Architecture is a challenge to create. Challenges are won supported by knowledge. Creating an architectural design is solving a problem with multiple variables. Everyone who tackles the problem can offer a different solution. A successful solution is functional, aesthetical, unique, and contemporary simultaneously. An architect should know about the past to contribute to the accumulated knowledge and understand the present time to serve it. This is what renders architectural education rich but, at the same time, burdens it with a lot of responsibilities.
2022 marks the 10th year of Bilkent University Department
of Architecture (BUDA). In 2012 we set out knowing
how broad our responsibilities are. We aim to offer
architectural education that merges historical knowledge
with contemporary theories and old-school techniques with
state-of-the-art technologies. With the dynamism of being
a young department, we encompassed many areas within
architecture with the same enthusiasm in 10 years. Thus,
looking back, there is a good accumulation of intellectual
property comprising texts, projects, debates, discussions,
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