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Celal Abdi Güzer 

C. Abdi Güzer graduated from Middle East Technical University, Ankara in 1982 & later went on to do his PhD at Newcastle upon Tyne University as a participant in a British Council award program. Dr. Güzer is an expert on architectural criticism & still teaches at the Middle East Technical University, he has also been the General Secretary of Architects Association between 1996 & 2000 & Assoc. Dean of the Faculty of Architecture-METU between 2002 & 2003. 

Dr Güzer has been a practicing architect since 1986 & his ideas have created buildings that are on a different scale of complexity in both Turkey & internationally in places like Tomsck in Syberia, Astana in Kazakhstan, Dubai & Nijni-Novgrad of Russia. He has been awarded numerous prizes in architectural competitions & most recently his design for the research institute building at Middle East Technical University, has been selected as the “best design” in the last five years of Turkish architectural practice; this intelligent building was designed around the concept of sustainability. Güzer is also a winner of the urban transformation project for the historical centre of Ankara-Ulus; within this project he has brought about the transformation of the neighbourhood of Haci, Bayram Mosque & the Temple of Agustus. This was widely published by the architectural media including NAI (Netherlands Institute of Architecture). 

Other projects realised by Güzer include, Inonu University library & research buildings, Ankara Guven hospital complex, numerous housing & office projects, shopping malls, & other urban development projects. 

Recently Dr Güzer became the senior designer & head of the architectural design team for international design & consultancy firm YPU. Already during his time with this company some of his finished projects include: Fenerbahce Basketball arena, Gaziantep Planetarium, Zeugma Museum & Dubai Palm Deria north Island Palm Hill’s project. 

Working with Cumberland Properties , Dr Güzer’s influence can be seen at two of our newest developments where his unique approach & style is clearly evident. 

At Woodland Regency the sleek modern homes have been designed to co-exist with the surrounding pine forest, uniting man & nature, & the ultra contemporary houses at Valley Gardens Regency have full length windows & fantastic sloping glass roofs that bring the spectacular views inside. 

Dr. Güzer is also organising academic projects, alongside his colleague Dr. Lale Özgenel, under the organisation of CAG-AW. Among CAG Architectural Workshop’s completed & ongoing projects are Batman University master plan, Adiyaman University master plan including some faculty buildings & the Renda Palace Boutique Hotel. 

Dr. Güzer has been featured in numerous national & international architectural publications & his projects  & writings had been published in various architectural magazines. 

His approach to architectural design is distinguishable with concepts that challenge conventional building typologies. With a unique approach each project is seen as an independent area of research where the context of the building is directly used as a reference & departure point, this allows him to stay away from the standard & often cliché design solutions.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 28 December 2010 09:24 )  


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