Chairperson’s Message


There have been many important changes in the scope of architecture in recent years. A large part of these changes brought about paradigmatic transformations in the professional and academic fields. Among these, academic, scientific and professional orientations that are influenced by environmental issues and universal sustainability policies come to the fore. The English Ph.D. Program in Architecture aims to convey current discussions, basic theoretical approaches and current knowledge at international and national scales in the fields of architectural history and theories, construction management, design methods and building technologies. Students of the English Ph.D. Program in Architecture are expected to transform this accumulation into original scientific studies within the framework of a research activity focused on sustainable architecture, city and environment.

Istanbul Okan University Architecture Doctorate Program is designed together with the Master's Programs in Architecture with Thesis and Non-Thesis. Ph. D. Program in Architecture handle architectural problems from an integrated and environmentally sensitive urban design scale to a single building scale, where different disciplines come together. The theory and implementation for conservation of historical environments and buildings is one of the research areas of our programs. The theoretical background of design culture at different scales and its reflections in our cities are discussed and studies are carried out to understand and analyze. The aim of the program is to handle design technologies and production models with creative, critical and environmentalist thinking approach and to offer modern solutions.