Selcuk Avci and Sanja Jurca Avci established Avci Architects in London in 1989. In its first year, the practice won the top prize in the European Union biannual Energy Efficient Buildings Competition, a culmination of years of experience in sustainability which set the tone for the direction of the practice. Although the practice specializes in many sectors in terms of programme, sustainability has become an underlying driving ethos, from the scale of regional masterplanning down to the design of a single product.
Avci Architects has designed projects in the UK as well as Italy, Hungary, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Serbia, Czech Republic, Slovenia and more recently in Turkey. Currently active projects include commercial and institutional offices, retail centers, private residential developments, and educational and cultural buildings including exhibitions and museums.
More recently since the expansion of its operation in Istanbul, the practice has been joined by Burak Under as partner who acts as the operational director of the practice in Istanbul.
Avci Architects has studios in London, Istanbul and Ljubljana.