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Department of Architecture

Department's Mission

The Department of Architecture offers a learning environment with a contemporary approach to education for young people of diverse cultural backgrounds.

The aim is to provide opportunities for future architects to be equipped with necessary knowledge and skills to cope with rapid global changes, to react rationally as well as creatively to contemporary issues in architecture, its problems and challenges, within an interdisciplinary approach to education through its distinguished academic infrastructure. The graduates are expected to contribute to the improvement of quality of life as dynamic individuals with a high sense of responsibility and leadership, capable of assuming central roles in teamwork - a global reality of our day. They are to be equipped not only with designing and decision making abilities but also with the implementation of project management functions .

Department Website

Administration

Chair:
Prof. Dr. NACİYE DORATLI

Vice Chair(s):
Assoc. Prof. Dr. EGE ULUCA TÜMER

The four-year integrative curriculum which has been prepared to fulfill this mission provides the opportunity for students to acquire the background needed towards a creative and fruitful career. It is frequently revised and updated to keep abreast of the latest developments.

The main focus of the educational approach is on the architectural design studio supported by professional theory courses and first year service courses. The interactive studio, as the proper arena for critical thinking, provides a milieu for addressing social, technical and environmental issues around an architectural project, through the re-creation and discussion of the spatial dimension of the built environment. The curriculum is flexible in that it offers students the chance to take elective courses from other departments or faculties to support an interdisciplinary approach.

Departmental Facilities

EMU’s central library houses a wide collection of books and periodicals related to art and architecture. The Department also provides a special reading room, offering a wide range of valuable architectural periodicals and books to students. Modern studios provide a perfect milieu for exchange of ideas and individual areas for students to work on their projects. There are three well-equipped CAD labs, one materials lab, one on environmental control systems, one on model making, and one photography lab at the students’ service. Additionally, Design and Research Center (TASAR) and Housing Education Research and Advisory Center (HERA-C) of the Faculty is among the educational facilities which the students of the Department make use of.

Programs

Major Accomplishments

Academic and social activities in the Department such as conferences, symposia, exhibitions contribute to the educational discourse. Occasionally, scholars from various countries such as Turkey, Spain, Italy, England, etc. are invited to conduct seminars or workshops. The Department is a member of EAAE (European Association of Architectural Education) since 2002. Additionally, it is a member of ENHR (European Network for Housing Research) and CIB (International Council for Research Innovation in Building Construction). The Department takes an active role in MOBBIG (Communication Network of Heads of Department of Architecture) in Turkey and work in good collaboration with the Chamber of Architects in both TRNC and Turkey.

Undergraduate Program

Department of Architecture, who has been offering, since 1990, a learning environment with a contemporary approach to education for young people of diverse cultural backgrounds, is one of the largest at Eastern Mediterranean University with nearly 600 students and has some of the best educational facilities among the architectural departments of the region. With increasing demand for enrollment from Turkey and the third countries, the student body in the Department is increasing in number, but one to one relationship between the student and the instructors in design studios is still sustained; in a democratic milieu of education where free discussions and creativity are valued.

Teaching / Learning

Department of Architecture offers a learning environment with a contemporary approach to education for young people of diverse cultural backgrounds. The aim is to provide opportunities for future architects to be equipped with necessary knowledge and skills to cope with rapid global changes, to react rationally as well as creatively to contemporary issues in architecture, its problems and challenges, within an interdisciplinary approach to education through its distinguished academic infrastructure. The graduates are expected to contribute to the improvement of quality of life as dynamic individuals with a high sense of responsibility and leadership, capable of assuming central roles in teamwork - a global reality of our day.

About the Degree Program

The renewed four year integrative curriculum of the Department, first applied in 2005-2006 Academic Year, has been designed with an understanding that it gives opportunities to students for a double-major by registering lectures in the other Departments of the Faculty. The curriculum also provides students to enroll lectures complimentary to the general education philosophy of the University. The main focus of the educational approach is on the architectural design studio augmented by professional theory courses and first year service courses. The interactive studio, as the proper arena for critical thinking, provides a milieu for addressing social, technical and environmental issues around an architectural project, through the re-creation and discussion of the spatial dimension of the built environment. Undergraduate courses are categorized as: design, heoretical (area) courses, elective courses, general education courses.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Department of Architecture find opportunities for work in public or private institutions, or work as freelance architects. Some get into the type of work concerning a wide range of functions from designing shop-windows or fair stands, to more implementation oriented work in construction firms. Others take up post-graduate studies either at EMU and universities in Turkey, or other universities in Europe or the US and pursue academic work successfully.

Contact Information

Address:
Eastern Mediterranean University
Faculty of Architecture
Department of Architecture
Famagusta, North Cyprus
Mersin 10 Turkey

Tel: +90 392 630 1049
Fax: +90 392 630 1127
E-mail: arch@emu.edu.tr
Web: http://arch.emu.edu.tr

Academic Staff

Title Name Surname Position Department Tel Email
Prof. Dr. HIFSİYE PULHAN Faculty Member ARCHITECTURE hifsiye.pulhan@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. KOKAN GRCHEV Faculty Member ARCHITECTURE 2574 kokan.grchev@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. MUKADDES POLAY Faculty Member ARCHITECTURE 1148 mukaddes.fasli@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. NACİYE DORATLI Chair ARCHITECTURE 2241 naciye.doratli@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. ÖZGÜR DİNÇYÜREK Dean ARCHITECTURE 1345 ozgur.dincyurek@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. RESMİYE ALPAR Faculty Member ARCHITECTURE 2266
2236
resmiye.alpar@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. ŞEBNEM HOŞKARA Faculty Member ARCHITECTURE 2588 sebnem.hoskara@emu.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. YONCA HÜROL Faculty Member ARCHITECTURE 2047 yonca.al@emu.edu.tr
Assoc. Prof. Dr. BESER OKTAY VEHBİ Faculty Member ARCHITECTURE 2232 beser.oktay@emu.edu.tr
Assoc. Prof. Dr. EGE ULUCA TÜMER Vice Chair ARCHITECTURE 2580 ege.ulucatumer@emu.edu.tr
Assoc. Prof. Dr. HALİL ZAFER ALİBABA Faculty Member ARCHITECTURE 1142 halil.alibaba@emu.edu.tr
Assoc. Prof. Dr. NETİCE YILDIZ Faculty Member ARCHITECTURE 2238 netice.yildiz@emu.edu.tr
Assoc. Prof. Dr. RAFOONEH MOKHTAR SHAHI SANI Faculty Member ARCHITECTURE 1832 r.mokhtarshahi@emu.edu.tr
Assoc. Prof. Dr. SADİYE MÜJDEM VURAL Vice Dean ARCHITECTURE 2039 mujdem.vural@emu.edu.tr
Assoc. Prof. Dr. TÜRKAN URAZ Faculty Member ARCHITECTURE 2578 turkan.uraz@emu.edu.tr
Assist. Prof. Dr. BADIOSSADAT HASSANPOUR Faculty Member ARCHITECTURE 2224 badiossadat.hassan@emu.edu.tr
Assist. Prof. Dr. CEREN BOĞAÇ Faculty Member ARCHITECTURE 2038 ceren.bogac@emu.edu.tr
Assist. Prof. Dr. ERCAN HOŞKARA Faculty Member ARCHITECTURE 2226 ercan.hoskara@emu.edu.tr
Assist. Prof. Dr. HARUN SEVİNÇ Rectors Coordinator ARCHITECTURE 2234 harun.sevinc@emu.edu.tr
Assist. Prof. Dr. MÜGE RIZA Faculty Member ARCHITECTURE muge.riza@emu.edu.tr
Assist. Prof. Dr. NAZİFE ÖZAY Faculty Member ARCHITECTURE 2575 nazife.ozay@emu.edu.tr
Assist. Prof. Dr. NEVTER ZAFER CÖMERT Faculty Member ARCHITECTURE 2701 nevter.zafer@emu.edu.tr
Assist. Prof. Dr. ÖZNEM ŞAHALİ KOVANCI Faculty Member ARCHITECTURE oznem.sahali@emu.edu.tr
Assist. Prof. Dr. PINAR ULUÇAY Faculty Member ARCHITECTURE 2237 pinar.ulucay@emu.edu.tr
Assist. Prof. Dr. POLAT HANÇER Faculty Member ARCHITECTURE 2223 polat.hancer@emu.edu.tr

Part-time Academic Staff

Title Name Surname Position Department Tel Email
Sr. Instr. EMRE AKBİL Senior Instructor ARCHITECTURE emre.akbil@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. ERDAŞ KURUÇ Senior Instructor ARCHITECTURE 2720 erdas.kuruc@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. ESRA CAN AKBİL Senior Instructor ARCHITECTURE esra.can@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. GAYE ŞENYAŞA Senior Instructor ARCHITECTURE gaye.senyasa@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. KEMAL KASAPOĞLU Senior Instructor ARCHITECTURE kemal.kasapoglu@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. MUSTAFA BATIBENİZ Senior Instructor ARCHITECTURE 1044 mustafa.batibeniz@emu.edu.tr
Sr. Instr. SERTAÇ İLTER Senior Instructor ARCHITECTURE sertac.ilter@emu.edu.tr