ATÖLYE is a community-powered creative services organization. Through strategy and design, we help organizations tackle complex challenges and create lasting impact.

With a diverse ecosystem and our community-powered approach to design, we provide individuals, teams, and organizations with opportunities to build relationships, exchange ideas, and collaborate on worthy challenges that aim for long-term impact.
ATÖLYE means “a workshop or studio, especially one used by an artist or designer” in Turkish. It comes from the French word Atelier, and we believe it reflects the prototyping mindset and creative spirit of our work, spaces and community.


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ATÖLYE started as an academic spin-off project with ties to Stanford University’s d.school and New York University’s Tisch ITP, hence acquiring a strong inclination towards strategic design with a social impact mindset. Since 2013, ATÖLYE has traversed through a journey of creating community-driven approaches to design and innovation.

Today, with a core team of over 60 multidisciplinary designers and creatives and a surrounding community of over 200 creatives, we tackle design challenges across many sectors on multiple scales. Through our fluid system, with a clear intent of transdisciplinarity, we love addressing wicked problems that deal with shifting paradigms, stakeholder complexity, and emergent processes.

Our Team and Community

We are a dynamic and multidisciplinary team nested within a wider creative network. Our team is made up of individuals with unique skill sets and aspirations, developing and progressing through collaboration and the wider creative network to which we belong.


In 2019, ATÖLYE joined the kyu Collective. kyu (pronounced “Q”) is a collective of leading-edge creative companies that come together to understand, connect, and explore the edges of what our societies need now and what they’ll need in the decades to come. Together with fellow kyu members across the globe, we embrace the challenges of our time to solve the world’s most complex problems and to be a source of creativity to propel our economies and societies forward.


We all leave our mark on the world, why not make it a beautiful one?

We are a B Corp. We believe businesses can no longer ignore people and the planet. That is why, in every endeavor, we do our best to make our business a force for good.

Each year, we evaluate our impact on our team, community, partners, clients, and the environment through B Lab’s meticulous assessment process. Since 2019, we have been proudly able to call ourselves a B Corporation—but this is just the beginning of our journey.

So, what exactly does this mean for us? It means that we are going to be kept accountable for decisions that we make within ATÖLYE. It means we are going to make a commitment to face ourselves, identify how we can be better, and strive towards changing the way we work in a way that benefits both the people and the planet. We believe that this is no longer just a responsibility, but a necessity.


Our diverse body of work is recognized across industries and has received global design awards on several occasions.

iF Design Award
DFF Accelerator Space, 2022
Architecture Masterprize
Honorable Mention
DFF Accelerator Space, 2021
Brandon Hall Future of Work
Gold Award Winner, Pioneers of Change
Abdi İbrahim, 2021
World Architecture Awards
Winner, Interior Design
Sezin School, 2020
Core77 Design Awards
Notable Mention,
Turkcell CX Lab, 2020
Architizer A+ Awards
Winner, Prefab Category
Container Park, 2016
Big See Awards
Winner, Interior Design
Sezin School, 2019
Aga Khan for Architecture
Container Park, 2016
Young Architects Program
Installation Design, 2016
Stanford University d.School
Most Impactful Startup
ATÖLYE, 2014
Clients & Partners

We partner with purpose-driven organizations across the world that are guided by long-term thinking.