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ARCHITECTURE AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
MIM8025 8 ARCHITECTURE AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 2/0/0 CC TURKISH 2
Course Goals
It is aimed to make aware of the students who are just about to be architects, about labour and development law and to inform them not to make time, energy and economical loss while realizing their profession.  
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Instructor(s) Lecturer Raife KARATAŞ
Course Assistant(s)
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Teaching Methods and Techniques Theoretical information will be supported with case study documents like judgments, legal documents. The legal rules and works that are be carried on during building production process will be studied for practice.
Principle Sources  
• Prof.Dr. Safa Erkün, Türk İmar Hukukunun Ana Çizgileri, Yapı Endüstri Merkezi Yayınları • Prof.Dr.Yücel Ünal, Kent Planlama ve Uygulamanın Yasal Yönleri, İTÜ Mimarlık Fakültesi Baskı Atölyesi, İstanbul, 1988. • Doç.Dr. Halil Kalabalık, İmar Hukuku Dersleri (Planlama, Yapı, Arsa Koruma), Seçkin Yayıncılık A.Ş., Ankara, 2003. • Bayram Dereci, Çalışma ve Sosyal Güvenlik Bakanlığı, Bakanlık Baş İş Müfettişi, İnkılap Kitabevi, 2003. • Av. Taha Erdinç Bülbül, İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediye Başkanlık Danışmanı ve Ömer Türk, Merkez Valisi, İmar Mevzuatı, Kiptaş Yayını. • İmar Kanunu • Boğaziçi Kanunu • Kıyı Kanunu • Gecekondu Kanunu • İstanbul İmar Yönetmeliği
• Tüm Kanunların Yönetmelikleri
Other Sources
Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week History of development, constitutional basics of development Theory
2. Week Basic principles and definitions of Town-Planning Code no.3194. Aim and scales of development plans and its relationship with architecture. Theory
3. Week Rules that are to be obeyed in land and building site development in consistency with Town-Planning Code no.3194, article 18. Theory
4. Week Building and building permit, duration of the permit Theory
5. Week Code of Structural Control no.4708 and additional regulation, relationship with the Town-Planning Code no. 3194. Theory
6. Week Legal obligations under lawless conditions. Measures that must be taken for safety conditions on building site. Theory
7. Week Rules that must be obeyed in order to get housing permit. Temporary construction permit for expropriation sights. Theory
8. Week Building related parts of İstanbul Town-Planning Code. Theory
9. Week Giving information about assignment and study on case studies. Practice
10. Week Basic principles of Bosporus Code no.2960, general information about Bosporus Plans and obligations according to practice in Bosporus Regulations. Theory
11. Week Comparing Bosporus Code first of all with Town-Planning Code no. 3194 and the others. Theory
12. Week Protection of Cultural and Natural Existences Code no.2863, obligations about reconstruction according to protection aimed development plans. Theory
13. Week Planning, rules of construction, and sanctions of Coast Code no.3621. and its additional regulation. Aim, sanctions and criminal process of Slum Code no.775. Theory
14. Week Rights and responsibilities defined in Code of Apartment Ownership no.634. Theory
15. Week Rules about workman safety and health, defined in Workman Law. The measures that are to be taken and responsibilities will be studied. Theory
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Assessments
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 25
Homework / Term Projects / Presentations 1 25
Final Exam 1 50


Program Outcomes
PO-1Critical Thinking: Ability to inquire, use abstract ideas to interpret information, consider diverse points of view, reach well-reasoned conclusions.
PO-2Communication: Ability to use appropriate representational media to transmit essential formal elements at design process.
PO-3Investigation: Ability to gather, record, apply, and comparatively evaluate relevant information within design processes.
PO-4Design: Ability to reproduce the design information in the creative thinking process, to reach new and original results through universal design principles such as sustainability and accessibility.
PO-5World Architecture: Understanding world architecture in terms of their historical, geographical and global factors.
PO-6Local Architecture / Cultural Diversity: Understanding the architectural formations and samples of a geography through its historical and cultural context. Understanding the divergent canons of cultural values, behavioral, social and spatial patterns.
PO-7Cultural Heritage and Conservation: Understanding of conservation discourses and methods, and the subjects of cultural heritage, conservation awareness, environmental concerns and ethical responsibility.
PO-8Sustainability: Ability to design projects by using the information regarding the natural and built environment to reduce the undesirable environmental impacts on future generations through means.
PO-9Social Responsibility: Understanding of the architect’s responsibility about protecting the commonweal, having respect for historical/cultural and natural resources and improving the life quality.
PO-10Nature and Human: Understanding of the relationship between human, the natural environment and the design of the built environment.
PO-11Geographical Conditions: Understanding the relationships of site selection, settlement and building design by considering the cultural, economical and social properties as well as the natural characteristics such as soil, topography, vegetation and watershed.
PO-12Life Safety: Understanding the basic principles of security and life-safety systems in the conditions of natural disasters, fire, etc. through building and environment scales.
PO-13Structural Systems: Understanding of the basic principles of structural behavior in withstanding gravity and lateral forces and the evolution, range, and appropriate application of contemporary structural systems.
PO-14Environmental Systems: Understanding the principles of physical environmental systems’ design such as lighting, acoustics, climatization and the use of appropriate performance assessment tools.
PO-15Building Envelope Systems: Understanding of the basic principles involved in the appropriate application of building envelope systems and associated assemblies.
PO-16Building Service Systems: Understanding of the basic design principles of building service systems such as plumbing, electrical, vertical transportation, security, and fire protection systems.
PO-17Building Materials and Assemblies: Understanding of the basic principles utilized in the appropriate selection of construction materials, products, components and assemblies, based on their inherent characteristics and performance, including their environmental impact and reuse.
PO-18Integration of Building Service Systems: The ability of assessing, selecting and integrating the structural, environmental, security, envelope and service systems of the buildings for building design.
PO-19Programming and Evaluation: Ability to prepare and evaluate an architectural project program by considering the public benefits in regards of client and user needs, appropriate examplers, space and equipment requirements, financial limitations, site conditions, relevant codes, laws and design principles.
PO-20Comprehensive Project Development: Ability to produce a comprehensive architectural project that demonstrates to make design decisions across various scales.
PO-21Considering Building Costs: Understanding the fundamentals of building construction and use costs.
PO-22Architect-Client Relationship: Understanding of the responsibility of the architect to elicit, understand, and reconcile the needs of the client, owner, user groups, and the public and community domains.
PO-23Collaboration: Ability to work in collaboration with others and in multidisciplinary teams to successfully complete design projects.
PO-24Project Management: Understanding of the methods for competing for commissions, selecting consultants and assembling teams, and recommending project delivery methods.
PO-25Practice Management: Understanding the basic principles in the architectural practice processes like financial management, business planning, quality management, risk management, discussion and reconciliation.
PO-26Leadership: Understanding of the techniques and skills architects use to work collaboratively in the building design and construction process and on environmental, social, and aesthetic issues in their communities.
PO-27Legal Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding of the architect’s responsibility to the public and the client as determined by regulations and legal considerations involving the practice of architecture.
PO-28Professional Practice: Understanding and fulfillment of employer and intern rights and responsibilities for development of profession.
PO-29Ethics of Profession: Understanding of the ethical issues involved in profession regarding social, political and cultural issues in architectural design and practice.
Learning Outcomes
LO-1Gaining the knowledge of urban development concepts.
LO-2Having knowledge of urban development law.
LO-3Having the knowledge about architect’s role and responsibilities in urban development discipline.
LO-4To know the fines and penal sanction in case of acting against the development laws.
LO-5To know the terminology like building license and earned rights.
LO-6To know the Health and Safety issues regarding building construction practice.
LO-7To know the employee’s health and safety rules mentioned in law
Course Assessment Matrix:
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