MA Theses

Completed MA Theses

Tükenmez, Başak. Domestication of Media: A Spatial Inquiry into Modern Turkish Context, 2021. Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lale Özgenel.

Günay, Öykü. Kadri Erkman: The Practice of a Modernist Architect in Ankara, 2021. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. T. Elvan Altan.

Thomas, Robin. Illuminating an Empire: Solar Symbolisms in Mughal Art and Architecture, 2021. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ali Uzay Peker.

Selçuk, Ayşe Mina. Reading Troy: Text, Site and Museum, 2021. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven.

Saracoğlu, Orçun Sena. Neoplatonism in Orthodox Christianity and Islam and Its Repercussions in Byzantine and Seljuk Architectures, 2021. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ali Uzay Peker.

Hayırlı, Berkay. New York City Symphonies: Critique and Propagation of Interwar Years Modernity, 2021. Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Ekin Pinar.

Başak Özdengiz, Meral. Reading The Mausoleum of Augustus in Rome, 2020. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven.

Özkan, Nilay. Sakarya Government House and The Transformation of the City Center During the Second Half of the 20th Century, 2020. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. T. Elvan Altan.

Topal, Hidayet Volkan. Romanization of Urban Spaces in Ephesus, 2020. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven.

Erdoğan, Kübra Nesrin. Rivolta Femminile, Carla Accardi, Marta Lonzi: Feminisim, Art and Architecture in Mid-Twentieth Century Italy, 2019. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Belgin Turan Özkaya.

Ecemiş Özbilen, Deniz. Gordion Archaeological Site and Museum: A Critique, 2019. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Belgin Turan Özkaya.

Yiğit, Asude Dilan. In Search of The Prestige Politics: An Alternative Reading Regarding the Architectural Evolution of The Athena Precinct and The Great Altar of Pergamon, 2019. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven.

Dedekargınoğlu, Cem. Architecture of The State: Ankara İstasyon Caddesi in the Late Ottoman and Early Republican Periods, 2019. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. T. Elvan Altan.

Kaymaz, Elif. An Architectural History of the Movie Theaters in Ankara, 2019. Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Pelin Yoncacı Arslan.

Ji Suk, Jung. Architecture at the Ends of the World: Korean and Western Architectural Traditions in Comparison, 2019. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ali Uzay Peker.

Tok, Tuğba. Maruf Önal and the Production of Mid-Twentieth Century Modern Architecture in İstanbul, 2019. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. T. Elvan Altan.

Sarıkaya, Fatma. Byzantine Heritage Depicted: The Aqueduct of Valens in the Historical Topography of Istanbul, 2019. Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Pelin Yoncacı Arslan.

Gür, Zeynep. From Places of Transportation to Places of Display: The Ankara Railway Area from the Mid-to-the Late 20th Century, 2019. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. T. Elvan Altan.

Giritlioğlu, Dilara Burcu. An Urban Node in the Ritual Landscape of Byzantine Constantinople: The Church of St. John Baptist of the Stoudios Monastery, 2019. Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Pelin Yoncacı Arslan.

Acar, Melis. Ted Ankara College: An Educational Institution and its Places of Urban Life In Kolej District, 2019. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. T. Elvan Altan.

Çoruh, Selin. The Latin Catholic Church Settlement in Mersi̇n During the Late Ottoman Period, 2019. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. T. Elvan Altan.

Bilge, Elif. The “Courtyard House”: A Spatial Reading of Domestic Architecture in Ancient Anatolia and Greece, 2019. Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lale Özgenel.

Avcı, Nihan. The Role of Mi̇marlar Odasi and Mülki̇yeli̇ler Bi̇rli̇ği̇ in the Formation of a Public Place: Yüksel-Konur Intersection, 1960s-1980s, 2018. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. T. Elvan Altan.

Güner. Gizem. Space as Protagonist in the Narrative of the Iliad, 2017. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven.

Yilmaz, Melike. Two Harbor Cities:  Sinop and Antalya during the Seljuk and Ottoman Periods, 2017. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ali Uzay Peker.

Ahmed, Nida. Colonial Encounters, Karachi and Anglo-Indian Dwellings During the Raj, 2017. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven.

Özden, Deniz. Theory and Practice of Geometry in Medieval Architecture in the Middle East (10th-14th Centuries), 2015. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ali Uzay Peker.

Özcan, Seçil. Tracing Literary Architecture: Spatial In-Betweenness in Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts, 2015. Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Sevil Enginsoy Ekinci.

Kutluata, Cemre Naz. Personifying History: Vernon Lee and Re-Imagining the Florentine Renaissance, 2015. Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Sevil Enginsoy Ekinci.

Coşkun, Semiha Deniz. Tracing the Trajectories of Memory: The Nike of Samothrace, 2015. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven.

Sokullu, Seda. Word, Image & Architectural Historiography in W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz (2001), 2015. Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Sevil Enginsoy Ekinci.

Mehmetoğlu, Yıldız İpek. Parisian Avant-Garde Women and The Production of "Domestic" Space in the Early Twentieth Century, 2014. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Belgin Turan Özkaya.

Köseoğlu, Irmak. Late Ottoman Resort Houses in Istanbul: Büyükada and Kadiköy, 2013. Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lale Özgenel.

Özcan, Zeynep. Intersection of Architecture and Music as Gesamtkunstwerk in Iannis Xenakis's Selected Works, 2013. Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Sevil Enginsoy Ekinci.

Karamanoğlu, Sema. One Historian Two Books: Beatriz Colomina's Historiographical Approach in 'Privacy and Publicity' And 'Domesticity at War', 2013. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Belgin Turan Özkaya.

Yıldırım, Mehmet Salih. Experiencing the Ancient Theatre: A Perspective on Interpreting the Ancient Greek and Roman Theatre through Reflections from the Space of the Performer, 2013. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven.

Junejo, Rabela. Architectural Permeability: Stylistic Encounter in the Architecture of the Makli Necropolis (14th - 16th Centuries), 2012. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ali Uzay Peker.

Baykara, Ayşe Bike. The Entertainment Structures in Roman Pergamum, 2012. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven.

Güney, Ahmet Öncü. Investigating the House Church at Dura-Europos: Production of Social Space, 2012. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven.

Köseoğlu, Ayça. Changing Context of Olympic Victor Statues in Greece and Rome, 2012. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven.

Baran, Mustafa Kemal. Travelling/Writing/Drawing: Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Architectural Journey to Italy (1824), 2011. Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Sevil Enginsoy Ekinci.

Çetin, Yunus. Beyond Built Form: The Colosseum, 2011. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven

Göloğlu, Sabiha. Analyzing the Mimarlık Journal: A Study on Architecture in Turkey in the 1980s, 2011. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. T. Elvan Altan

Günsoy, Belkıs Harika. “Reconstructing” the Ottoman Imperial Harem of Nineteenth Century: Memoirs of Leyla Saz on the Old Çırağan Palace, 2011. Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. A. Sevil Enginsoy Ekinci

Kalınbayrak, Aygün. Elite Benefaction in Roman Asia Minor: The Case of Plancia Magna in Perge, 2011. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven

Kardaş, Ayşegül. Transformation of the Ottoman Built Environment in the Nineteenth Century in Anatolia: The Case of Tokat, 2011. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. T. Elvan Altan

Keskin, Ümran. Afterlives of Hagia Sophia: The Change in the Official Attitudes towards Preserving Antiquities in the Late Ottoman and Early Republican Periods, 2011. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven

Öztürk, Özgür. A Digital Reconstruction of Visual Experience and the Sebasteion of Aphrodisias, 2011. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven

Alptekin, Ali Haydar. Making the "Heart" of Russian Territorialization: Railways and Moscow Railway Stations, 2010. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Namık G. Erkal, Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. T. Elvan Altan

Bleta, Indrit. Influences of Political Regime Shifts on the Urban Scene of a Capital City - Case Study: Tirana, 2010. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Belgin Turan Özkaya

Horuz, Semra. The Book, the Body and Architectural History in Peter Greenaway’s Cinematography, 2010. Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. A. Sevil Enginsoy Ekinci

Yazıcı, Ezgi. Theater in Nineteenth Century Istanbul: Cases for the Translation of an Architectural Typology, 2010. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Namık G. Erkal

Karlık, Özge. From the "Author" to the "Reader": Visiting Literary House-Museums in İstanbul, 2009. Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. A. Sevil Enginsoy Ekinci

Çekiç,  Can Eyüp. Savoir Vivre Cosmopolite: Ahmed Midhat’s Avrupa Adab-I Muaşereti Yahut Alafranga as a Source for Modernization of the Codes of Social Behavior in the Late Nineteenth Century Ottoman Empire, 2009. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Namık G. Erkal

Acar, Sibel. Intersections: Architecture and Photography in Victorian Britain, 2009. Supervisor: Assist. Prof. Dr. A. Sevil Enginsoy Ekinci

Bancı,  Selda.  The Turkish Pavilion in the Brussels Expo ’58: A Study on Architectural Modernization in Turkey during the 1950s, 2009. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. T. Elvan Altan.

Kaytan, Emre. Investigating the Water Supply of Roman Ankara, 2008. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven

Işık, Özgür Emre. Theory & Practice: Socio-Political and Philosophical Dynamics in the Evolution of the Grid-Plan in Ancient Greek Cities, 2008. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven

Açıkgöz, Ümit Fırat. A Case in French Colonial Politics of Architecture and Urbanism: Antioch and Alexandretta during the Mandate (1920-1938), 2008. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Belgin Turan Özkaya

Ceylanlı, Zeynep. Sigfried Giedion’s ‘Space, Time and Architecture’: An Analysis of Modern Architectural Historiography, 2008. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Belgin Turan Özkaya

Şeker Ilgın, Ayşegül. Form and Space in Roman Domestic Architecture: The Architectural Language of the Atrium House, 2008. Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lale Özgenel

Dinler, Oya. A Comparative Formal Investigation of the Bath-Gymnasium Complex Plan Type in Roman Asia Minor as a Reflection of Romanization and Urban Renewal, 2007. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven

Katipoğlu, Ceren. An Analysis of Architect Sinan's Late Period Mosques, 2007.Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jale Erzen

Tan, Ceyda Başak. Educational Function of Art Museums: Two Case Studies from Turkey, 2007. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jale Erzen

Tanglay, Özgün. The Presentation of Industrial Design in the Popular Media: A Research Study on Popular Home Style Magazines in the Post-1980 Period in Turkey, 2007. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jale Erzen

Tozoğlu, Ahmet Erdem. Grand Hotels in Major Cities of Turkey, 1950-1980: An Evaluation of Modern Architecture and Tourism, 2007. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. T. Elvan Altan

Oğuz, Zeynep. Multi-Functional Buildings of the T-Type in Ottoman Context: A Network of Identity and Territorialization, 2006. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. T. Elvan Altan

Özkan, Meltem. Zocalo: Transformation of an Aztec Religious Center into a Colonial Town Square in Mexico City, 2006. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ali Uzay Peker

Özpek, Burak Bilgehan. Ayn Rand, Objectivism and Architecture, 2006. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. T. Elvan Altan

Pınar, Ekin. Myth, Landscape & Boundaries: The Impact of the Notion of Sacredness on Greek Urbanism and Architecture, 2006. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven

Sümertaş, Firuzan Melike. Female Patronage in Classical Ottoman Architecture: Five Case Studies in İstanbul, 2006. - Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lale Özgenel

Şener, Mehmet. Reviewing The Periodical Yapı (1941-1943): A Study on Architectural Practice and Ideology in Turkey during the Second World War, 2006. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. T. Elvan Altan

Taşdöğen, Fatma Sezin. Traditional Karacasu (Aydın) Dwellings: An Investigation into their Architectural and Social Characteristics, 2006. Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. N. Gül Asatekin.

Yoncacı, Pelin. Roman Urban Space Framed by Colonnades: Mediating Between Myth, Memory and History in Ephesus, 2006. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven

Esin, Didem. A Study on Possible Foreign Impacts on the Sungur Bey Mosque in Niğde, 2005. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ömür Bakırer

Çonkir, Esra. Architectural Elaboration of the ‘Public’in the Domestic Architecture of Late Antique Anatolia: Changes and Transformations in the Private Setting, 2005. Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lale Özgenel

Elmas, Nimet. An Analysis of the Conservation of the Twentieth Century Architectural Heritage in Turkey: The Case Of Ankara, 2005. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Elvan Altan Ergut

Arı, Meltem. The Inscribed-Cross Churches in Göreme, 2004. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven

Gözübüyük, Melek. Dilşad. New Interpretations of Domestic Space and Life: The Emergence of Apartment Buildings in Nineteenth Century Istanbul, 2004. Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lale Özgenel

Onurlu, Sema. Symbol, Space and Meaning in Hittite Architecture, 2004. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven

Uçar, Gülnur. Crusader Castles in Cyprus and their Place within the Crusading History, 2004. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven

Uğur, Selen. An Architectural and Social Inventory of the Past and the Present: Documenting the 19th Century Houses in Menteşbey, 2004. Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lale Özgenel

Belgin-Henry, Ayse. Choice and Context in the Late Antique Architecture: Questioning the Cilician "Domed Basilicas", 2003. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven

Gürol, Pelin. Building for Women's Education in Early Republican Turkey: Ismet Pasa Girls Institute in Ankara, 2003. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Elvan Altan Ergut

İmamoğlu, Bilge. Workers' Housing Projects by Seyfi Arkan in the Zonguldak Coalfield: A Case of Modernization in Early Republican Turkey, 2003. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Elvan Altan Ergut

Uysal, Y. Yesim. A Survey on the System of Education at the Middle East Technical University Department of Architecture, 1956-1980, 2003. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Elvan Altan Ergut

Caner, Cağla. A Study on the Portal Composition and its Contribution to the Facade Design of Anatolian Seljuk Buildings, 2002. Supervisor: Ömür Bakırer

İskender, Sevgin Deniz. Ottomans and Nature: Landscape, Architecture and Life in the Open, 2002. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jale Erzen

Öztürk, Onur, Egyptian Influences on the Architecture of Roman Asia Minor, 2002. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven

Peri, Burak. Building the 'Modern' Environment in Early Republican Turkey: Sümerbank Kayseri and Nazilli Factory Settlements, 2002. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Elvan Altan Ergut

Temizsoy, Arzu. Resettlement of Balkan Refugees in İzmir during the Late Ottoman Period: A Survey on the Urban and Architectural Properties of the Planned District of Değirmendaği, 2002. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Cana Bilsel

Türkoğlu, Sinem. Formation and Transformation of Urban Fabric in the 19th Century Bursa, 2002. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. İnci Aslanoğlu, Co-Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Sevgi Aktüre

Yıldız, Şebnem. The Image of the 'Ideal Home’/ Modern House in Popular Magazines during the Post-World War Two Period in Turkey, 2002. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Elvan Altan Ergut, Co-Supervisor: Dr. Berin F. Gür

Beyhan, Bahar. Representation of Architecture in the 16th Century Ottoman Miniature Painting, 2001. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jale Erzen

Akyürek, Göksun. Modernization and Spatial Practice in Early Republican Ankara: The Gazi Farm and the Atatürk Boulevard, 2000. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Belgin Turan

Dinçer, Emel. An Architectural and Literary Overview of Ankara between 1923-1950, 2000. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. İnci Aslanoğlu

Bostan, Selen Bahriye . An Interpretation of the Divriği Complex (Its Architecture And Ornamentation) from the Perspective of the Cosmos Understanding in the 13th Century Anatolia, 1999. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ali Uzay Peker

Derer, Burcu. The Evolution of Design in the Reconstruction Period within the Context of Western Europe, 1999. Supervisor: Tansel Korkmaz

Erşahin, Serap. Ottoman Baroque Architecture Seen through Five Selatin Mosques, 1999. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. İnci Aslanoğlu

Keser, Elif. The Ecclesiastical Architecture of the Syrian Orthodox in Tur Abdin, 1999. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jale Erzen

Merzi, Serpil. Observations on Selected Ottoman Mosques in the Light of Social Transformation of the Eighteenth and the Beginning of the Nineteenth Centuries, 1999. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. İnci Aslanoğlu

Savaşkan, Erkmen. Architecture and Fashion: Indices of the Turkish Westernization Process through the Study of the 'Fashionable' in Hotel Architecture, 1996. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Aydan Balamir

Soyöz, Ufuk. Temples of Apollo at Didyma and Claros in Ionia as Centers of Oracular and Political Activity, 1999. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven

Erkmen, Alev. The Church of Theodor Metochites: A Re-Reading of the Edifice as a Mnemonic Artefact, 1998. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven

Sülüner, Sinan. The Origins of the Inscribed Cross Churches and the Development of the Type in Istanbul, 1998. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven

Üçer, Idil. Reconciliation of Authority and the Subjects: Institutionalization of the Imperial Cult and Evolution of its Architecture in Asia Minor, 1998. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven

Onrat, Fulya. Roman Amphitheatres in Anatolia, 1997. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven

Özdemir, Kadir. Evaluating the Place of Hagia Sophia among Justinian's Other Persuasive Achievements, 1997. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven

Camgöz, Nilgün. Museums: Concept, History, and Architecture with a Special Survey on the Turkish Case, 1996. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jale Erzen

Harmanşah, Ömür. Drama, Marginality, Space Architecture of Ritual Action in Archaic Greece a Hellenistic Paradigm: Pergamum, 1996. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven

Araz, Melda. Impacts of Political Decisions in the Formation of Railroads and Railroad Architecture in Turkey between 1856 and 1950, 1995. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. İnci Aslanoğlu

Erkal, Namık. Constantinopolis: A Study on the City of Constantinople as the Artifice of Constantine the Great's Imperial Project, 1995. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven.

Işık, Figen. A Study on the Changing Turkish Bathing Culture under the Western Influences, 1995. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. İnci Aslanoğlu.

Ceylan, Burcu. "Marble Style of Anatolia" A Study on the Role of Marble in the Architecture of Asia Minor in the Roman Period, 1994. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven.

Aktürk, Şule. The Searches for a National Architecture in Turkey: In the Transition from the First National to the First International Architectural Periods, 1992. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. İnci Aslanoğlu.

Barakat, Heba Nayel. A Study on the Marble Work of the Coban Mustafa Pasha Mosque in Gebze, 1992. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ömür Bakırer.

Özgenel, Lale. A Study on the Evolution of the Domestic Architecture in Western Anatolia from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Periods, 1992. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Suna Güven.

Altan, T. Elvan. Historicism and Architecture: A Conceptual Framework for Interpretations of Historicism in Contemporary Turkish and Western Architecture, 1991. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. İnci Aslanoğlu.

Çağlayan, Gaye. An Exploration of 'Space' and 'Performance' in the Early 20th Century Avant-Garde Movements through a Historical Survey, 1991. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. İnci Aslanoğlu.

Fişekçioğlu, Sera. Impacts of Westernization on "Yalı" Architecture along the Bosphours in Istanbul with Reference to the Selected Examples, 1991.  Supervisor: Prof. Dr. İnci Aslanoğlu.

Enginsoy, A. Sevil. Use of Iron as New Building Material in the Nineteenth Century Western and Ottoman Architecture, 1990.  Supervisor: Prof. Dr. İnci Aslanoğlu.