Gökhan Avcıoğlu

Gökhan Avcıoğlu Mimarlık

Gokhan Avcioglu was born in Ankara, Turkey, Gokhan Avcioglu completed his education in KSU/BA with a degree in Architecture in 1983. He is the principal and founder of GAD in Istanbul, established in 1994. At GAD (Global Architectural Development),Gokhan completes a number of different projects of varying functions. 
Among his projects are office buildings, public and commercial spaces, and residences in Istanbul, Bodrum, New Jersey, Washington DC, Virginia, Philadelphia, Connecticut, and in Libya. Gokhan has also designed various stores in Manhattan, NY, and restaurants in Istanbul & Washington DC. Among his recent projects are a mixed-use residential and commercial project in Ortakoy, Istanbul, the Shell Headquarters Building (now Dogan Holding) Altunizade, the Beyoglu Borusan Music Center, Esma Sultan, the Bodrum Kuum Hotel, and the Besiktas fish market. He has also completed residential lofts in Washington DC, hotels and private residences in Bodrum and in Kazan, Russia, and a public park in  Libya. 
He has won numerous awards, including the 1997 Turkish Architecture Prize, the 2001 Cimsa Design Prize, and a bronze medal in Miami Bienal in 2003. A number of projects have been short-listed for the Aga Khan award for Architecture.Including two projects in Kadikoy Park, completed in 1998 &  2004, Yalova Elyaf, completed in 2001, Esma Sultan, completed in 2005, Kuum Hotel in 2009, and Borusan Music Center.
Gokhan Avcioglu and GAD’s projects have been exhibited at Galerist Istanbul, at the Minima Art gallery in Philadelphia, at the Miami Bienal, at the Musuem of Architecture in Rotterdam, and at the Royal Art Academy in London. In April 2008, objects designed by Gokhan Avcioglu were shown in the Block Exhibition in Milan. In 2010, GAD’s work will be exhibited in Los Angeles. 
Gokhan Avcioglu has recognized by a number of different publications, including Wallpaper, Surface, City Magazine, World Houses Now, Urban Houses and Cafes, Restaurants and Bars, Atlas of Contemporary Architecture, Modern Interiors Cool Restaurants in Istanbul, and also in Monocle, Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, and the New York Post. Gokhan has also been featured in TV programs, including BBC & Channel 4.
Since 2001, Gokhan has been running studios in the Ecole Speciale d’Architecture in Paris , and at Yildiz Technical University, and at Istanbul Technical University in Istanbul. 
GAD is currently callaborating with Cecil Balmond, Philip Gumuchdijan, and with Jeff Lee-Mark Papa in international projects.
Gokhan Avcioglu also has offices in New York, and is currently sharing his time between both cities
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