Dilekci Architects (DDA)

Dilekci Architects (DDA)


  • Practice: Dilekci Architects (DDA)
  • Website: www.dilekci.com/
  • Firm Location: Istanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Year: 2003

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Durmus Dilekci

He was born in 1970. He graduated from Ankara Gazi University, Faculty of Architecture in 1992. He completed his master’s degree in Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture in 1996. He started to work with Gokhan Avcıoglu in 1994-1999. They established the GAD Architecture formation together. Durmuş Dilekci; Before creating the Dilekci Architects (DDA), he founded Uras Dilekci Mimarlık (UXD)  in partnership with Emir Uras in 2003. As of 2014, UXD has changed its name and continues its activities as DDA. DDA aims to take its years of experience and knowledge further. Durmuş Dilekci; From 2003 until today, at the same time, including the Istanbul Technical University, Yildiz Technical University, Bahcesehir University, Beykent University also includes Turkey’s leading universities took part as a lecturer. In addition, he has been a jury member in competitions in universities and professional platforms and participates in academic conferences as a speaker. At DDA, Durmus Dilekci and his team; It aims to create a wide awareness on different projects in the private, public or investment sectors, by looking at the city and architecture issues from a different perspective and using its wealth of knowledge.

Practice Ideology

Dilekci Architects (DDA) is a Istanbul based architectural practice founded by architect Durmus Dilekci.

Amongst its completed award-winning projects are; Buyaka mixed-use project, Hilton Doubletree Avcilar hotel and MiíCosta hotel and residences. Also we are very proud of Mi’costa Hotel and Residences Project that is one of the nominated projects from Turkey for European Union Prize, (Mies Van Der Rohe 2015).

DDA is currently working on a range of prestigious projects in various areas, including a hotel project in Izmir, an eco-resort project in Antalya, sustainable residences for elderly people in Seferihisar, a kindergarten project -that will be certified with Leed Platinum- in Istanbul and residential projects in Istanbul and Ankara.

Before forming DDA, Durmus Dilekci co-founded Uras x Dilekci architects (UXD) with Emir Uras in 2003. As of 2014, DDA is formed upon UXDí s vast experience to enhance it even further. Having lectured extensively on architecture in Turkey, Durmus Dilekci has also been teaching architecture intermittently as a visitor professor in practise of architecture at Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul Technical University since 2003.

Durmus Dilekci and his colleagues at DDA, work on projects with diverse function for both public and private sector. And they have a wealth of knowledge and perspectives on urban and architectural problems. Durmus Dilekci was nominated for and received several awards for excellence in architecture. They are also enthusiastic about the collaborating with international design offices on projects in the sense of sharing knowledge and experience.

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