Architectural education in the city of Izmir has first been offered in 1963 by Aegean Engineering and Architectural Private School, which was founded in Buca, Izmir. Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Architecture was established in 1992, on the 3rd of July. However, the foundation of the Faculty as apart of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Alsancak dates earlier, to the year 1971. The Faculty was moved to its new building in Buca, Tınaztepe, Kaynaklar Campus in 2004.
Since the beginning of undergraduate architectural education with 12 students in 1972, the Faculty has gone through a number of new developments that have various legal and institutional reflections. One of such is the beginning of the undergraduate education in urban planning with the foundation of the Department of City and Regional Planning in 1979. In time, the two Departments of Architecture and City Planning has taken a prominent place in the establishment of different institutional bodies as part of first the Aegean University Engineering Sciences, Academy of Engineering and Architecture (1971), secondly Aegean University Faculty of Fine Arts (1975), then Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (1982), and finally Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Architecture (1992). Since its inception the department has implemented formal education program. The education language of Bachelors Degree program is Turkish. There are graduate and doctorate (Phd) programs at the department of the city and regional planning in the Institute of Science as well as undergraduate program. The education language of graduate program is English.