Chairperson’s Message


Architecture and Construction sectors show significant developments around the world and also in our country. In the construction sector, which has undertaken to meet the needs of the rapidly increasing world population in services such as shelter, production, management, education, energy, transportation and trade, great progress has been made especially in recent years. In our country, this sector is at the forefront of the world scale. On the other hand, the trend towards prestige buildings with high importance, coefficient and high standards in terms of quantity and quality has increased greatly. This requires both a more intensive study and training of specialist and competent architects who have completed postgraduate education with advanced art skills in research and research. In addition to this, it has become an imperative to train professional language speakers within the framework of globalization. Our Master's program aims to respond to the needs outlined briefly above both in the construction and education sector by training qualified architects within the scope of a graduate program.

Istanbul Okan University Master's Programs in Architecture with Thesis and Non-Thesis are designed together with the doctoral program of the Department of Architecture in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture. Master's Programs 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.