The jury of 2022 graduation project includes Prof. Dr. Hayriye Eşbah Tunçay @hetpeyzaj, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayçim Türer Başkaya @aycimbaskaya, Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayşegül Akçay Kavakoğlu @akcaysegul, Dr. Imge Akçakaya Waite and M. Arch. Defne Bozkurt, with the assistance of Res. Assist. Hüseyin Ögçe.

Prof. Hayriye Eşbah Tuncay, PhD.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayçim Türer Başkaya

Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayşegül Akçay Kavakoğlu

Dr. Imge Akçakaya Waite

M. Arch. Defne Bozkurt

Assisted by Hüseyin Ögçe


The Latin word of “Initium” means “beginning” or the starting point that socially and physically shapes cultures, civilizations, and people. Istanbul is one of the oldest cities and is a laboratory to experience thousands of years of history of the natural and cultural processes. As one of the symbols of the multi-layered city of Istanbul, Seraglio Point acts as a spark for the design process of the 2021-2022 Spring Semester. The Graduation Project aims to develop a sustainable vision for the Historic Peninsula in Istanbul and design a socially inclusive, climate-resilient coastal landscape for the Seraglio Point on the peninsula. The goal is to propose an urban green system for preserving the site’s historical, ecological, and aesthetic qualities.