Guelsah Kuecuek Cavdarli, Dipl-Ing

Senior Project Manager, Associate
“Buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture and people acting as a positive force and inspiration in people’s lives.”


Guelsah, grew up in Germany in a Turkish family multicultural environment and was fortunate to have her mechanical engineer father’s design office as a playground. There she spent time cavorting among the tools and drafting tables of artists, designers and architects. She later discovered architecture provided her with the best platform to express her creativity to build environments that promote positive emotions.

Guelsah’s process values simplicity, efficiency, and harmony connecting her projects to the site while taking advantage of views, topography, existing structures, vegetation, the sun, all the while maintaining the needs of clients.


Guelsah previously worked for internationally recognized gmp architects von Gerkan, Marg und Partners in Hamburg Germany. In 2008 she moved to the U. S. and worked for the award-winning firm Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects. There her duties included work on high-profile commercial projects, residential project management and interior design.

Guelsah joined Abramson Architects in 2018 where she works on high-end residential projects. She approaches problem solving as a positive challenge and an opportunity for growth with the ability to thrive.


  • Master’s Degree of Architecture – Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design Kiel, Germany


  • Master’s Degree of Architecture – Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design Kiel, Germany
  • Workshop and Exhibition “Music in Space” Kaispeicher A, former warehouse in the HafenCity Hamburg, Foundation for today’s Concert Hall Elbphilharmonie by Herzog & de Meuron
  • Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design thesis project “Green Gold Wellness & Spa Hotel Guere, Turkey” presented and displayed at the Gallery of Art in Kiel, received highest grade and honor.
  • First Place Prize Young Design Academics Competition “Develop New Oblomow” Restaurant Interior project in Kiel, Germany “Functionality and Individuality in Timeless Aesthetics.”


Guelsah has a strong connection to water whether it be fluid or frozen. She swims in the ocean all year round and sails and snowboards in the winter. Nature and the outdoors play a big part in her life as she loves to backpack and camp from the quiet desert to the snowy mountains. Guelsah and her husband Yusuf love to cook together and bake their own sour dough bread from scratch.