Williams Ozcelik Architects roots their architecture foremost in performance and purpose to create beauty and integrity in their work, affirming that the true beauty of any project is found within its use and is derived from both its functional effectiveness and its ability to improve the ways that we work and live. Established in Istanbul in as an architecture, design, design research, and construction management practice, WÖ tailors an open design process to the specific needs of each project, delivering unique, comprehensive and robust architectural solutions.
As an integral part of the firm’s operational model, a wide array of resources are used to design, fabricate, and construct innovative built solutions and generate new typologies in rapid response to programmatic demands, economic viability, constructability, and evolving ecological constraints.
Always in search of innovative technologies and building methods, WÖ is dedicated to sustainable innovations - both actual and theoretical - that can inform our work and advance our profession. We offer the R&D, prototyping, and manufacturing resources required to develop such innovations, and we are open to the collaborative, inter-disciplinary efforts necessary to realize such ambitions. Sustainable strategies are considered throughout all projects and are incorporated both in principle and form during design and construction phases. Equally driven from traditional vernacular design as well as modern, technologically-driven environmental systems and analysis software, the formal and spatial configuration of our designs provides a direct response to climatic conditions, programmatic demands, and user comfort, integrating a range of passive sustainable approaches. WÖ incorporates this design philosophy into all projects, and also offers its expertise as a consulting service, where integral solutions are provided to clients and external designers.