ARCHDESIGN ’16 / 3rd Architectural Design Conference will be held at Cezayir Meeting Halls on June 16-18, 2016. The conference will be coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and organized by BİLSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions).
Special Focus: Design and Nature
Contemporary architectural design constitutes multiple layers in terms of methods, digital technologies, representation, construction techniques and marketing. From single objects to apartment blocks, from restoration to the recent digital design technologies, from construction techniques to new materials, architecture needs to be reconsidered in terms of methodology.
Senem Deviren is an architect, Asisstant Professor at Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Landscape Architecture. She has taken her Ph.D. degree in 2001 from Istanbul Technical University with her thesis titled “Place in Architecture: Conceptualization of the Relations Between Site and Building”.
She received her M.Sc. in Architectural Design from Institute of Science and Technology in 1996 and Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1994 from Department of Architecture of Istanbul Technical University. As a Visiting Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University in 2004-2005 academic year she has coordinated four design studios and participated in undergraduate and graduate studio reviews as invited jury member. She is teaching at Istanbul Technical University Department of Landscape Architecture and Interdisciplinary Urban Design M.Sc. Program.
Her research focuses on place theory and design, conceptualization in design, inter-scale design approaches, design strategy development, architecture-landscape-urban design relations with special emphasis on sustainability and energy efficiency.
As a Research Fellow at the IAS-STS Senem Deviren was awarded with the Manfred-Heindler-grant.
All submitted papers are subject to double blind peer review. Conference proceedings are going to be available on DVD as e-book and DAKAM's digital library with an ISBN number before the conference and will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in the "Thomson & Reuters Web of Science's Conference Proceedings Citation Index" (CPCI) and Google Scholars.
TRACK 01: DESIGN AND NATURE
TRACK 02: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND DESIGN METHODOLOGIES
02.2. Digital Age and Contemporary Discussions
02.3. Architectural Form
TRACK 03. DESIGN AND URBAN CONTEXT
TRACK 04. REPRESENTATION AND RELATIONALITY
TRACK 05. STRUCTURE, CONSTRUCTION, BUILDING
TRACK 06. LOCALITY AND ARCHITECTURE
TRACK 07. SOCIAL ASPECTS
For subthemes please visit: http://www.archdesignconference.com/p/themes.html
The conference will be held at Cezayir Meeting Halls.
Hayriye Caddesi 12, Galatasaray, Beyoğlu
Cezayir building was built in 1901 as a school by the Italian Workers' Society. The building, with its 2005 renovation, has been transformed into a landmark establishment serving under the Cezayir Garden, Cezayir Lounge and Cezayir Rooms brands on its three floors. Housing a restaurant, a lounge, a bar and meeting rooms as well as providing a wide range of cultural events in its halls.
The scientific committee consists of significant scholars and architects, such as
Prof. Dr. Ryadi Adityavarman / Kansas State University
Prof. Dr. T. Elvan Altan / Middle East Technical University
Prof. Dr. Sibel Bozdogan / Kadir Has University
Prof. Dr. Meral Erdogan / Yildiz Technical University
Prof. Dr. Ahsen Ozsoy / Istanbul Technical University
Prof. Dr. Sema Soygenis / Bahcesehir University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Acalya Allmer / Dokuz Eylul University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erkan Aydintan / Karadeniz Technical University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Havva Alkan Bala / Selcuk University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Esin Boyacioglu / Gazi University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Guido Cimadomo / University of Malaga
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat Cetin / Kadir Has University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sebnem Yalinay Cinici / Istanbul Bilgi University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yonca Kosebay Erkan / Kadir Has University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Esin Kasapoglu / Istanbul Kultur University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yasemen Say Ozer / Yildiz Technical University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mehdi Sabet / Zayed University
Assist. Prof. Dr. Yildiz Aksoy / Istanbul Aydin University
Assist. Prof. Dr. Ozlem Parlak Bicer / Erciyes University
Assist. Prof. Dr. Hatice Gunseli Demirkol / Anadolu University
Assist. Prof. Dr. Zeynep Halu / Yeditepe University
Assist. Prof. Dr. Aysegul Kuruc / Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
Research Assistant Dr. Erdem Ceylan / Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
Alessia Riccobono / Freelance Architect
Manfredi Saeli / University of Palermo
Sabine Storp / Bartlett School of Architecture, Ucl, Storp-Weber-Architecture
You can submit your abstract by entering the online registration system EASYCHAIR at
You will receive a reply to your proposal within three weeks following a double-blind review process.