Architects

Designing for a multicultural society

The opportunity to work in what she considers one of the most vibrant regions in the world with its cross-cultural mix of population was a major factor in encouraging Spanish-born Blanca Pedrosa to take on a design role in Dubai with global firm … More

Academic inspiration

Nick Ames meets Islam El Mashtooly who keeps his skills and ideas fresh by teaching architecture as well as designing buildings. Combining a passion for teaching design skills with practical architecture is what fires 31-year-old Islam El Mashtooly – currently working on Saudi … More

ABC: Josh McLean

Josh McLean talks about what he admires across the profession in people, design and environment. ARCHITECT Snohetta, Norway Not only do they create beautiful buildings but they also exhibit a beautiful craft and respect for material at multiple scales. They’re a great example … More

Inspiration Education Creation

Raj Patel explains the value of absorbing experiences and how mentoring can help young architects – a discipline he feels is disappearing Mentoring, inspiring and unleashing the creativity of young architects are all close to the heart of KEO International Consultants design director … More

The believer

Nick Ames meets Josh McLean who says design can change people lives – and is excited by the possibilities which exists across the UAE. Josh McLean has just started working in Dubai for Brewer Smith Brewer Gulf after stints in Australia, the UK … More

Architect on a mission

Fariborz Hatam is a man with a real passion for excellence in architectural design. And when he looks around his adopted home city of Dubai he is not always sure he likes what it is that meets his eyes. “Dubai is a chaos … More

Building a Career

Bethel Teferra has been in the UAE for just five months – but already she is working as an engineer on two of the biggest projects in the region. The 24-year-old, who was bought up in Montreal, Canada, is one of the latest … More

Frank Thoughts

A couple of weeks ago, world-renowned architect, Frank Gehry, was quoted in an international publication saying that architecture in Dubai was ‘cheap, anonymous, and on steroids’. His comments set off a range of reactions within the architecture community, some in support of Gehry’s … More

Quality Design

Quality design leads to improved outcomes: this is a factual assertion, and not merely rhetorical bluff. ‘Evidence-based design’ is now an essential component of healthcare planning and delivery. There are many factors which contribute to ‘excellent design’ including medical planning, expertise of the … More

Frank Gehry likens Dubai architecture to being ‘on steroids’

In a recent interview with Foreign Policy magazine, world famous architect, Frank Gehry, shared his sentiments about architecture in the region, which according to him lacks cultural depth. He was quoted saying that as an architect, “the worst thing is when you go … More

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