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

GAJ takes on design work for Dubai’s new Arcadia Secondary School

Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ) has recently been appointed for the design of the new Arcadia Secondary School in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Triangle, a facility for secondary grade students to be adjacent to the Arcadia Preparatory School. The building, which will accommodate up to … More

GAJ completes reception building for Dubai College

Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ) has recently completed the design of the new reception building for Dubai College. The latest phase of development for the school, the reception building was designed as a contemporary gateway to the existing campus while providing a new visitor … More

GAJ completes design for heritage-inspired Al Seef development on Dubai Creek

Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ) has completed the design for Al Seef, a new cultural tourism development on Dubai Creek that recreates the Emirati heritage style architecture of the nearby Bastakiya neighbourhood. The firm was responsible for the design of the overall masterplan, as … More

25 year anniversary: A look back at Brian Johnson’s Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

January 28, 1993 marks the day the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club opened to the public, with this week celebrating 25 years since its completion. The building, designed by British architect Brian Johnson, who heads Dubai-based firm Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ), has become … More

Interview: Brian Johnson on building an architecture career in Dubai since the 1970s

For designers and architects, Dubai in the 1970s was like a blank canvas: it was a vast and open desertscape ideal for a fresh start. And that’s exactly when Brian Johnson first ventured into the sunny and sandy lands of the United Arab … More

Trend report: 2018 will see hotel design undergoing the biggest ‘disruption from the norm’ led by millennials says GAJ

Commercial Interior Design and designMENA asked Dubai-based interior designers to contribute to this year’s trend report that looks at themes and socio-economic events that are set to shape interior design industry in the coming months of 2018.  As millennial designers, we have a … More

GAJ’s Brian Johnson discusses the vision behind Oman’s Shaza Salalah’s design

With the Shaza Salalah Hotel & Resort in Dhofar, Oman moving into the final stages of its construction, Dubai firm Godwin Austen Johnson reveals the inspiration behind the the project’s design. “Our mission was to create a culturally appropriate architectural design that values … More

GAJ completes interiors for Sundus Rotana in Muscat

Godwin Austen Johnson Architects (GAJ) has completed the interior design for the Sundus Rotana in Muscat, Oman – inspired by the country’s surrounding landscape, textiles and traditions. Primarily aimed at business travelers, the hotel offers a total of 215 rooms, with focus on … More

Why isn’t BIM technology reaching its full potential in the UAE?

At a roundtable conversation held by Middle East Architect to explore design technology, four BIM specialists from Dubai gathered to discuss the progress the design tool is – or isn’t – making in the UAE. Those in attendance included Sukul Jagdev, technical manager … More

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