Selçuk AvcıFounding Partner


Architect and Senior Director / founder of AVCIARCHITECTS and co founder of URBANISTA INTERNATIONAL, a development company based in London and Istanbul.

Born in 1961, Selçuk Avcı graduated from Bath University in 1984.

He founded his first private practice AVCI JURCA ARCHITECTS in 1989 and has grown it to a multidisciplinary design lead studio, based in London’s Hoxton and now in Istanbul, Ljubljana, and Belgrade. He has a wide range of personal experience in the design and management of a great variety of programmes in the residential, and commercial sector, offices, retail, the arts, sports and leisure, airport design, healthcare, and higher education.

He has a keen interest in ecological design and energy efficient architecture and has developed pioneering work in this field. He has taught architecture at many universities and institutions including the Architectural Association in London, Bath University, the Technical University in Delft, the Bartlett in London and has acted as a Visiting Professor of Architecture at the University of Ljubljana running a seminars on “eco-sensitive” design. He currently teaches a master studio at the Istanbul Technical University.

Awards & Prizes

Turkish Contractors Association HQ, Ankara, Limited Competition, 1st prize
Kayabasi (Sustainable) Housing and Mixed Use for TOKI, Istanbul, National Competition, 1st prize (Joint Winner)
Working in the City, Energy Efficient Public Building, EU Competition, 1st prize,
Banbury Museum , RIBA Competition, 1st prize
WWT Visitor Centre, Sustainable Visitor Centre, Civic Trust Award, Limited Competition, Winner
Royal Holloway University, International Building, Winner, London, Egham, UK.
TMB HQ Project, Building Award, Best İnternational Project Award Winner