthquake

In the wake of the immense disaster caused by the February 2023 Kahramanmaraş earthquakes, the lecture focuses on structural performance and its vulnerabilities under the impact of seismic forces. The lecture by Polat Gülkan aims to inform architectural students about the effects of earthquakes, the damages they can cause, and the design methods that can reduce the losses.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. H. Polat Gülkan
Date: 26/05/2023 Friday
Time: 12:30-13:30
Place: FFB-22

Spatial Transformation of Ankara through History

Historic towns are complex entities shaped by the environment and human activity, reflecting history and cultural values. The talk by Dr. Elif Selena Ayhan Koçyiğit, explores the spatial transformation of Historic Ankara, an important Anatolian town with cultural and physical layers. Despite its uniqueness, it faces rapid demolition and vulnerability. To understand its significance, extensive urban restitution research is proposed. Focusing on traceable elements, the study examines Pre Ottoman, Ottoman, and Republican Periods, offering insights into socio-cultural, political, and economic contexts that influenced the emergence and evolution of Historic Ankara.

Date: 25/05/2023 Thursday
Time: 12:30-13:30
Place: FFB-06

Back in Town 04: Architects in Construction

We are excited to announce the fourth event of our 10th-year anniversary events, "Back in Town 4: Architects in Construction." This time, we are proud to welcome back our graduates who have chosen to work in the field of construction. This event will be hosted by our faculty member Glenn Terry Kukkola welcoming three of our graduates with inspiring career journeys.

Hybrid Event: FF-B 22 & Zoom, Time: May 26, 2023 04:00 PM Istanbul Time

BUDA 10th Anniversary Book

This book is a homage to all the faculty and students who took part in creating this enormous and valuable repertoire. The works and ideas in this book introduce a slice of the accumulated results.

2022 Fall Studio Works

Explore the work of our students from 2022 Fall Semester.

Egirdir: From Stopover to Destination

Situated on an isthmus, Eğirdir is a town that constantly changes. Throughout the history the town’s waterfront, and the urban fabric has been changing as a result the changing environmental conditions, disasters and human interventions.Arch 401 studios explored this rich urban context to develop proposals to turn this unique town to a travel destination.

ARCH 401, 2022 Fall Instructors:Glenn Terry Kukkola(Course Coordinator), Berrak Erdal, Meral Özdengiz Başak, Yiğit Acar