Continuing its architectural activities under the management of Tülin HADİ and Cem İLHAN, the group was founded in 1992. The diversity in both the subject and scale of the buildings and projects we have produced so far also demonstrates a design approach shaped by intuition, knowledge and good manners. Our event space spans a wide spectrum such as urban design, architectural design, interior design and consultancy services.
We consider every design issue handled with the understanding of an architectural workshop as a unique new situation and a new beginning, and treat it as a problem for which cliché solutions cannot be offered. Every new design is based on the technological possibilities, material, color and climate specific to that place, and we reject temporary and fashionable approaches from the very beginning. Instead, we adopt a philosophy centered on existence, nature and people. We always prioritize the sensitivity to the needs of the users. We believe that providing economical solutions is a prerequisite in the design process. The main reason for this is that in a world where materials and resources are constantly decreasing, the understandings that lead the show of technology and form are no longer acceptable.
TeCe Architecture and Consulting Ltd. Sti. It continues its services in its office in Caddebostan. The impact of critical regionalism can be observed in the subject, scale and diversity of the projects we have produced so far. Our general understanding of design is enriched by the contributions of the architects in our team. TeCe Architecture cooperates with engineering groups that are well-versed in architectural design and support it without damaging it.
As TeCe Architecture, we treat each design issue as a special case on its own. Regardless of scale, we take care to fully understand what the employer’s wishes and expectations are in each project and to translate this into design. In parallel with this understanding / recognition process, we take the unique features of the place to be designed as the basic data that will guide us and we start working. After an objective and measurable analysis study as much as possible, we form the main idea to be mutually agreed upon with one-to-one question-answer meetings and workshops if necessary.
The main topics such as the corporate culture, working habits, expectations and budget projections of the employer we work with constitute the vital inputs of the preliminary design. As TeCe, we attach great importance to the first stage where these inputs will be comprehended, and we see the time spent at this stage as a gain for the later stages of the project. Our experience has shown us that if the needs program is described very well, in the long run, both resources and time gains are achieved. This approach ensures that the future expectations of the users and possible changes in the structure can be met without causing great costs.
As Tece Architecture, we use 2D and 3D presentation techniques that will enable the idea of the preliminary design to be understood in the fastest and most comfortable way during the concept phase. We take care to include engineering disciplines in the design process from the very beginning so that a viable main idea can be revealed and implemented without losing its essence. In addition to our engineers who design structural design and electro-mechanical systems, we find the experience and expertise of our teams of landscape, lighting, interior graphics, orientation and acoustics, fire consultant, green building, facade consultant very important. We move on to the finalized post-project implementation project process by checking the time plan and budget data set by the employer. Our office has been working with the BIM (Building Information Modeling) platform program, which is a contemporary design platform, since 2012. Working based on BIM enables us to coordinate and simultaneously control the design and construction activities as a whole, which is an increasingly complex and in fact an uninterrupted process, at every step. BIM eliminates conflicts that may occur in 2 and 3 dimensions and makes it easier for us to superpose the work of other project disciplines. Thus, it enables us to foresee the problems that may arise during the tender and implementation phase, at the project stage, and to prevent both time and budgetary waste by eliminating it to a large extent.
We believe that our design philosophy and interdisciplinary working method, which we have outlined, will bring contemporary, flexible structures that encourage a culture of living together, with a strong sense of belonging, to the institutions we work with.
She was born in 1969 in Istanbul. She graduated from ITU Faculty of Architecture in 1993. Until her graduation, she worked with Sevinç Hadi on the implementation stages of the Teşvikiye Milli Reinsurance Complex, on various competition projects with Ergün Aksel, and on implementation projects at the Mehmet Tataroğlu-Ömer Bortaçina-Mesut İşcan office. Since 1992-1994, when she worked in Turgut Cansever’s office, she has been continuing her professional activities together with Cem İlhan under the roof of TeCe Architects. She received many awards in national and international architectural project competitions, and was a jury member in national competitions.
She was the producer/presenter of the Design360 program broadcast on CNNTurk between 2003-2006. She received the Young Architect Award in 2006. She received the National Architecture Building Category Awards for the METU Northern Cyprus Campus Rectorate, BİM and Library Buildings (2006) and Vehbi Koç Foundation Ford Otosan Culture and Life Center (2012) buildings with Cem İlhan. She was selected as a jury member of the National Architecture Awards and Exhibition and a jury member of the Arkitera Young Architect Award. She is also the Chair of İstanbul Metropolitan Government Citizen Assembly since 2020.
He was born in 1966 in Diyarbakır. He graduated from ITU Faculty of Architecture in 1987. He completed his master’s degree in Housing & Urbanism at the London Architectural Association School of Architecture in 1989. In 1996, he completed his second master’s degree at Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department. He completed his doctorate in Yıldız Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Construction in 2008.
He established his own office in 1992. In 1994, he started working with Tülin Hadi. He received the Young Architect Award in 2006. He received awards in national and international architectural project competitions, and was a member of the competition jury. He received the National Architecture Building Branch awards for the METU Northern Cyprus Campus Rectorate, BIM and Library Buildings (2006) and Vehbi Koç Foundation Ford Otosan Culture and Life Center (2012) buildings with Tülin Hadi. In parallel with his office work, he continues to work as an architectural design studio tutor and diploma juries at Bilgi University, ITU and Yıldız Technical Universities.
-Ulusal Mimarlık Yapı Dalı Ödülü, 2012 (Vehbi Koç Vakfı Ford Otosan Kültür ve Yaşam Merkezi)
-ArkiParc Gayrimenkul Ödülü, 2012 (Hilton Garden Inn Haliç)
Arkitera İşveren Ödülü, 2011 (Vehbi Koç Vakfı Ford Otosan Kültür ve Yaşam Merkezi)
-Arkitera İşveren Teşvik Ödülü, 2010 (TÇMB Meslek Lisesi)
-Altın Proje Türkiye Konut Ödülü, 2009 (Still İstanbul Konutları)
-Ulusal Mimarlık Yapı Dalı Ödülü, 2006, (ODTÜ KKTC Rektörlük, BİM ve Kütüphane Binaları)
-Arkitera Genç Mimar Ödülü, 2006
-Gelibolu Tarihi Alanı Yeni Şehitlikler Sınırlı Davetli Yarışması, 3.lük Ödülü, (2017)
-Selçuk Belediyesi Kültür ve Gençlik Merkezi , Mansiyon, (2016)
-Lüleburgaz Kadın Akademisi, 2. Ödül, (2016)
-Urfa Sırrın Eğitim Kampusu, 1. Ödül, (2013)
-İTÜ KKTC Gazimagusa Kampus, Davetli Yarışma 2. lik Ödülü (2011)
-TOKİ Kayabaşı Yerleşkesi Ulusal Mimari Proje Yarışması, Eşdeğer 1. lik Ödülü, (2010)
-İzmir Opera Yarışması, Ulusal Mimari Proje Yarışması Mansiyon, (2010)
-Cami Mimarisi Üzerine Fikir Yarışması, Eşdeğer 1.lik Ödülü (2010)
-Göztepe Kavşağı Yaya Üst Geçidi, Ulusal Mimari Proje Yarışması 1.lik Ödülü (2009)
-Vezneciler Yaya Üst Geçidi , Ulusal Mimari Proje Yarışması Mansiyon Ödülü (2009)
-Maltepe Bölge Parkı, Ulusal Mimari Proje Yarışması Mansiyon Ödülü (2007)
-İstanbul Deniz Müzesi, Ulusal Mimari Proje Yarışması 2. lik Ödülü, (2005)
-ODTÜ Teknokent Satgeb-2 Bölgesi Davetli Yarışma 1.lik Ödülü (2007)
-UIA Celebration of Cities Uluslararası Mimari Proje Yarışması 1.lik Ödülü (Plug and Play) , (2004)
-ODTÜ KKTC Kampusu Rektörlük, Bilgi İşlem ve Kütüphane Binaları, -Ulusal Mimari Proje Yarışması 1.lik Ödülü (2003)
-İSTON Büfeleri, Ulusal Mimari Proje Yarışması 1.lik Ödülü (2001)
-Mekke Al Riyadh Bölgesi Konut Kompleksi, Uluslararası Mimari Proje Yarışması 1.lik Ödülü (1999)
-Dalaman Uluslararası Havalimanı, Ulusal Mimari Proje Yarışması Mansiyon Ödülü, (1999)
-Konya Karatay Kent Merkezi Ulusal Mimari Proje Yarışması 1.lik Ödülü (1997)
-Bosna. Hersek. Anıtı, Ulusal Mimari Proje Yarışması 1. lik Ödülü (1996)
-Cem Kültür Evi, Ulusal Mimari Proje Yarışması Eşdeğer 1. lik Ödülü (1996)
-TARİŞ Genel Müdürlük Hizmet Binası Ulusal Mimari Proje Yarışması 1.lik Ödülü (1994)
-GAP Kültür ve Sanat Merkezi Ulusal Mimari Proje Yarışması 1. lik Ödülü (1993)
-Ankara Kent Girişleri, Ulusal Mimari Proje Yarışması Mansiyon Ödülü (1992)
-KOSGEB Genel Müdürlük Binası, Ulusal Mimari Proje Yarışması, Satınalma (1992)
-Fethiye Rant Tesisleri Ulusal Mimari Proje Yarışması 1.lik Ödülü (1992)
-Cumhurbaşkanlığı Senfoni Orkestrası Opera ve Koro Binaları, Ulusal Mimari Proje Yarışması Mansiyon Ödülü (1992)
-Mimarlar & Markaları VII, Konsept Projeler Dergisi KP 52, 2017
-Kültür Yapıları, VÇMD 4, 2015
-Eğitim Yapıları, VÇMD 3, 2014
-Yarışma Sonrası Süreç, Güncel Uygulamalar Üzerinden Bir Değerlendirme, Yarışmalar ve Mimarlık Sempozyumu, Arkitera Yayın, 2013
-Hilton Garden Inn, Yeşil Gelecek, İnşaat Dünyası Eki, 2012, s:52-54
-VKV Ford Otosan Yaşam Merkezi, YAPI Dergisi, 2011, s:98-105
-TÇMB Yapı Meslek Lisesi, Eğitim Yapıları, Projeler Yapılar 3, YEM Yayın, 2011, s:142
-Profil: TeCe Mimarlık, Arredamento Mimarlık, 2011 / 242
-ODTÜ 3. Yurtlar Kompleksi, YAPI Dergisi, 2011 /255
-Transforming Turkey: Eight Emerging Practices, Architectural Design, 2010 / No:203, p: 86
-XIII. Ulusal Mimarlık Sergisi ve Ödülleri , Katalog, 2012, Mimarlar Odası Yayınları, 2012, s:10
-Genç Çizgiler-Young Lines 2006, Arkitera Press, 2006
-ODTÜ Kuzey Kıbrıs Kampusu, Kampus Yönetim Binası, Kütüphane, BİM, Yarışma Kitapları, Mimarlar Odası Yayınları, 2003