Architectural education based on integrated design and its effects on professional life

Yazıcıoğlu Z., Dikbaş A.

14th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, ECPPM 2022, Trondheim, Norway, 14 - 16 September 2022, pp.669-675 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1201/9781003354222-85
  • City: Trondheim
  • Country: Norway
  • Page Numbers: pp.669-675
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Construction industry needs innovations to increase productivity. One of the essential steps taken in this sense is BIM technology in project development. Rather than being a tool for drawing projects, BIM simulates cost, time and quality of construction works. Architecture schools should equip students with BIM knowledge because they are the potential professionals of construction industry. The settlement of BIM in the education programs are carried out in many different approaches of the undergraduate departments. Istanbul Medipol University is a non-governmental university in Turkey that aims to provide interdisciplinary education environment. Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Industrial Design Department students work together on the same project by setting up teams. The aim of the program is to improve working skills with an Integrated Design approach, to educate professionals who are ready to work interdisciplinary in practical life, and to increase the efficiency of the studies from design development to construction with opportunities of BIM. In this paper, the effect of using BIM in the practical life, interdisciplinary working skills and integrated design awareness of the graduates will be investigated through a survey, and it will be concluded whether the education program has reached its goal. For this purpose, a survey for graduate students is prepared for getting feedback of their experiences in their professional life. Within the scope of quality, it is planned to improve the program by combining the survey results and literature research studies.