Dean's Message


Dean’s Welcome

It can be stated that architecture, as it is a practice of meeting the most basic needs of humankind in the context of designing the living environments, is one of the oldest professions of the world. Livable environments can be created through cooperation of many fields of science under the leadership of architects and town planners. In our times, the education of architecture should be organized to include besides the technical and social subjects for a healthy and sustainable planet, functional, social, historical, cultural, aesthetical and economical issues in city and building scales . In this context, Faculty of Architecture in Yıldız Technical University is an accepted and well recognized educational institution both national and international levels with its rich historical background and innovator education plan which will meet todays needs. Our alumni are raised through an education process which is liable to natural and historical environments, analytical in the physical environment – design relationship and contains all the necessary theoretical and practical information for creating appropriate physical environments. Academic curriculum is supported actively with exhibitions, workshops, seminars and conferences in our faculty.


The undergraduate programs of Department of Architecture are in Turkish and English; Department of Urban and Regional Planning is in Turkish. A third undergraduate program – Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage – has been organized as a new department. There are eight graduate, seven doctoral programs under Department of Architecture and five graduate, one doctoral program under Department of Urban and Regional Planning, offering a wide range of educational and research  opportunities. Our faculty, with its strong national and international communication through different exchange programs, has been accredited in national scale, whereas is about to complete its international accreditation process.


Prof. Dr. Gülay ZORER GEDİK

YTU Dean of Faculty of Architecture