Born in Istanbul. After completing her secondary education in Uskudar American Academy, she graduated from Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture in 2004. During her undergraduate years, she studied in Eindhoven Technical University as an Erasmus student. Gokbayrak conducted her postgraduate studies at Istanbul Technical University and was awarded with her thesis by Architecture Foundation in 2nd Architectural Researches Anthology. She worked as the project coordinator in Arkitera Architecture Center in 2003-2006 in various national and international projects. In 2007, she co-founded PAB Architects with Ali Eray and Burçin Yıldırım. She has been a jury member in various universities and was a guest lecturer in Osmangazi University in 2011. Besides her awards in national competitions, her articles and projects are published in various architectural magazines and books. She was the editor-in-chief of Betonart magazine in 2003-2012. She was invited to “Architects Meet in Fuori” presentations in 13th Venice Architecture Biennale and participated to 1st Istanbul Design Biennale.