Gokhan Avcioglu Born in Ankara, Turkey in 1961. Gokhan Avcioglu completed his education in KSU/BA in Architecture. He is the principal and founder of GAD in Istanbul, established in 1994.
Among his projects are office buildings, public spaces, commercial spaces and residences in Istanbul, Bodrum, New Jersey, Washington DC, Virginia and Connecticut. Among his most recent Award Winning projects are AKH KNDU Villas, KUUM Hotel and Residences, Pinar Logistics Centre, Divan Kurucesme and Trump Cadde. He has won numerous awards, including 1997 Turkish Architecture Prize, 2001 Cimsa Design Prize, and a Bronze medal in the Miami Biennal in 2003.A number of his projects have been short-listed for Aga Khan Award for Architecture, including two projects in Kadikoy Park, completed in 1998 and 2004, Yalova Elyaf completed in 2001, and Esma Sultan completed in 2005. Recent awards include 2015 European Property Awards for Industrial Development with Pinar Logistics, 2015 European Property Awards Residential Development with AKH KUNDU Villas, 2015 Green Good Design with Trump Cadde.
Gokhan Avcioglu and GAD’s projects have been exhibited at Galerist Istanbul, the Minima Art gallery in Philadelphia, Miami Bienal, the Musuem of Architecture in Rotterdam, and at the Royal Art Academy in London. In April 2008, objects designed by Gokhan Avcioglu were shown at the Block Exhibition in Milan. In 2010, GAD’s works were exhibited in Los Angeles. In 2011-2012 his projects were shown at Prague Design Week and in 2012 the One and Ortakoy project was exhibited at The Chicago Athenaeum Museum.
Gokhan Avcioglu has been recognized by a number of different publications, including Wallpaper, Surface, City Magazine, NY Times, The New York Post, Transforming Cities - Urban Interventions in Public Cities, Braun Malls and Department stores, Archtekturfuehrer Istanbul, Gestalten Lets go out, Monocle, Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, plus design books such as World Houses Now, Urban Houses and Cafes, Restaurants and Bars, Atlas of Contemporary Architecture, Modern Interiors - Cool Restaurants in Istanbul. Gokhan has also been featured in TV programs, including BBC & Channel 4.Since 2001, Mr. Avcioglu has been conducting studios and seminars at the Ecole Speciale d'Architecture in Paris, Yildiz Technical University and Istanbul Technical University. Mr. Avcioglu has established offices in Istanbul, New York, Bodrum, Kiev and Kazan.
In 2014 Gokhan established the foundation GADFOUNDATION (Gadev) which aims to promote Turkish architects and art production, informing people about architecture in addition to assisting students with various types of support to ensure excellent achievement in their education. He is continuously working towards this outcome in addition to projects for his foundation including an emphasis on various social aspects of architecture. GAD is currently collaborating with Cecil Balmond, Philip Gumuchdjian, and with Jeff Lee & Mark Papa in international projects.
Gokhan Avcioglu also has offices in New York, Moscow, and is currently sharing his time between these locations.
Gokhan Avcioglu is a member of AIA New York Chapter, Chamber of Architects
Turkey and RIBA, French National Architects Order Board and Dutch Bureau Architectenregister.