Analysis of campus design criteria for samples of newly established state universities after 2006 in Turkey

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Gazi Üniversitesi, Fen Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Turkey

Approval Date: 2013


Supervisor: SARE SAHİL


With the aim of searching, producing and dissemination of information, universities are one of the most important social institutions of our age. In our country, majority of the state universities are established as campus universities in last 10 years. Gathering of academic, administrative, social and cultural units in a campus provides efficiency to its users by means of both transportation and time. The aim of this thesis is to analyse the architectural design processes of campusses, development of proposals for their use and to constitute a reference for future campuses or revisions. Outline and main statement of the thesis is specified in the introduction part. Historical development of the universities is analyzed on chapter 2. While site selection decisions for university buildings are stated at chapter 3, planning and design criteria, transportations systems and settlement patterns of campuses are explained on 4th chapter in order to create a conceptual framework for the campuses which are semtinized at chapter 5. In the 5th chapter, 11 universities established in the last 10 years from seven different geographical regions of our country which have not completed their campus structure are semtinized in terms of relationship with the city, settlement pattern, land use, and transportation networks. In the evaluation part, main statement of the thesis is examined by making a comparison between the semtinized universities along with suggestions regarding campus design.