Objective: Developing a theoretical framework on how to read the cognitive codes of creativity in context of art-and-design in the field of architecture. Method: Theoretical framework includes a classification of creativity valuation and analysis of case study. Findings: The studies on architect subjects which were not evaluated intelligence and creativity with the same criteria were examined, and three types of creativity category were explained. In these categories, it is stated that the architect performs as an artist, engineer and entrepreneur. ‘The Systems Model of Csikszenmihaly, where the components of creativity can be defined in all categories, is explained. In functioning of this model, it is pointed out that a systematic is possible within theoretical framework of social cognition and a common appraisal can be made that combines creativity in context of art-design. Social cognition was taken as defined by Zerubavel's study which is titled as ‘Spatial Metaphors and Mind Organization’(2008: 63-83). This theoretical framework was developed and classified under three categories as individual, universal and social poles of social cognition determined according to the size of domains of cognitive codes. Conclusion: Reading the structure, interpreted by cognitive codes, allows us to think with a more systematic approach on the value of creativity in architecture. Such an approach would facilitate questioning with a valuation competence. The grading about valuation system is based on the clear readability level of the cognitive codes expressed in the product and the individual, universal, socially oriented impact. By the study it is being underlined the professional consciousness that requires enhanced level of cognition, which encourages reading practice in context of art-and-design.
Keywords: Architecture, Creativity, Social Cognition, Thinking Systematic