Within the scope of the 2017-2018 Academic Year Fall Semester Graduation Jury, Eastern Mediterranean University Architecture Faculty Interior Architecture Department hosted Gül Güven and Destine Özkan as jury members. Taking place each academic term, the graduation jury hosts prominent academicians and career professionals who possess expertise in their fields. In this respect, founder of architecture company ‘Ven’, Gül Güven and professional architect Destine Özkan who has been involved in professional architectural projects in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus were invited to the graduation jury of the current semester.
Boasting two programs carried out in the medium of Turkish and English, EMU Interior Architecture Department successfully prepares the students for their chosen profession. In this respect, graduates of the department take the first step towards their chosen professions as individuals who have participated in competitions, who have received awards and who have developed different projects as part of the graduation jury. Coordinator of the English-medium program graduation project Assoc. Prof. Dr. Afet Çeliker Coşkun, Coordinator of the Turkish-medium program graduation project Assist. Prof. Dr. Kamil Güley, Chair of the Interior Architecture Department Prof. Dr. Uğur Ulaş Dağlı and Vice Chair of the Interior Architecture Department Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nil Paşaoğulları Şahin contributed to the professional development of the prospective graduates as jury members.
Design of “A factory project” constituted the theme of the graduation project. Within the scope of the said project, prospective graduates took into consideration factories located in the Famagusta district which deals with local production. In this respect, establishing bonds and communication between the university and industry, one of the important aims of the project was fulfilled.
Following the completion of the graduation jury, participating projects were displayed at an exhibition followed by Gül Güven’s presentation titled “Last Lesson”. During her presentation, Güven talked about her projects and also touched upon the difficulties as well as beauties students may encounter in their prospective professional careers.