Vision of the Department
To be a pioneering department that raises professionals who constantly develop in terms of education, scientific research, and contribution to society, with high international recognition in the field of Architecture and sensitivity towards environmental problems and the city.
Mission of the Department
Bahçeşehir University Faculty of Architecture and Design, Department of Architecture aims to use the potentials of being in the center of Istanbul to do the following; to support formal education with extra-curricular education opportunities, an innovative education approach, and use of leading education methods and technologies; to adopt the principle of raising professionals who can engage in interdisciplinary and innovative initiatives and studies via sectoral collaborations while considering sustainable development goals, have critical and creative perspectives, take part in academic and professional studies on a local and global scale with their knowledge and skills, and contribute to the society.
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM OUTCOMES
PO 1: Using the theoretical/conceptual and practical knowledge acquired for architectural design, design activities, and research.
PO 2: Identifying, defining, and effectively discussing aesthetic, functional, and structural requirements for solving design problems using critical thinking methods.
PO 3: Being aware of the diversity of social patterns and user needs, values, and behavioral norms, which are important inputs in the formation of the built environment, at local, regional, national, and international levels.
PO 4: Gaining knowledge and skills about architectural design methods that are focused on people and society and sensitive to natural and built environments in the field of architecture.
PO 5: Gaining skills to understand the relationship between architecture and other disciplines, to be able to cooperate, to develop comprehensive projects, and to take responsibility in independent studies and group work.
PO 6: Giving importance to the protection of natural and cultural values in the design of the built environment by being aware of the responsibilities in terms of human rights and social interests.
PO 7: Giving importance to sustainability in the solution of design problems and the use of natural and artificial resources by considering the social, cultural, and environmental issues of architecture.
PO 8: Being able to convey and communicate all kinds of conceptual and practical thoughts related to the field of architecture by using written, verbal, and visual media and information technologies.
PO 9: Gaining the ability to understand and use technical information about building technology such as structural systems, building materials, building service systems, construction systems, and life safety.
PO 10: Being aware of legal and ethical responsibilities in design and application processes.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nilay Ünsal Gülmez
BAU Head of the Department of Architecture