Global Architectural Development has been a leader in research and concept design in Europe since 1990. The firm is headed by design principal Gokhan Avcioglu who works with a dedicated international staff of architects and collaborators. GAD believes that current architecture and urbanism are influenced by media, culture, technological innovations, consumer habits and how these factors affect the built environment at different scales.
GAD’s success lies in its methodical research of our client’s programmatic requirements, an iterative process of digital and physical modeling and meticulous process innovation. GAD believes that architecture as a practice relies on understanding historical architectural movements as well as research and experimentation. GAD is continuously finding new ways to combine these issues in compelling and thought-provoking ways.
The firm’s main office is in Istanbul and additional offices in New York, Bodrum, Kazan and Kiev. GAD & Gokhan Avcioglu have designed a wide range of projects from the small scale of a private home to the large scale of an urban masterplan. While many of their realized projects are highly recognized public facilities, such as cultural centers, they have also completed several distinguished private projects including apartment buildings, offices and hotels.
The practice has been awarded with numerous prizes. GAD is a member of the Turkish Society of Builders and Architects (TMMOB), American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)