Topic: JT+Partners

JT+Partners’ Michelle Najm reflects on her experience in Dubai and how we can all learn from Frank Lloyd Wright

“When I was a kid, I would always draw dresses,” said Lebanese architect Michelle Najm from JT+Partners. “But then I would always find myself excited by new buildings and places, especially in Beirut, where the urban environment is very dense and you can … More

MEA Awards 2017: Joe Tabet of JT+Partners wins Principal of the Year

Dubai-based architect Joe Tabet of JT+Partners was voted Principal of the Year at the 2017 MEA Awards, competing against seven powerhouses from the region, like Firas Hnoosh of Perkins+Will, Emad Jaber of La Casa and Ammar Al Assam of Dewan Architects+Engineers, among others. … More

Meet MEA Awards 2017 category sponsor JT+Partners

With the Middle East Architect Awards coming up on 22 November, to be held at the Ritz Carlton in JBR, Dubai, category sponsor JT+Partners principal Joe Tabet, speaks on the event as an industry benchmark. Why did you choose to sponsor this year’s award? Middle … More

Joe Tabet from JT+Partners analyses the masterplans of Paris and Beirut

The managing director of Dubai-based architecture firm JT+Partners, Joe Tabet, discusses masterplanning from a bird’s eye view and compares Paris to Beirut and Dubai. Paris is such an old city – how has its development over the centuries affected its masterplan? When we … More

‘We’ll be building in the air soon,’ says JT+Partners’ Joe Tabet

In 10 years, I see Dubai building in the air. I mean, look at what’s happened to Dubai in the last 15 years. If we stick to this rhythm and direction then we can achieve anything. Really, if you have the vision and … More

Advancements in transportation are impacting Dubai’s architecture, says Joe Tabet from JT+Partners

According to Joe Tabet, managing director at Dubai-based JT+Partners, the future of architecture is quickly arriving in response to advancements being made in transportation and technology. Within the next 10 years, he said, Dubai will start planning for urban development that’s “outside of … More

Bruno Stringheta discusses experiencing Dubai’s architectural fabric

According to Bruno Stringheta, a project architect at the regional design firm JT+Partners, architecture in Dubai still has room to develop, and should focus on the human experience in the coming years. “The buildings here are nice pieces of sculpture, but there doesn’t … More

GCC hospitality market is diversifying, say local experts

“What happened in the UAE is that the government, back in 2012, pushed for an increase in three and four-star hotels. And they did it by telling developers that if they build a three-star hotel, authority fees will be very minor,” said Joe … More

Adaptability key to retail design says architecture panel

Flexibility is the key to successful design in the field of retail if facilities are not to be rendered obsolete in quick time Taking part in a discussion on the way ahead for shopping malls were Patrick Bean, design director at Lacasa, Islam … More

“Does everything need to be biggest and best?” The future of smaller shopping malls in Dubai

Smaller retail developments rather than mega-malls are a way forward for retail across the Middle East according to a panel discussion hosted by Middle East Architect. Dubai-based urban design experts Patrick Bean, design director at Lacasa, Islam Mashtooly, senior architect at Perkins + … More

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