GAD is an architectural practice based in Istanbul, New York, Bodrum and has been a leader in research and concept design since 1994. The firm is headed by design principle Gokhan Avcioglu, who works with a team of dedicated staff comprising of architects and global collaborators. GAD is a member of the Turkish Society of Builders and Architects (TMMOB), American Institute of Architects (AIA), Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), French National Architects Order Board and Dutch Bureau Architectenregister.
GAD believes that current architecture and urbanism are influenced by media, culture, software, consumer habits and consumer behaviors. This belief leads the practice's development which is centralized around the understanding of how these factors affect the built environment at differing scales. GAD's success lies in its methodological research of the client's programmatic requirements, its iterative process of digital and physical modelling, and meticulous process innovation. GAD understands that architecture as a practice relies on understanding historical precedent, as well as research, experimentation and continually finding new ways to combine these in compelling and thought-provoking ways.
The firm's main office is in Istanbul with additional offices in New York and Bodrum. GAD & Gokhan Avcioglu have designed a wide range of projects from small scaled private residences to large scaled urban design. While many GAD projects are highly recognized public facilities, such as cultural centers, there are also several distinguished private projects including apartment buildings, offices and hotels. The practice has been awarded numerous international prizes.
GAD has cooperated with various offices worldwide, such as
DK, Raphael de la Hoze, ARUP, Meinhardt and Cecile Salmond among others. GAD
& Gokhan Avcioglu's latest completed and on-going projects include; AKH
KUNDU Villas, Rwanda Hotel Project, Divan Kurucesme, Mulkiyeliler Socail Club,
Nikki Beach Torba, Pinar Logistics Centre, The Turkish Embassy Kiev, Mandarin
Hotel Bodrum, KUUM Hotel and Residences, Trump Cadde, Swissotel Resort Bodrum