Hello. Thank you for your interest. I would like to introduce myself. After I graduated from Turkish Education Association Ankara College in 1996, I attended Bilkent University. I graduated at the top of my classwith a 3.70 / 4.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average from Bilkent Universitywith a BFA degree in Urban Design and Landscape Architecture in 2003. At Bilkent University my Merit Scholarship continued for four years completely as I was the first rank holder and high honor student. By the third year of my undergraduate education, I started working for a Architecture, Landscape architecture and Urban Design company.
I began doctorate program (PhD) in Landscape Architecture at Ankara University, in Turkey, in 2005. I received European UnionErasmus Program‘s full scholarship to research at University of Kassel in Germany during 2007-2008 academic year. At University of Kassel I studied urban renewal and urban transformation subjects at Faculty of Architecture, Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture under the supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Altrock. In 2010, I received German Academic Exchange Service’s (DAAD) scholarship to attend Intensive German courses in Herder Institute at University of Leipzig in Germany. During my stay in Germany, I had a chance to travel various cities in Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Czechoslovakia where I explored urban and landscape features of Europe. I received my PhD from Ankara University. My doctorate thesis is focused on cultural landscape transformation and change in Ankara Historic City Center. My doctorate education’s CGPA is 3.90 / 4.0. I have published two articles about cultural landscape and one article about coastal landscape.
Now, I am an Assistant Professor in Department of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture at Amasya University, Turkey. Apart from my academic studies, I have 10 years work experience in the fields of Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Landscape construction and Construction Site Management.
You can browse my design portfolio in this web site.
I am now in Kassel University to conduct a Post-doctorate research on Urban Design. After you’ve reviewed my resume (CV), I would welcome an opportunity to talk with you business details. Besides, if you accept, we can collaboratively conduct design projects or researches in the fields of architecture, urban design and landscape architecture.
Dr. ALi KEMAL ARKUN
Senior Landscape Architect and Urban Designer (Ph.D.) Landschaftsarchitekt und Urban Designer