Established in 1991, LAUD is the first and pioneer undergraduate degree in Turkey to integrate landscape architecture with urban design.
We Train the Designers of Future Cities
LAUD is a design-oriented program that meets Urban Design and Landscape Architecture. It fulfills a unique and leading role in undergraduate education of urban design in Turkey. LAUD's multi-disciplinary faculty and open, pluralistic attitude to education enrich its students with social, environmental and aesthetic values.
LAUD offers a curriculum aimed at enhancing life and environmental quality in cities. Its participation in international exchange and collaboration programs worldwide invests in developing global views in design, while continuing to operate in and local contexts. The program fosters face-to-face interaction with diverse urban actors with field trips and encourages students to excel their skills in both teamwork and individual study.
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LAUD Team wins Honorable Mention Prize at the Topkapı Square Urban Design Competition!
The award ceremony of the "Istanbul Land Walls Topkapı Square Urban Design Competition" organized b ...
SoAVe: walking in the landscapes of energy production
The Call for participants of the Summer School "SoAVe: walking in the landscapes of energy productio ...
LAUD team wins 3rd Prize at the 5 Ocak Park and Surroundings Urban Design Competition!
Results of the Adana 5 Ocak Park and Surroundings Urban Design Competition are announced. The compe ...
With a design-oriented interdisciplinary educational approach, LAUD focuses on people, nature, city, and society within urban contexts, aiming to create better quality urban environments for healthy individuals and society. The undergraduate courses are, therefore, presented by instructors who are specialized in diverse disciplines, either individually or in groups.
Unlike other programs of landscape architecture in Turkey, LAUD is affiliated with an art, design and architecture faculty focusing on design education in studios. The design studios and the technical and theoretical courses that make up the curriculum are supported by field trips in order to study various urban contexts as their project sites. These educational trips range from intra-city daily tours to international summer programs.
The curriculum for undergraduate the Department of LAUD is designed for four years, and each year is divided into two semesters: 'Autumn' and 'Spring'. Each year's curriculum consists of several compu ...
LAUD's design studios are structured into two systems: Basic Design Studios and Vertical Design Studios.The Basic Design Studio System involves students who are enrolled in FA 101-102. It is a two-ter ...
Summer internships aim to supplement the four-years worth of theoretical and practical training in the undergraduate level with job experience and professional life. Two such internships exist in the ...
LAUD emphasizes the importance of both inter-Europe (Erasmus) and global (Exchange) exchange programs to help its students in developing an international perspective and to widen their educational hor ...
LAUD has successful alumni working in miscellaneous fields
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Some facts about our alumni
These numbers are derived from the alumni survey conducted in 2016, as part of the 25th year anniversary of LAUD.
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Department of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture Bilkent, 06800, Ankara / Turkey