Topic: GAJ

GAJ’s Christine Espinosa discusses her endless drive to be a top architect

Before moving to Dubai 10 years ago, Christine Espinosa gained valuable work experience early on in her home country. In the Philippines, after graduating from the PLM College of Architecture and Urban Planning, she chose to work with small, boutique firms on projects … More

CID Awards 2017: Gillian Blair is 2017 Young Interior Designer of the Year

Gillian Blair of Godwin Austen Johson (GAJ) won this year’s Young Interior Designer of the Year title at the 11th edition of the Commercial Interior Design Awards. The judges were impressed by Gillian’s portfolio and the mature thought process that is evident in … More

The GCC’s exterior design sector is maturing

Having spoken with a number of architects based in the UAE, it seems that architecture firms across the GCC are putting in the effort to research new materials and educate clients and developers about alternative solutions for exterior design. According to this issue’s … More

How understanding design trends will help FM companies long-term, according to GAJ’s Kevin McLachlan

The current trend in the market is filling the existing gap in the market for mid to lower level hospitality projects. In fact, Godwin Austin Johnson has been involved in a lot of diverse new brands that sit on the global stage. As … More

UAE-based architects discuss trends in education design

Designing for the education sector is a multifaceted challenge. In creating successful learning institutions, today’s architects must consider a host of ever-evolving conditions, like changing learning patterns and the impact of technology innovation. At a roundtable recently held in MEA’s office, Dubai-based industry … More

GAJ’s Brian Johnson predicts architects will start working with materials ‘we can only dream of’

To put nanotechnology in perspective, the head of a pin is one million nanometres, so one nanometre is a truly tiny measurement. Scientists can make a tube that is only two nanometres in diameter and a wire that’s only one nanometre thick! The … More

Technology has begun to play a larger role in education design

From sustainability to technology integration, the current trends leading the market are not particularly new, but they’ve taken far more solid shape lately. Their effects on the design of a space are tangible, and countable. It’s as though tablet-based learning and social space-oriented … More

Blended learning is impacting classroom design, says GAJ’s Jason Burnside

According to Jason Burnside, head of education design at the Dubai-based architecture and design firm Godwin Austen Johnson, blended learning, or the combining of technology with traditional teaching, is impacting classroom design. At a round table discussion held at Middle East Architect‘s offices, … More

Dubai’s Jewel of the Creek to be completed by 2019

The Jewel of the Creek project in Dubai, which will include hotels, apartments, offices and a conference centre, is set to be completed in the first half of 2019. Dubai-based architecture and design firm GAJ has been appointed as design consultants on the … More

GAJ expands Qatar operation

Dubai-based design firm Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ) is focusing on Qatar as the country continues to invest in its infrastructure. The company’s plan includes the appointment of a business development manager to overseeing its Doha operation and team in a bid to forge … More

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