Who is EDC and why choosing EDC is smart?

EDC is a boutique and yet one of the top leading project development/design management and education consultancy companies in Turkey.

The founder of EDC, Elif Ertekin Gurkan, is a graduate of Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul. She received her Master's in Architecture degree in one of the top leading architecture schools in USA, Virginia Tech. Her thesis earned the Dean's Special Award.

She has an experience of 20 years in design/project management and retail innovation in Architecture, 10 years of which was earned in USA in several top design firms that she worked with in Washington DC and Baltimore, Maryland.

After her return to Turkey in 2011, having successfully undertaken so many large-scale architectural projects, she decided to continue her career on her own feet and started her own boutique design development/project management company. She is the local contact of several American and British design companies in Istanbul and she is currently involved in the development of exclusively boutique and special projects of the country.

Due to her extensive retail design experience, she also works as visionary retail consultant. Boutique LEED design consultancy is also among the most preferred services of EDC since all employees carry LEED acreditation certificate.

Gurkan is a member of GISP, GKLP, USGBC and she is teaching design classes in prestigious universities such as Medipol University and Ozyegin University.

EDC is the key for a creative yet disciplined design/project development consultancy with its roots in USA and strong international connections. The company is the local contact for national/international developers and also for design companies.

Choosing EDC is the easiest and most succesful way of reaching out to the designers that developers seek. EDC's strong database of local business and extensive connections are crucial for striking business deals with local companies.