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  5
ENG 101  English and Composition I  5    3  5
FA 101  Basic Design I  2  6  6  8.5
FA 171  Introduction to Art and Culture I  3    3  5
GE 100  Orientation  1    1  2
TURK 101  Turkish I      2  3.5

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ADA 134  Designing with Digital Media    3  3  5
ENG 102  English and Composition II  5    3  5
FA 102  Basic Design II  2  6  6  8.5
FA 172  Introduction to Art and Culture II  3    3  5
MATH 105  Introduction to Calculus I  4    4  6.5
TURK 102  Turkish II      2  3.5

SECOND YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ADA 263  History of Built Environment I  3    3  5
GE 250  Collegiate Activities Program I      -  1
HIST 200  History of Turkey  4    4  6.5
LAUD 201  Design Studio I:Site Design  2  8  6  8.5
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  2
LAUD 202  Design Studio II: Housing  2  8  6  8.5
LAUD 241  Landscape Plants  2  2  3  5
LAUD 252  Site Design Techniques  2  2  3  5
  Restricted Elective      -  -

THIRD YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
LAUD 242  Flora of Turkey  2  2  3  5
LAUD 290  Summer Practice II      -  6
LAUD 301  Design Studio III: Small Town  2  8  6  8.5
LAUD 357  Landscape Construction: Techniques, Materials and Structures  2  2  3  5
  Elective      3  -
  Social Sciences and Humanities Elective      3  -

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  8.5
LAUD 342  Planting Design Studio  2  2  3  5
LAUD 372  Analysis of Urban Environment  2  2  3  5
  Elective      3  -

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  8.5
LAUD 471  Urban Sociology  3    3  5
LAUD 481  Landscape Ecology Studio  2  2  3  5
  Restricted Elective      3  -

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
LAUD 402  Senior Design Studio II: Graduation Projects  2  8  6  8.5
LAUD 404  Senior Design Research  2  2  3  5
LAUD 418  Professional Practice  2  2  3  5
  Restricted Elective      3  -

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
LAUD 232  Landscape Representation    3  3  5
LAUD 324  Morphology and Topology of Urban Spaces  3    3  5
LAUD 362  Making of Urban Landscape  2  2  3  5
LAUD 417  Contract Documents  2  2  3  5
LAUD 421  Realization of Urban Projects  3    3  5
LAUD 461  Occupancy in Urban Areas  3    3  5
LAUD 472  Recent Issues in Human Geography  3    3  5
LAUD 473  Experiencing the City  3    3  5
LAUD 474  Space, Culture and Identity  3    3  5
LAUD 475  Cinema and Space  3    3  5
LAUD 476  Visual Politics of Space  3    3  5
LAUD 483  Environment Philosophy and Ethics  3    3  5

SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES ELECTIVES

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ADA 412  Contemporary Problems in Urban Sustainability  3    3  5
ARCH 321  Architecture and Society  3    3  5
ARCH 351  Urban Metabolism: tools from the social sciences for architects and designers  3    3  5
ARCH 411  Conservation of Historical Environments  3    3  5
HART 102  Introduction to Research Skills  3    3  5
HART 117  Ways of Seeing: Approaches to Art and Architectural History  3    3  5
HART 225  Cultural Anthropology  3    3  5
HART 365  Ancient Cities  3    3  5
HCIV 101  History of Civilization I  3    3  5
HCIV 102  History of Civilization II  3    3  5
HUM 111  Cultures Civilizations and Ideas I  3    3  5
HUM 112  Cultures Civilizations and Ideas II  3    3  5
PHIL 103  Introduction to Philosophy I  3    3  5
POLS 101  Introduction to Political Science I  3    3  5
POLS 201  Fundamentals of Social Research  3    3  5
POLS 240  Social Transformation in Turkey  3    3  5
POLS 343  Social Theory: Past and Present  3    3  5
POLS 355  Issues of Urbanization  3    3  5
PSYC 100  Introduction to Psychology  3    3  5
PSYC 102  Introduction to Social Psychology  3    3  5
PSYC 204  Research Methods I  3    3  5
PSYC 230  Social Psychology  3    3  5
PSYC 350  Cognitive and Social Development  3    3  5
THM 326  Tourism Policies and Sustainability  3    3  5


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