Landscape Designers

Introduction: Jason Chia, Perkins + Will

The natural landscape should be a fundamental factor when it comes to design according to 27-year-old Jason Chia. Born in Singapore Chia is a leading member of the urban design team at Perkins + Will which is based in Dubai and currently involved … More

Kamelia Zaal: Emirati vision of a green lifestyle

Kamelia Zaal on creating Al Barari, a wooded and floral oasis in the desert on the outskirts of the city of Dubai Creating an architectural vision which preserves and celebrates Emirati culture was the goal of the Zaal family, when the ambitious concept … More

Come Together

Historically, the architect has been the leader; the master builder with the design vision who brings the requirements of a client into reality. The rise of master developers across the region, however, the line of design leadership has perhaps not been so clear. … More

From the inside out

Rebecca Gernon arrived in Dubai 18 years ago, a fresh-faced architecture graduate in a country where opportunity was as abundant as female professionals were rare. In a story that reads like an architect’s dream, she found herself working on one of the most iconic … More