Over the summer, Dr. Mine H. Hashas-Degertekin, an assistant professor, took SPSU senior architecture students to Istanbul, Turkey, for an urban design workshop called “Merging Scales-Merging Boundaries” that also included students from the Department of Architecture at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul.
The SPSU students – Catherine Lozano, Neil Patel, Sudha Somayajula and Kellen Spafford – spent two weeks exploring the culture and working on a proposed urban-design project.
Through various excursions and lectures, the students gained a better understanding of the city, as well as the project site and its requirements. They developed conceptual design proposals, built models and exhibited their work at Bahcesehir University.
In mid-September, Dr. Hashas and the four SPSU students held a similar exhibition on the SPSU campus, displaying their completed projects, sketch books, booklets created for the workshop, along with photographs of the team working together and of Istanbul.
The exhibit’s opening reception was attended by the Turkish Honorary Consul General for Georgia Mona Diamond.