Tabanlioglu Architects – Architects in Dubai

Established in 1990 by Murat Tabanlıoğlu, Hayati Tabanlıoğlu, and Melkan Gürsel, Tabanlioglu Architects epitomizes a legacy entrenched in architectural heritage. With a lineage dating back to 1950, rooted in the architectural endeavors of Dr. Hayati Tabanlıoğlu, the firm seamlessly combines tradition and contemporary innovation.

Architecture that Redefines Boundaries

A Broad Spectrum of Expertise

The Istanbul-based firm has flourished over six decades, showcasing professionalism steeped in rigor and expertise. Specializing in an array of building types, including commercial, industrial, medical offices, and multifamily housing, Tabanlioglu Architects consistently delivers efficient, economically viable, and groundbreaking design solutions.

Global Footprint and Prestigious Accolades

Tabanlioglu Architects stands as a global entity, engaged in significant projects worldwide, from Dakar to Kazakhstan, Miami, and beyond. The firm’s portfolio boasts numerous award-winning projects, recognized by esteemed institutions like RIBA International Awards and Mies Van Der Rohe Awards, reaffirming its prowess and credibility.

Embracing Innovation and Sustainable Practices

Commitment to Global and Environmental Needs

Driven by a commitment to innovation and environmental sustainability, Tabanlioglu Architects continuously seeks new efficiencies, harnessing cutting-edge technologies to envision spaces aligned with the evolving needs of contemporary society. The firm’s design ethos revolves around respecting resources, embracing new technologies, and responding to rapid changes.

Designing Spaces for Global Impact

Operating across Turkey, the Middle East, Africa, and CIS Countries, Tabanlioglu Architects aims to design high-quality urban spaces that resonate with both local and international users. Their projects not only leave an immediate presence but also foster positive urban transformations.

The Visionaries: Murat Tabanlıoğlu and Melkan Gürsel

A Legacy of Architectural Innovation

Murat Tabanlıoğlu, an acclaimed architect and RIBA Chartered Member, and Melkan Gürsel, a distinguished architect and innovator, bring decades of expertise and innovation to Tabanlioglu Architects. Murat, responsible for critical international projects, leads the firm’s ongoing ventures, including significant urban transformation endeavors like Tersane Istanbul.

Recognition and Contributions

Melkan Gürsel’s contributions have been globally recognized, earning prestigious titles and accolades such as Europe 40 under 40 and Fifty under Fifty: Innovators of the 21st Century. Her exceptional architectural work and installations in renowned design exhibitions underscore her creative vision and innovative prowess.

A Commitment to Architecture and Beyond

Educating and Inspiring Future Generations

Beyond architectural pursuits, both Murat and Melkan actively participate in education, mentoring, and social initiatives, fostering a new generation of architects. Their involvement in academic institutions, jury panels, and cultural foundations showcases their dedication to shaping the future of architecture and design.

As Tabanlioglu Architects continues to shape skylines and redefine architectural paradigms, the firm’s commitment to innovation, sustainability, and community impact remains unwavering, solidifying its position as a global leader in contemporary architecture.


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