Ayca Vural Cutts

Ayca Vural-Cutts qualified in architecture at Istanbul’s Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and has 17  years post-qualification experience in architectural and senior design roles at Tabanlioglu Architects, Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects.

Working for these practices, she has been involved in a range of international projects including: the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre in Riyadh; the Khan Shatyry Entertainment Centre, the tallest tensile structure in the world; and the Palace of Peace in Astana which was designed and built in less than two years.

She has contributed to the design of many mixed-used developments such as the Hermitage Towers in Paris, the Seattle Civic Center, a master plan for Slussen in Stockholm, and Al Faisaliah II in Riyadh, a winning competition scheme for a 426 m mixed use tower.

Through these schemes and others, she has gained experience in all aspects of design, from concept design through to construction stage and site support and worked in close collaboration with clients, contractors and consultants. Her experience also includes many small interior design projects as well as large scale buildings with complex geometry.

She has been involved in many early design and feasibility studies for substantial projects such as the Banyan Tree and Mauritius Resort for villas and a hotel, the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct, the Iraqi Parliament, a master plan for Duna Passage, Exeter College in Oxford and many feasibility studies in London.

Ayca Vural-Cutts also provides design consultancy on large scale projects and is a member of Wandsworth Council’s Design Review Panel for Wandsworth and Richmond. She also writes monthly articles for international architectural magazines and teaches interior design at South Thames College.

With a background in interior design and architecture, she brings a holistic approach to building design.