Interior Architecture & Environmental Design

The Interior Architecture & Environmental Design department does not have an education program that only means creating visual and cultural identities for places. The education program of this department has a structure that transforms students’ interior space and environment perception in an aesthetic way. Also, besides improving practical skills, the program is based on organizing and planning interior spaces of architectural areas with artistic touches.

Design and production ateliers that are integrated with learning places are intended to respond to the needs of society in that field. It is believed that instead of an isolated education from society, it is better to integrate high cultural values with social values.


  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Balkız Yapıcıoğlu
    Head of Interior Architecture

    Balkız Yapıcıoğlu is an associate professor and has thought architecture and construction management both in Cyprus and overseas. Her recent research aims to facilitate a process with and within cities that generate dialogue and deeper understanding of city resilience which leads to new ideas and opportunities by engaging new actors in civil society, government and business to make a city more resilient. She studied Architectural Engineering, Construction Management at University of Kansas and at Arizona State University in USA and completed her PhD at Girne American University in Cyprus in Construction Management before completing her second PhD at University of Manchester in UK in Project Management.

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Maria Panta

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Martina Callegero

    Martina Callegaro is an Interior/Yacht Designer with a PhD (Doctor Europaeus) in Architecture and Design. She completed her PhD at the Polytechnic School of the University of Genoa, spending a year abroad hosted by Rubika ISD - Institut Supérieur de Design in Valenciennes, France. After a Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design at the Politecnico di Milano, she graduated cum laude in the Master's Degree in Vessel & Yacht Design, inter-faculty and inter-university program between the University of Genoa and Politecnico di Milano. Her research was mainly focused on boats for inland waterways and houseboating in Europe, while now she is working on the topics of "housing for digital nomads". Working in ARUCAD Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, Callegaro also works as a freelance lecturer and designer between France and Italy.