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 the 1997 Turkish Architecture Prize, a Bronze Medal in Miami Bienal in 2003, Archmarathon Award in 2014, German Iconic Awards in 2014, Chicago Athenaeum Green Good Design Award in 2015, 2014 and 2012, MIPIM AR Future Awards in 2017, 2013 and 2012, and International Property Awards in 2013,2014 and 2015. A number of his projects have been nominated for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
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 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.