Gokhan Avcioglu is the founder and head of the GAD architectural bureau, which was established in Turkey in 1994 and now has offices in New York, London, Dubai and Moscow, and also of the GAD Foundation established in 2011. The bureau’s projects include public space and city blocks, office, shopping and entertainment centres, art and event venues, multipurpose centres, hotels, residences and private houses in Istanbul, Bodrum, New Jersey, Washington, Virginia, Connecticut and Moscow. Its better-known projects such as Media City, the AHK KNDU complex of countryside villas, KUUM SPA hotel and residences, PINAR logistics centre, Besiktas Fishmarket, Trump Cadde entertainment centre, the green Istanbul Merter office in central Istanbul and the One & Ortakoy residential complex with copious greenery terraces on the roof have won numerous architectural awards.
The GAD bureau is currently implementing two projects in Russia: the MSCW hotel and multipurpose centre design project (55.000 sq. m) on Varvarka Street adjoining the Zaryadye Park and the layout and interior design solutions for the multipurpose SHLKVSKY shopping and entertainment complex (Shchyolkovsky transport hub).