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Global Architectural Development led by design principal Gokhan Avcioglu works with a dedicated, international team of architects to produce forward looking architecture at a global scale. GAD believes that architecture and urbanism are influenced by media, technological innovation and the rapidly changing patterns of 21st century social life. Over the past 30 years GAD has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture through a strikingly wide range of work to develop an architecture responding to the dynamic pace of our times. GAD’s success lies in methodical research of clients’ programmatic requirements combined with an iterative process of digital and physical modelling.

GAD believes that architecture as a practice relies on understanding historical architecture movements as well as research and experimentation to develop advanced forms and materials. Since it’s foundation GAD has been producing dynamic, innovative concepts and research infused with ideas from new modes of cognitive thinking and computerised knowledge. Lead by Gokhan Avcioglu, the international staff of GAD takes a multi disciplinary approach that pushes architecture through the changing modalities of global architecture developing new areas of activity in key topics such as urbanism, ecology, agriculture and energy.
 
The firm’s main office is in Istanbul and has additional offices in New York, London, Moscow and Dubai. GAD and Gokhan Avcioglu have designed a wide range of projects from private homes to urban masterplans. While many of the realized projects are highly recognized public facilities, such as cultural centers and civic buildings, GAD has also completed several distinguished private projects including residential buildings, hotels and villas. Global Architectural Development is headed by design principal Gokhan Avcioglu who works with a dedicated, international team of architects. GAD believes that architecture and urbanism are influenced by media, culture, technological innovations and consumer habits. Over the past 25 years GAD has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture through a strikingly wide range of work.
 
GAD’s success lies in our methodical research of our clients’ programmatic requirements, our iterative process of digital and physical modeling. GAD believes that architecture as a practice relies on understanding historical architecture movements as well as research and experimentation. GAD has been producing dynamic, innovative concepts and research. Lead by Gokhan Avcioglu, the dedicated international staff of GAD takes a "Standard-NON-Standard” approach to create projects that push architecture forward. The firm’s main office is in Istanbul and has additional offices in New York, London, Moscow and Dubai.

GAD and Gokhan Avcioglu have designed a wide range of projects from private homes to urban masterplans. While many of our realized projects are highly recognized public facilities, such as cultural centers and civic buildings, we have also completed several distinguished private projects including apartment buildings.