The Circle is a research and production platform for architecture, art and culture. We develop projects and host events to deepen and share architectural knowledge and practice.

At The Circle we perceive the culture of architecture from a multifaceted perspective and are conscious of the fact that architecture is inseparable from other academic and artistic disciplines. This is why, in addition to developing architectural research projects, we aim to be an open platform for projects, exhibitions and events that bring together culture, arts and architecture.

As we aim to explore and practice the interdisciplinary interactions of architecture, The Circle also hosts exhibitions, panels, seminars, academic lectures, various workshops and stage performances. Our multi-layered, open-ended and multidisciplinary platform is always open to new contributions and ideas.

The Circle was founded in 2018 by Avcı Architects with co-founders Selçuk Avcı, Sanja Jurca Avcı, Markus Lehto, Eda Çarmıklı, Yüksel Demir, Kemal Seyhan, Nurgül Türker, Dilara Tekin Gezginti and Yunus Tonkuş.

In tune with its multi-disciplinary structure The Circle brings together architects, designers, artists, academicians and creative people from various other disciplines. The people in The Circle enjoy research and exploration and constitute an open-ended and creative ‘circle’ that expands and evolves continually.

Selçuk Avcı
Co-founder
Architect

Sanja Jurca Avcı
Co-founder
Architect, Scenographer,
Exhibition Designer

Markus Lehto

Markus Lehto
Founding Board Member

Yüksel Demir

Yüksel Demir
Founding Board Member
Architect

Eda Çarmıklı
Founding Board Member

Dilara Tekin Gezginti
General Coordinator
Founding Board Member
Architect

Ahmet Ergenç

Ahmet Ergenç
Art & Culture Coordinator
Board Member
Editor,
Cultural Critic

Nurgül Türker

Nurgül Türker
Founding Board Member
Architect

Kemal Seyhan
Founding Board Member
Painter

Yunus Tonkuş
Founding Board Member
Sculptor

David Turnbull

David Turnbull
Board Member
Architect

Ece Çakır Aidan
Academy Coordinator
Founding Board Member
Architect

Muazzez İpar Demirtaş

Muazzez İpar Demirtaş
Financial Consultant 

Selin Uysal
Project Consultant
Board Member

Sena Yıldız

Sena Yıldız
Coordination Assistant
Architect

Arda Can Buze

Arda Can Buze
Technical Consultant
Architect

Tuğçe Karaduman

Tuğçe Karaduman
Financial Consultant
Assistant

Orhan Onuk

Orhan Onuk
Office Assistant
Painter

Ümit Demirtaş

Ümit Demirtaş
Office Assistant