ATÖLYE’s Strategic Design Studio tackles some of the most complex challenges organizations face.

Our team of strategists and designers work with a range of impact-focused partners including companies, NGOs, and governments. Our disposition towards design is to co-design and implement strategic design solutions through a transdisciplinary approach and a fluid team structure.


At ATÖLYE, we aspire to create long-term impact in every endeavor we choose to be a part of. In order to achieve such impact, we base our approach around a few principles to guide our way of working.


In order to skillfully meet the challenge of tackling complex problems our clients face, we have developed sufficient breadth and depth of practices within our offering.

Sezin School – Primary School and Kindergarten
Case Study
How might we transform an educational institution via incremental architectural interventions?

ATÖLYE transformed Private Sezin School’s primary school and kindergarten into a flexible pedagogical space that fosters meeting, learning, and working. Collaborating with the School Board, ATÖLYE employed a mental model that flips knowledge-centered experience towards a learner-centered one. To achieve this transformation, ATÖLYE went beyond architectural procedures to make the design process a truly user-centered one. ATÖLYE’s participatory method created room for co-imagining a future that the institution “eases into,” rather than “finds itself within.”

Dubai Future Foundation “Accelerators Space”
Case Study
How might we create a space that is built on a holistic experience and is never underutilized?

The Dubai Future Accelerators space hosts startups in cooperation with the government and private sector entities. With the right interventions, and by utilizing the strengths of the existing design, we set out to design an exploration and production space that is never underutilized. Out of the 80 hours of field research, a scenario-based layout system that enables different modes of interactions emerged.

Design Gov
Case Study
How might we ignite the power of human-centered design and creative leadership within the UAE government by building creative capabilities and establishing new creative roles?

In 2019, ATÖLYE joined kyu Collective members IDEO and Palmwood to design a transformative learning journey for the government of the UAE with the project “Design Gov.” The project addressed the nation’s goal of transforming towards a human-centered approach by empowering future leaders, aiming to embed creative mindsets and skills into the ways government officials think and work—enabling them to imagine and co-create meaningful solutions together with the people they serve.

Akbank Design Thinking Lab
Case Study
How might we empower high-potential Akbank employees to start a customer-centered grassroots movement across the organization?

Akbank Design Thinking Lab (Akbank DT Lab) is an experiential learning journey designed around the following critical question of how to empower Akbank’s teams to ignite the customer-centered transformation within the larger organization. The project aims to transform Akbank’s high-potential talent to become the enablers of well-designed and holistic customer experiences and to foster cross-departmental relationships between mid-level managers to lead the customer-centered change movement within the organization.

Partners and Clients

We partner with impactful organizations across the world that think about the long term. Our projects span a wide variety of industries, including education, healthcare, mobility, finance, social innovation, and others, where we believe we can create meaningful change.


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