EPA Architects and Urban Planning Atelier was founded by Ersen Gürsel, Nihat Güner and Mehmet Çubuk in İstanbul, after winning the first prize in ” Urban Planning of Side Ancient Site” competition, in 1969.
EPA continued it’s practice with Aktur Datca and Aktur Bodrum Residence Complex in 1973. İn 1977, Nihat Guner and Mehmet Çubuk are separeated from EPA to continue their academic pratice. Ersen Gürsel performed single-handed work until Haluk Erar’s participation in 1987.
Touristic establismentsand complexes and urban planning projects have been started with Hotel Manastir in Bodrum in 1986. İt has been continuied since city planning projects for Bodrum Municipality.
In 1989, touristic establisments projects have been started in Antalya Region and continued very recently in the same area.
Since its inception the atelier has been involved with wide variety range of work, from tourism complexes, private houses, mass housing projects, retirements homes, sport complexes, urban and city plannings, master plans and zoning plans, shopping centers, sanatoriums to office, cultural and civic buildings.
Ersen Gürsel continues his work with his team in Moda İstanbul.