Department of Architecture was established in 1994 in the Faculty of Architecture and Engineering and has been joined to the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Fine Arts since 2009. With a strong emphasis on human value and professional ethics, the department of Architecture has been offering an education based on critical and theoretical knowledge, creative design skills, the most recent techniques of presentation and architectural building technologies.
As a part of a global university with campuses based in Girne - Cyprus, Canterbury - UK and Singapore, and as a member of different international networks such as European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE), the department of Architecture is an international department with its academic staff and students from all over the world, embracing universal values and taking internationalization as a goal. With its participative and interactive course environment, technological facilities, devoted academic staff and student-centred education approach, GAU -Department of Architecture has been offering a universal, intellectual, ethical and active education.
Architects work in design, planning and construction of various types of buildings and structures, ranging from residential buildings to commercial ones or public facilities. They are responsible for designing buildings that meet the needs of people who are going to use them, and in harmony with the environment in the most comfortable, healthy, safe, and economic ways. They have the chance to work in public sector such as ministries or municipalities, or architecture departments of public institutions. They also can work in private sector architecture and construction firms or become self-employed by establishing their own businesses. During design and construction of a building, architects need to be in contact with the clients and users, and many different professionals including civil, electric and mechanical engineers, urban designers, landscape designers, interior designers, contractors and technical staff.
Graduates of Architecture also have the chance to continue their career in academic institutions, by attaining Master and PhD degree.
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Faculty of Architecture, Design & Fine Arts
Mrs. Emi Yorucu
Head of International Admissions
Phone: +90 392 650 2000 Ext. 1214
Girne American University, University Drive, PO
Box 5, 99428 Karmi Campus, Karaoglanoglu,
Kyrenia / TRNC