A Design-Build Experience

Kilyos Boathouse






design-build, learning by doing, horizontal learning


As a part of stated curriculum of MEF University Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture, design-build studio is a compulsory summer internship for the students completing their first year in architecture and interior design. Within the framework of the design-build studio, the school communicates its set of values through emphasizing learning by doing, implying horizontal learning and underlining the process. This paper will discuss how a design-build studio can be a distinctive subliminal quality of an architecture faculty through the case of Boathouse project conducted during Summer 2018.

How to Cite

Aydemir, A. Z., Sezgin, A., & Inceoğlu, A. (2019). A Design-Build Experience: Kilyos Boathouse. EAAE Annual Conference Proceedings, 24–29. https://doi.org/10.51588/eaaeacp.3



Author Biographies

Ayse Zeynep Aydemir, MEF University

Zeynep Aydemir is an assistant professor of architecture with a research practice on architectural design learning. She received her BArch (2008) and MSc in Architectural Design (2011) degrees from Istanbul Technical University. She completed her jointly supervised PhD entitled ‘Experiments, Practices and Positions in Architectural Design Studios’ at KU Leuven and ITU in 2017. Currently, she teaches at MEF University Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture.

Ahmet Sezgin, MEF University

Ahmet Sezgin is the head of the interior design department at MEF University. He received his BArch (2000) from METU Faculty of Architecture and graduate degree from World Heritage Studies at Brandenburg Technical University (BTU Cottbus) in 2006. He completed his PhD studies at Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester in 2012. Pursuing his Ph.D. research, his current research interests cover architectural history, geography and their relationship with political history.

Arda Inceoğlu, MEF University

Arda Inceoğlu is the founding Dean of MEF University Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture. He received his BArch (1989) from Istanbul Technical University and MArch degree from NCSU College of Design. Taught architectural design studios and architectural theory courses at ITU between 1992–2013 and at NCSU College of Design between 2001–2002 and 2013–2014. He has been involved in the practice of architecture with several completed works and awarded architectural and urban design projects.