FULL-TIME FACULTY

Ela Alanyalı Aral, Assoc. Prof. Dr. 

B.Arch., M.Arch., Ph.D., METU
room: 66 phone: (210) 2233 

Fields of interest: architectural design, urban design, public space, sub-spaces along urban roads, creative mapping in architecture, visual structuring of urban form, Phrygian Ankara.

T. Elvan Altan, Prof. Dr.

[Department Chair]

B.Arch., M.A., METU; Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton.
room: 66 phone: (210) 2233 

Fields of interest: 19th and 20th century architecture, modern architecture, architecture in late Ottoman Empire and Republican Turkey, social production of the built environment, architectural historiography

Bekir Özer Ay, Assist. Prof. Dr. 

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., METU
room: 404 phone: (210) 6203 

Personal Web Page

Fields of interest: Assessing earthquake damage and loss, Characteristics of Turkish residential buildings, Temporary post-disaster shelter design, Tall building structural systems, Selection and scaling of ground-motion records, Seismic interaction of structural and nonstructural members, Seismically isolated structures, Uncertainty in ground motion prediction models, Earthquake caused damage to industrial facilities.

Erkin Aytaç, Inst.

B. Arch., METU; M.S., Heriot- Watt University. 
room: 40 phone: (210) 2243 

Fields of interest: authenticity in architecture, architectural education, architectural culture

Aydan Balamir, Prof. Dr. 

B.Arch., M.Arch., Ph.D., METU.
room: 91 phone: (210) 2222  

Fields of interest: architectural theory and criticism; history of modern architecture; design in urban context; study of historical fabrics; traditional and modern housing; cultural and educational buildings; architectural design education (classical and modern paradigms).

İnci Basa, Assoc. Prof. Dr. 

B.Arch., M.Arch., Ph.D., METU.
room: 25 phone: (210) 2246 

Personal Web Page

Fields of interest: production of urban space; urban culture; early republican Ankara, architectural discourse and theory; discourse analysis; language and architecture relationship

Funda Baş Bütüner, Inst. Dr.  

[Vice Chair]

B.LAUD, Bilkent University; M.C.R.P., Ph.D., METU.
room: 24, phone: (210) 2245 

Fields of interest: landscape design, urban landscape, urban design, landscape history

Can Baykan, Prof. Dr. 

B.Arch., M.Arch., METU; Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University. 
room: MATPUM phone: (210) 7255  

Fields of interest: computer aided design;  cognitive studies in design;  design methods

A. Güliz Bilgin Altınöz, Assoc. Prof. Dr. 

B.Arch., M.S., Ph.D., METU. 
room:409 phone: (210) 6207  

Fields of interest: conservation and planning of multi; layered towns;  Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and heritage information management in conservation of cultural heritage;  urban archaeology; Bergama (Pergamon);  conservation, planning and management of historic urban sites and archaeological sites; utilization of information technologies in different phases of conservation / restoration studies and education

F. Cânâ Bilsel
, Prof. Dr. 

B.Arch., M.Arch., METU; DEA Geographie et Sociologie Urbaine, Universite de Paris X-Nanterre; DEA Ecole d’Architecture de Paris Belleville; Ph.D. Universite de Paris X-Nanterre. 

room: 70 phone: (210) 2218 


Fields of interest: architectural and urban design; theories of urban design and analysis of urban space/form; architectural and urban design in historical urban context; urban sociology, social practices in urban space and everyday life patterns; theories of public realm, public space, spatial practices and collective memory; urban history: late Ottoman and early Republican modernisation in Turkish cities; history of urbanism: ideologies, ideals and models

Marco Bruno, Inst. Dr.

M.Arch., Universita degli Studi di Chieti; Ph.D., Universita della Basilicata.
room: 40 phone: (210) 2243 

Fields of interest: Urban and Architectural Design, Network Society, Internet, Compositional Relationships among the arts

Hasan Okan Çetin, Instr.

B.Arch., M.Arch., METU.
room: 404 phone: (210) 6203 

Filiz Diri, Specialist

B.Arch., Gazi University; M.S., METU.
room: 18 phone: (210) 2230 

Fields of interest: conservation theory of tangible cultural heritage, construction techniques and process of traditional dwellings and historic public baths, advanced architectural documentation techniques

Soofia Tahira Elias-Özkan, Prof. Dr. 

B.Arch., M.S., Ph.D., METU.
room: 85 phone: (210) 2221

Fields of interest: recovery, reuse and recycling of building materials; deconstruction; sustainability in the built environment; ethical architecture; building performance simulations.

Mualla Erkılıç-Bayar, Prof. Dr. 

B.Arch., M.Arch., METU; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh.

room: 315 phone: (210) 6233  

Fields of interest: architectural theory/criticism; architecture / culture; architectural design

Fuat Gökçe, Inst. Dr. 

B.Arch., M.S., METU; Ph.D., Ankara University.
room: 4Y6 phone: (210) 6297 

Fields of interest: conservation, restoration;  problems in maintenance and conservation of traditional housing; conservation in archeological sites; Hellenistic period architecture, structural techniques ve problems in restoration; advanced architectural documentation technique

Arzu Gönenç Sorguç, Prof. Dr. 

[Associate Dean of the Faculty of Architecture]
[Coordinator - Graduate Program in Computational Design and Fabrication Technologies in Architecture]

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., METU.
room: 65 phone: (210) 2232  

Fields of interest: acoustics and noise control, computational design and fabrication technologies, biomimetics and computing, structural systems and design, environmental technologies, generative systems

Mehmet Halis Günel, Assoc. Prof. Dr. 

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., METU.
room: 69, phone: (210) 2235  

Personal Web Page

Fields of interest: structural systems, service core design and planning considerations of tall buildings; prefabricated building

İpek Gürsel Dino, Assist. Prof. Dr. 

B.Arch., Gazi University; M.Arch., METU; M.Sc., Carnegie Mellon University; Ph.D., Delft University of Technology.
room: 85 phone: (210) 7284  

Fields of interest: design computing, generative design systems, software modeling and development, building performance, building information modeling 

Suna Güven, Prof. Dr. 

B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University.
room: 62 phone: (210) 2219  

Fields of interest: Greek, Roman and Byzantine architecture, art and architecture of Italy, Greece, Asia, Cyprus; Latin architecture in the medieval East, memory, acculturation, imaging.

C. Abdi Güzer, Prof. Dr. 

[Assistant to the Chairperson]

B.Arch., M.Arch., Ph.D., METU.
room: 69 phone: (210) 2235 

Fields of interest: architectural design; architectural theory and criticism; education buildings; media; housing

Zeynep Mennan, Prof. Dr. 

B.Arch., METU; CEAA (M.Arch.), Ecole d’Architecture Paris-Villemin; Ph.D., METU.
room: 55 phone: (210) 2228 

Fields of interest: architectural theory; philosophy; epistemology; critical theory; computational design research*

* Epistemic context and historical positioning of digital research in architecture. Formal and constructivist implications and outcomes of research in computational and cognitive sciences and studies on morphogenesis. Theories of complexity and formal hermeneutics. Non-standardization. Extensions of the mechanic and the organic traditions within the digital paradigm and historical continuity with modernist avant-gardes.

Çağlar Fırat Özgenel, Specialist

B.S., M.S., METU.

room: 65, Digital Design Studio phone: (210) 4209 

Fields of interest: room acoustics, optimization algorithms, computational design

Lale Özgenel, Assoc. Prof. Dr.

B.Arch., M.A., Ph.D., METU.
room: 69 phone: (210) 2235 

Fields of interest: domestic architecture in antiquity,  history of house and daily life, housing studies, privacy studies, gender studies, medieval architecture

Nimet Özgönül, Inst. Dr.

B.Arch., M.Arch., Ph.D., METU.
room:4Y4 phone: (210) 7285 

Fields of interest: cultural heritage (historical environment/ single building- memorial / archeological sites) conservation and restoration); administration of archeological/ management models; rehabilitation of traditional buildings for tourism

Ali Uzay Peker, Prof. Dr.

[Coordinator - Graduate Program in History of Architecture]

B.A., Istanbul University; M.A., Boğaziçi University; Ph.D., ITU.
room: Matpum 22 phone: (210) 7257  

Fields of interest: Ancient Mesopotamia, Early Islamic, Seljuk and Ottoman Architecture, Occidentalism and Orientalism in Architecture, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Baroque and Rococo), Exoticism, Iconography and Symbolism in Islamic and Christian Architecture, Cosmology (ancient and medieval)

Mehmet Koray Pekeriçli, Assist. Prof. Dr. 

B.Arch, METU; M.S., Ph.D., University of Reading, UK.
room: MATPUM 16 phone: (210) 7264 

Fields of interest: IT in construction, information and knowledge management, decision support systems, social networks and process modelling

Güven Arif Sargın, Prof. Dr.

[Dean of the Faculty of Architecture]

B.Arch., M.Arch., METU; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.
room: 23-78 phone: (210) 2203 

Personal Blog Page

Fields of interest: politics and space; urban and environmental history and theory; social and political history and theory

Ayşen Savaş, Prof. Dr.

[Coordinator - Graduate Program in Architecture]

B.Arch., M.Arch., METU; Ph.D., M.I.T.
room: 57 phone: (210) 2240 

Fields of interest: architecture and representation; exhibition and display design; museology; vision and visuality

Ufuk Serin, Assoc. Prof. Dr. 

B.Arch., M.S., METU; M.A., Ph.D., Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana (PIAC), Roma.
room:424 phone: (210) 7289 

Fields of interest: Late Antique and Byzantine art, architecture, topography; landscape and medieval archaeology; history of architecture; cultural heritage; interpretation and representation of material culture

Curriculum Vitae

Neriman Şahin Güçhan, Prof. Dr.

[Coordinator - Graduate Program in Conservation of Cultural Heritage]

B.Arch., M.S., Ph.D., METU.
room: 412 phone: (210) 6211 

Fields of interest: Preservation and rehabilitation of historic sites, Conservation Management, Conservation / rehabilitation of timber framed historic houses, material decay, Conservation education, Accreditation of Architectural Education, Ankara, Southeast Anatolia Project (GAP), Nemrut Tumulus, Adıyaman, Old Greek settlements in Anatolia: Ayvalık (Kydonia), Cunda (Alibey), Kayaköy (Levissi), Şirince (Kırkınca)

Ali Murat Tanyer, Assoc. Prof. Dr.

[Coordinator - Graduate Program in Building Science]

B.Arch., M.S., METU; Ph.D., University of Salford.
room: MATPUM / 17 phone: (210) 7274

Personal Web Page

Ayşe Tavukçuoğlu, Assoc. Prof. Dr. 

B.Arch., M.Arch., Ph.D., METU. 
room: 4Y13 phone: (210) 6220 

Fields of interest: construction techniques and detailing; use of non-destructive investigation techniques for building diagnostics and monitoring and in-situ assessment : Infrared (IR) thermography, ultrasonic testing; building materials, their performance characteristics and decay mechanisms

Belgin Turan Özkaya, Prof. Dr. 

B.Arch., M.S., METU; Ph.D., Cornell University.
room: 31 phone: (210) 2256 

Fields of interest: Modernism/nineteenth and twentieth-century architecture, Nineteenth-century culture of travel, collecting and display, Twentieth-century Italian architecture, Theories of vision and visuality, Gender theory, Historiography

Curriculum Vitae

Pelin Yoncacı Arslan, Assist. Prof. Dr.

B.Arch., M.A., METU; Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles.
room: 85 phone: (210) 7284 

Fields of interest: Byzantine urban landscape, historical topography of Constantinople, early Byzantine urbanism, mapping and network analysis in the field of digital humanities, 3D digital reconstructions of historical sites, multimedia maps populated with spatial narratives. 

Haluk Zelef, Assoc.Prof.Dr. 

B.Arch., METU; M.Arch., AA School of Architecture; Ph.D., METU.
room: 31 phone: (210) 2256 

Fields of interest: architectural design and architectural representation; theory and history of modernism and turkish architecture

Ayşem Berrin Zeytun Çakmaklı, Inst. Dr.  

[Vice Chair]

B.Arch., M.S., Ph.D., METU.
room: 24 phone: (210) 2245  

Field of interest: sustainability in architecture, energy efficiency of building materials, life cycle assesment of buildings and building materials, construction details