İstanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Architecture was established in 2009-2010, following the M. Arch. Program in Architectural Design which was founded in 2005 as a joint project by Turkey’s leading academicians and architectural designers. Education in BİLGİ Architecture undergraduate and graduate programs takes place at the santralistanbul Campus.
The BİLGİ Faculty of Architecture, developed with international standards in the field of architecture and design in mind, aims to provide an interdisciplinary education. Designed according to the interactive model of education, the four-year undergraduate programs within Architecture, Interior Design and Industrial Design Departments provide students with the opportunity to pursue their studies intensively in the studio environment.
Students in the BİLGİ Architecture Faculty programs have the opportunity to get education from highly qualified faculty members who pursue pioneering research and practice, to gain experience through immersion in situations involving contemporary professional practice, and to be exposed to an educational environment open to innovations in technological, social and aesthetic realms.
- Digital design-calculation laboratories and workshops
- Manufacturing and prototyping laboratories and workshops
- Research, seminars and excursions regarding contemporary city, architecture and design culture
History, Theory and Criticism in Architecture and Architectural Design graduate programs conducted by the faculty members of BİLGİ Faculty of Architecture are structured around shared courses and projects, offering thesis and non-thesis options.