Professor of Building Science
Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Bilkent University, Bilkent
06533 Ankara, Turkey
Phone: +90 (312) 290 1835 Fax : +90 (312) 266-5071
e-mail : email@example.com
1 PERSONALBorn : March 1, 1940 in İstanbul, Turkey. Citizen of Turkey.
Education: B.S.C.E., 1960, Robert College School of Engineering, İstanbul, Turkey; M.S.E., 1962; M.A., 1963; Ph.D., 1965, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA.
Languages: Turkish (native), English (excellent), German (good), French (fair)
Marital Status: Married to Fahriye Gönül (Ayda) Pultar, writer, Assistant Professor of English Literature at Bilkent University
Children: Yakup Giray Pultar (1972), Nilüfer Eren Pultar (1975), Reşid Selçuk Pultar (1976)
2 ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS1960-1965 : 60-63 Research Assistant; 63-64 Assistant in Instruction; 64-65 Instructor; Department of Civil Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton NJ, USA.
1967-1968 : Instructor; Department of Civil Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
1968-1991 : 68-74 Assistant Professor; 74-88 Associate Professor; 88-91 Professor; Department of Architecture, Middle East Technical University.
1976-1977 : Visiting Lecturer; Department of Architecture and Building Science, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.
1979-1982 : Associate Professor; Department of Building Science and Environmental Design, Middle East Technical University.
1991- : Professor; Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.
1998 : Visiting Scholar; Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, USA.
3 ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS1970-1972 : Associate Dean; Faculty of Architecture, Middle East Technical University.
1977-1978 : Vice President; Middle East Technical University.
1978-1982 : Dean; Faculty of Architecture, Middle East Technical University.
1982-1984 : Director; Building Research Institute, Scientific and Technical Reseach Council of Turkey, Ankara.
1993-1998 : Founding Director; Bilkent Universıty Preparatory School, Ankara.
1994-1998 : Member of the Building Research Grants Committee; Scientific and Technical Reseach Council of Turkey, Ankara.
1994- : Member of the Executive Council; Bilkent University, Ankara.
1997 : Coordinator; Research Assessment Panel for Architecture, Higher Education Council of Turkey, Ankara.
4 SAMPLE PUBLICATIONS (Articles, papers and lectures)
Pultar, M., D.P. Billington and J.D. Riera. Analysis of folded plate structures continuous over flexible supports. Journal of the Structural Division, ASCE 93.5 (1967) : 253-277.
Pultar, M. Solution of simple canonical folded plates by transfer matrices. Bulletin of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures 44 (1970) : 39-42.
Canbulat, İ. and M. Pultar. An algorithm for plotting computerized hidden line perspectives. METU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture 2.2 (1976) : 233-246.
Pultar, M. Structural morphology as a field of architectural inquiry. METU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture 3.2 (1977) : 201-213.
Pultar, M. Mimarlık ve çevre bilimlerinde ikinci kademe eğitimi ve bu açıdan eğitim-meslek ilişkileri. (Graduate education in architectural and environmental sciences and its relation to the professions) Mimarlık Eğitimi. Ankara: Society for Environmental and Architectural Sciences, 1977, n.p.
Pultar, M. and M. Turan. Mimarlık bilimleri ve kapsamı. (Architectural sciences and their content) Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi Mimarlık Bülteni 2 (1977) : 15-18.
Pultar, M. Mimarlık bilimi için bir tartışma çerçevesi. (A framework for discussions on architectural science) Mimarlık 16.155 (1978) : 30-31.
Pultar, M. (ed.) Mimarlık Bilimi: Kavram ve Sorunları (Architectural Science: Concepts and Problems) Ankara: Society for Environmental and Architectural Sciences, 1978.
Pultar, M. Mimarlık bilimlerini geliştirmede bir bilim derneğinin yeri (The function of a scientific society in the development of architectural sciences). Mimarlıkta Eğitim ve Uygulama Sorunları. İzmir: Aegean University Faculty of Fine Arts, 1978, n.p.
Pultar, M. (ed.) Çevre, Yapı ve Tasarım (Environment, Building and Design). Ankara: Society for Environmental and Architectural Sciences, 1979.
Özgüç, B. and M. Pultar. A computer graphic program for architectural drafting. METU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture 5.2 (1979) : 269-285.
Pultar, M. Bilim tasarım etkileşimi (Interaction of science and design). Tasarım ve İnsan Bilimleri. Ed. Z. Ertürk. Trabzon: Karadeniz Technical University, 1979, 8-12.
Baykan, C. and M. Pultar. Konutlarda mekan etkinlik ilişkilerinin yapısı (The structure of space-activity relations in houses) Çevre, Yapı ve Tasarım. Ed. M. Pultar. Ankara: Society for Environmental and Architectural Sciences, 1979, 359-380.
Pultar , M. and B. Özgüç. A dynamic software system for the architectural brief of a political science faculty. METU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture 6.2 (1980) : 183-192.
Pultar, M. The CEMBİL Information Centre at Middle East Technical University. Building Research World Wide. Oslo: Norwegian Building Research Institute, 1981, 1b : 521-522.
Pultar, M. Yapı, Yapı Araştırması ve Politikası (Building, Building Research and Its Policy). Ankara: TÜBİTAK Building Research Institute, 1983.
Pultar, M. İlerleme düzeyi esasına göre inşaat programlamasının temel kavramları (Basic principles of progress based construction scheduling). X. Teknik Kongre Bildiriler Kitabı. Ankara: Chamber of Civil Engineers of Turkey, 1989, 2 : 267-284.
Pultar, M. Progress based construction scheduling. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management 116.4 (1990) : 670-688.
Pultar, M. and E. Gökbulut. Icono-graphic computer output for construction schedules. Computer Graphics: A New Vision on Engineering. Eds. O. Ural and D. Shen. Washington DC: American Society of Engineering Education, 1990, 333-339.
Demirkan, H., M. Pultar and B. Özgüç. A knowledge-based space planning system. Architectural Science Review 35.1 (1992) : 3-7.
Pultar, M. Konutta kalite kavramı. (The concept of housing quality.) Konutta Kalite. Ed. T. Aktüre. Ankara: MESA Housing Industries, Inc., 1994, 7-15.
Pultar, M. Yapı öğretimine bir yaklaşım. (An approach to education in building) Tesisat Mühendisleri Derneği Teknik Bülten 18 (1996) : 8-11.
Pultar, M. Yapılarda deprem hasarları sorunsalı için bir temellendirme. (An argument on the problematic of earthquake damage in buildings) TÜBİTAK Deprem Sempozyumu. Ed. T.Tankut. Ankara: Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey, 1996, 27-35.
Pultar, M. A conceptual framework for values in the built environment. Evolving Environmental Ideals: Changing Ways of Life, Values and Design Practices. Ed. Madi Grey. Stockholm: Royal Institute of Technology, 1997, 261-267.
Pultar, M. A structured approach to cultural studies of architectural space. Culture and Space in Home Environment: Critical Evaluations and New Paradigms. Eds. S.M. Ünügür, O. Hacıhasanoğlu and H. Turgut. İstanbul: İstanbul Technical University, 1997, 27-32.
Erkip, F., H. Demirkan and M. Pultar. Knowledge acquisition for design education. IDATER 97 International Conference on Design and Technology Educational Research and Curriculum Development. Ed. J.S. Smith.Loughborough, Leics: Loughborough University, 1997, 126-132.
Pultar, M. Holistic education in building: Premises and approach. Architectural Education for the Third Millenium. Ed. A. Şentürer. Gazimagusa, Northern Cyprus: Eastern Mediterranean University, 1998, 155-162.
Pultar, M. The structure and problems of building education. Lecture at the University of Akron, Akron OH, October 30, 1998.
Pultar, M. Value systems in architecture: The case of the Aga Khan Architectural Award. Lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, December 7, 1998.
Pultar, M. "Building education: From fragmentation to integration." Engineering Education in the Third Millenium. Eds. G. Sağlamer, A. Melezinek, S. İncecik. Alsbach: Leuchtturm Verlag, 1999, 1:373-379.
Pultar, M. "The Conceptual Basis of Building Ethics." Ethics of the Built Environment. Ed. Warwick Fox. London: Routledge, 2000.
Baykan, C. and M. Pultar. The structure of space-activity relations in houses. Spatial Analysis in Environment-Behaviour Research. Eds. J. Teklenburg, T. Heitor and J. Zacharias. Eindhoven: in press.
Pultar, M. Yapının Kavramsal Kurguları (Conceptual Frameworks of Building). Ankara: Şevki Vanlı Foundation for Architecture, in progress.
5 COURSES TAUGHT
Graduate Courses in Civil Engineering1. Structural Model AnalysisGraduate Courses in Architecture
2. Analogies in Structural Engineering
3. Structural Geometry and Morphology1. Geometry of Spatial StructuresGraduate Courses in Building Science and Environmental Design
2. Advanced Structural Design
3. Systems Analysis and Design in Architecture
4. Construction Management1. Environmental Geometry and StructureUndergraduate Courses in Civil Engineering
2. Abstract Structures
3. Architectural Science Workshop (Studio-Seminar)
4. Research Methods: Introductory and Advanced
5. Statistical Analysis
6. Analysis and Design of Environmental Systems
7. Art, Science and Technology
8. Graduate Studio (Environmental Design Seminar)
9. Axiology and Ethics of Building1. Engineering Mechanics : Statics, Dynamics and Strength of MaterialsUndergraduate Courses in Architecture
2. Structural Analysis : Introductory and Advanced
3. Structural Design : Introductory and Advanced1. Behaviour and Analysis of Structures
2. Statics and Strength of Materials
3. Introduction to Building Science
6 GRADUATE THESES SUPERVISED
Doctoral DissertationsÖzkan, S. A Categoric Structure for Theory of Architecture.1980.Masters Theses
Demirkan, H. A Knowledge-based Space Planning System. 1989.
Al, S. A Simulation System for Repetitive Construction Based on Cyclone Networks. 1992.
Erbuğ, Ç. An Ergonomics Oriented Model for Product Design. 1996.
Ertep, H. The Effect of Graphic Design Materials on the Retention Level of Viewers in Prime Time Television Newscasts. 1996.
Farivarsadri, G. An Analytic Re-assessment of Basic Design Education. 1997.Kıcıman, Ö. Analysis of Continuous Circular Cylindrical Shells. 1970.
Baytekin, Ö. Matrix Analysis of Folded Plates. 1971.
Dahi, P. Analysis of Clamped Folded Plates by the Transfer Matrices Method. 1973
Canbulat, İ. Theoretical Bases and Program Description of a Computerized Method for Perspective Drawing. 1974.
Özgüç, B. An Interactive Algorithm for Architectural Drafting. 1975.
Subaşı, H. Dimensional Optimization of Prismatic Folded Plates by Pattern Search. 1979.
Baykan, C. The Structure of Space-Activity Relations with Case Studies in Houses. 1979.
Şahmalı, A.E. An Iterative Method for Dynamic Heat Flow Analysis In Buildings. 1981.
Tamzok, J. A Nomographic Approach to Building Dimensions for Optimal Heat Flow. 1984.
Gültekin, T. Optimization with Application to Ribbed Plates. 1984.
Irklı, D. A Nomographic Approach for Estimating the Solar Heated Fraction of Buildings. 1984.
Aysoy, F. Structural Optimization and its Application to the Plastic Design of Plane Frames. 1985.
Kutluer, M. Structural Analysis of Behaviour Setting - Boundary Relations of the METU Alley.1985.
Gürsu, H. Design Recommendations for Temporary Pneumatic Structures in Disaster Areas. 1986.
Ansal, M. Concrete Masonry Construction for Houses. 1986.
Akçakayalıoğlu, H. Computer Aided Resource Allocation Program for Resources Transferable between Periods. 1987.
Gökbulut, E. An Iconic Reporting System Proposal for Project Management. 1987.
Cansızoğlu, M. An Alternative Cost Estimation Model for Door/Window Units. 1987.
Sert, F. What-If Analyses for Decision Making in Construction Scheduling. 1987.
Türkmen, U. Construction Scheduling with Limited Resource Allocation. 1987.
Ünay, A.İ. A Study of Structural Behaviour of the ?ehzade Mehmed Mosque. 1988.
Aluo, L. A Methodology for the Choice of Construction Technology in Rural Housing. 1990.
Bekar, M. Computer Aided Selection of External Walls for Thermal and Economic Efficiency. 1990.
Majjad, M.Z. Application of Solar Load Ratio Method for Turkey. 1990.
Kulein, D. Effect of Construction Period and System on Construction Cost. 1990.
Ethem, B. Construction Scheduling with Limited Resources Based on the PBS Technique. 1991.
Kömürcüoğlu, Ş. A Knowledge-based Fire Safety Evaluation System for Architectural Design. 1991.
Erzurumluoğlu, Ö. Product Design in the Turkish Furniture Industry and its Potential Role with Respect to International Developments. 1991.
Ünal, P. Physical and Physico-chemical Problems of Curtain Walls. 1991.
Demirörs, Ç. Perception and Evaluation of Spaciousness in Interior Spaces. 1994.
Altay, Y. Planning Considerations for Underground Train Stations. 1997.
Şahinoğlu, A. Project Management in Interior Design Services. 1997.
7 MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL AND SCHOLARLY SOCIETIES1965 - Member, Chapter at Large, The Society of the Sigma Xi, Philadelphia.
1965 - Member, Chamber of Civil Engineers of Turkey, Ankara.
1965 - 1970 Associate Member, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York.
1965 - 1973 Member, International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, Madrid.
1968 - 1972 Member, International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, Zürich.
1979 - 1982 Chairman, Society for Environmental and Architectural Sciences, Ankara.
1992 - Honorary Member, Professional Society of Industrial Designers, Ankara.
1996 - Member, International Association for People Environment Studies, Geneva.
8 BIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCESWhos Who in Science in Europe. Guernsey: Francis Hodgson, 1975, 1923-1924.
Whos Who in the World. Chicago: Marquis Whos Who, Inc., 1980, 773.
Men of Achievement. Cambridge: International Biographical Centre, 1982.
Community Leaders of the World, Ed. J.S. Thomson. Raleigh, NC: American Biographical Institute,
Günümüz Türkiyesinde Kim Kimdir: Whos Who in Turkey. İstanbul: Profesyonel Ltd., 1997.