URBAN DESIGN AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

B├╝lent Batuman, Ph.D., Chair

Academic Staff
Part-time Academic Staff
Courses

The design of urban environments requires skills of conceptualization at various scales, proposing solutions, and their implementation. It is also required to develop familiarity with issues such as heterogeneous human populations, dense building stocks, natural and environmental assets, a specialized labor force and a shared urban identity, as well as to build an ability to address these issues in design. Finally, it is necessary to master the appropriate use of natural and artificial materials.

Urban projects, of which landscape design is an integral part, have constituted the most intriguing design products in the world during the last two decades. These projects and their implementation have opened discussions leading to contemporary design theories, indicating that the integration of landscape architecture and urban design will further prosper in the future. Addressing the issues of urban context with those of landscape architecture, the department is the first to offer an undergraduate degree. The growing number of academic staff includes faculty who come from various disciplinary backgrounds including landscape architecture, city planning and architecture.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

Unlike other programs of landscape architecture, the Department of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture at Bilkent University is affiliated with a design faculty focusing on studios. The design studios and the technical and theoretical courses that make up the curriculum are supported by field trips in order to study various urban contexts as their project sites. These trips range from intra-city daily tours to international summer programs.

CURRICULUM

FIRST YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ADA 131  Architectural Drawing    3  3  4
ENG 101  English and Composition I  5    3  6
FA 101  Basic Design I  2  6  6  10
FA 107  Drawing and Visual Expressions    3  3  4
FA 171  Introduction to Art and Culture I  3    3  5
GE 100  Orientation  1    1  1
TURK 101  Turkish I      2  2

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ADA 134  Designing with Digital Media    3  3  4
ENG 102  English and Composition II  5    3  6
FA 102  Basic Design II  2  6  6  10
FA 172  Introduction to Art and Culture II  3    3  5
MATH 101  Calculus I  4    4  7
TURK 102  Turkish II      2  2

SECOND YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ADA 263  History of Built Environment I  3    3  5
ARCH 231  Statics and Strength of Materials  3    3  5
GE 250  Collegiate Activities Program I      -  1
LAUD 190  Summer Practice I      -  6
LAUD 201  Design Studio I:Site Design  2  8  6  10
LAUD 221  Introduction to Urban Concepts  3    3  5
LAUD 251  Introduction to Landscape Theory  3    3  5

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ADA 264  History of Built Environment II  3    3  5
GE 251  Collegiate Activities Program II      1  1
LAUD 202  Design Studio II: Housing  2  8  6  10
LAUD 232  Landscape Representation    3  3  4
LAUD 241  Plant Material I  2  2  3  5
LAUD 252  Site Design Techniques  2  2  3  5
  Elective      3  6

THIRD YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
HIST 200  History of Turkey  4    4  8
LAUD 242  Plant Material II  2  2  3  4
LAUD 290  Summer Practice II      -  6
LAUD 301  Design Studio III: Small Town  2  8  6  10
LAUD 351  Landscape Construction and Materials  3    3  5
LAUD 371  Analysis of Urban Environment I  3    3  5
  Elective      3  6

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
IAED 322  People and Environment  3    3  5
LAUD 302  Design Studio IV: City Center  2  8  6  10
LAUD 342  Planting Design  2  2  3  4
LAUD 372  Analysis of Urban Environment II  2  2  3  5
  Elective      3  6

FOURTH YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
LAUD 390  Summer Practice III      -  6
LAUD 401  Senior Design Studio I: Open Space Network  2  8  6  10
LAUD 471  Urban Sociology  3    3  5
LAUD 481  Landscape Ecology  2  2  3  5
  Elective      3  6
  Restricted Elective      3  6

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
LAUD 402  Senior Design Studio II: Graduation Projects  2  8  6  10
LAUD 404  Senior Design Research  2  2  3  4
LAUD 418  Professional Practice  2  2  3  5
  Restricted Elective      3  6

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ADA 134  Designing with Digital Media    3  3  4
LAUD 232  Landscape Representation    3  3  4
LAUD 324  Morphology and Topology of Urban Spaces  3    3  6
LAUD 362  Making of Urban Landscape  2  2  3  6
LAUD 421  Realization of Urban Projects  3    3  6
LAUD 461  Occupancy in Urban Areas  3    3  6
LAUD 462  Contemporary History of Landscape Architecture  3    3  6
LAUD 472  Recent Issues in Human Geography  3    3  6
LAUD 473  Experiencing the City  3    3  6
LAUD 474  Space, Culture and Identity  3    3  5
LAUD 475  Cinema and Space  3    3  6
LAUD 476  Visual Politics of Space  3    3  6
LAUD 481  Landscape Ecology  2  2  3  5
LAUD 483  Environment Philosophy and Ethics  3    3  6


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