International education practices: initial outcomes of imiad design studios

Görgül E., Numan B., Atasoy A.

World Conference on Design, Arts and Education (DAE), Antalya, Turkey, 1 - 04 May 2012, vol.51, pp.745-751 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 51
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.08.234
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.745-751
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


By focusing on an international design studio practice, this paper discusses processes and first studio outcomes of International Master of Interior Architectural Design (IMIAD) Program in Istanbul Technical University-ITU. This paper aims to reveal the very initial experiments of this internationally executed and jointly run unique curriculum on interior architecture education on graduate level, and magnifies how international interior architecture studio experiments took place in one of the partner institutions of the program. Introduction of the paper portrays the brief information about the background, partners, structure and outline of the four-semester IMIAD graduate program. Subsequent chapters focus on studio processes, assignment contents, pedagogical and tutorial achievements. Furthermore, projects and works of IMIAD students provide visual materials to demonstrate the studio outcomes. Paper concludes by depicting the success and the progress of the program in the following years. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Ayse Cakir Ilhan