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 media, technological innovation and the rapidly changing patterns of 21st century social life influence architecture and urbanism. 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 rapid pace of our times. GAD’s success lies in methodical research of clients’ programmatic requirements combined with an 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 to develop advanced forms and materials. Since it’s foundation GAD has been producing dynamic, innovative concepts and research infused with thinking from new modes of cognitive thinking and computerized knowledge. Lead by Gokhan Avcioglu, the international staff of GAD takes a multidisciplinary 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 master plans. While many of our 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.