The profession of architecture has become one the most preferred and sought-after profession in our region and the world. The graduates of the department have knowledge about following the basic problems related to their field and presenting current solutions / suggestions that require these problems. Within this framework, the task of the graduates of the department is to architecturally design of all buildings (housing, accommodation, commercial social structures, etc.). They also play an important role as a controller during the construction of the designed buildings. Architects do not only address aesthetic issues in the structures they design. but also have to consider, the structure, ergonomics, comfort, accessibility, health and safety of their buildings.

Our architecture program aims to ensure the continuous development of educational programs that will ensure competency in relevant fields in accordance with the modern-day requirements. Businesses opportunities for the graduates of the program ranges from public institutions to the private sector. In addition, graduates on the program can operate their own offices. Graduates of the Department of Architecture can also continue their master’s and doctoral studies and work in academic institutions.


  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Cem Yardımcı
    Head of Department

    Having completed his undergraduate, master and doctorate studies at the Faculty of Architecture of Istanbul Technical University, Cem Yardımcı has served as a project director in various universities and as a jury member in national and international competitions. In addition to his research, Yardımcı has awarded short films that he realized and directed.
    Under the concept of Architectural Reflex, he explores the existence of a combination of theory / practice and architecture / video. He aims to bring together diverse mix media and technologies in architectural design, audio and video performance studies. In this process, he tries to host the open source principle in his studies.

  • Prof. Dr. Haşim Altan

    Professor of Sustainable Design and Architectural Engineering, and Dean of Faculty of Design at ARUCAD. He is a Chartered Architect (RIBA) and a Chartered Engineer (CIBSE) with over 20 years of academic and practice experience in the field of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) through the Built Environment in UK, Europe, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions. Prof. Dr. Altan sits on several editorial boards and reviews project proposals for the European Commission, UK Research Councils, and Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) by Qatar Foundation. Since 2004, he has, singly or jointly, secured and directed 32 research grants worth over £21 million. He is a founding member of the International Network on Zero Energy Mass Custom Home (ZEMCH), which has so far organised seven international conferences, several design workshops, and numerous technical visits. As well as having supervised 16 successful PhD students, Prof. Dr. Altan has published over 200-refereed journal and conference papers in related fields.

  • Prof. Dr. Tevfik Balcıoğlu

    He was born in 1953, Izmir, studied at Middle East Technical University, attended Royal College of Art (1988-90), taught at Goldsmiths’ College (1991) and worked at Kent Institute of Art and Design, UK (1992-2002) as founding course leader of BA (Hons) 3DD. He is also founding Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts & Design at Izmir University of Economics (2004-2011) and Founding President of 4T: Design & Design History Society (4T: Tasarım ve Tasarım Tarihi Topluluğu), Turkey, (2014-2018). He worked as Vice Rector (2012-15) and Professor of Design (2012-2018) until September 2018 at Yasar University, Izmir, Turkey.

    He was a columnist for a journal, entitled, ‘XXI Architecture, Design, Space’. His edited works include: ‘The Role of Product Design in Post-Industrial Society’, ‘Dancing with Disorder’, ‘Gender Perspectives in Design’ ‘Design and Resistance’ and a Design Journal issue: ‘A Glance at Design Discourse in Turkey’. Balcioglu is a board member of the European Academy of Design (EAD) and International Committee for Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS). He was a design coordinator, member of the executive board and the scientific committee of Izmir Mediterranean Academy (2012-2018). In this respect, he participated in Izmir Seaside Project as an informal voluntary consultant to Mayor of Izmir and initiated ‘Design Corridors’ and ‘Izmir Good Design’ Projects.

    He had bought a 450 years old Ottoman Primary School building in 2005, restored and converted it into a ‘TB house - Design Library- Faruk Tabak Reading Room’ and opened it to public in week days. The building received Izmir Municipality, 2017, “Respect to History Local Conservation Award”, in the category of “Substantial Restoration Where Original Function Altered”. Recently, since the lockdown period of Covid-19, he has begun to make YouTube design videos in various categories (see:

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Tina Davoodi

    She has completed her undergraduate, master, and doctorate in the field of Architecture. She was a research teaching assistant between 20142019). She published several scientific articles and served as a reviewer in many scientific journals. She also consulted and completed some residential projects in Iran (1999-2005).