Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selim Sarp TUNÇOKU

Adress: İzmir Institute of Technology
Faculty of Architecture
Department of Architectural Restoration
Gülbahçe/ URLA/ İZMİR 35430 TURKEY
Phone: 0232 7507066
Fax: 0232 7507012
E-mail: sarptuncoku [at]
Educational Background:

B.Sc.: Ankara State Engineering and Architecture, Department of Architecture (1978)

M.Arch.: Middle East Technical University (METU), Department of Restoration (1993)

Ph.D.: Middle East Technical University (METU), Department of Architecture (2001)
Professional and Academic Experience:
2010-...: Associate Prof.Dr. - Department of Architectural Restoration, İYTE

2003-2010: Assistant Prof. Dr. - Department of Architectural Restoration, İYTE

1989-2003: Research Assistant and lecturer - Department of Engineering, Cumhuriyet University

1980-1983: As Research Student at Kyoto University, Department of Architecture – Design Laboratory of Prof. Dr. Kunio KATO, on the scholarship granted by Japanese Government, Ministry of Education;

Preliminary project of Hospital of Mental Disease in Rakunan City
Preliminary and application projects of Maizuru City Congress & Cultural Center
Field survey and architectural analyses for Kaigake Mura Village,
Field survey and architectural analyses for Kumogahata Village.

1984-1989: TÜMAŞ (Turkish Engineering and Consultancy Company); 12 design and application projects of factories together with their social facilities and infrastructure projects for the Turkish Ministry of Defense and NATO.

1973-1980: Ergin Akman–Mehmet Beset, İlker Hocaoğlu, Rahmi Öngüner Planning Offices; 22 design and application projects of: airports, facilities for tourism, hospitals, banks, plants, mass housing and port facilities.

M.Sc. Thesis:
The Restoration Project of a XIIIth Century Anatolian Seljuk Mescid in Konya with the Emphasis on the Materials and Related Problems
Ph.D. Thesis:
Characterization of Masonry Mortars Used in Some Anatolian Seljuk Monuments in Konya, Beyşehir and Akşehir


Yardım B., Tunçoku S.S. (2009) "Dampness problems in a historic house in İzmir, Turkey", International Journal of Architectural Heritage, Vol.3, pp. 1-23.


Tunçoku S. S., Caner-Saltık E. N. (2006) “Opal-A rich additives in ancient masonry mortars”, Cement and Concrete Research, Vol.36, pp. 1886-1893.

Tuncoku S. S., Caner-Saltık E. N., Hugon P. (2004):  "Raw Material Characteristics and the Development of Pozzolanic Properties in Some Medieval Mortars” Colloque d’Archéométrie'2001, University of La'Rochelle – France, by G.M.P.C.A. (Groupe des Méthodes Pluridisciplinaires Contribuant à l'Archéologie), Revue D'Archeometrie – No: 28, pp. 109-116.

Full publication list

Courses Offered:

RES 501 Architectural Design in Restoration I

RES 502 Architectural Design in Restoration II

RES 531 Historical Structural Systems

RES 562 Legal and Administrative Aspects of Conservation 



Grant by Middle East Technical University – Prof. Dr. Mustafa PARLAR Foundation: “The Thesis of 2001” for Ph.D. Thesis, titled: “Characterization of Masonry Mortars Used in Some Anatolian Seljuk Monuments in Konya, Beyşehir and Akşehir”


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