It is with great sadness that we received the news that Prof. Dr. Doğan Kuban (1926-2021) passed away yesterday at the age of 95.
Born in Paris in 1926, he graduated from Istanbul Technical University (ITÜ) and continued his studies as a Harvard scholar at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library. In 1965 he was appointed Professor. From 1973-76 he was Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at ITU. He was particularly committed to the establishment of the Institute of Architectural History and Restoration in the Faculty of Architecture at ITU, which achieved prominence under his leadership. Among numerous other functions, he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Since 1990, he was closely associated with the German Archaeological Institute as a corresponding member.
He will be remembered as an astute, critical mind and an expert on the urban and architectural history of Istanbul. His works on Islamic art and architecture, the urban and architectural history of Istanbul, and especially Ottoman architecture are standard works that have influenced generations of students and will continue to be of great importance for research.
Our sincere condolences go to his family.