US-based architecture and design firm RNL has announced the addition of Ala Hason as MENA regional director.
Hason was previously director of international development for Fentress Architects and also worked for the Denver office of international giant Gensler.
Fluent in Arabic and English, he specialises in planning and urban design, hospitality, office, corporate headquarters and transportation structures, as well as higher education and museum facilities.
“Ala’s experience, spanning the Middle East and Northern Africa to China and the four corners of the United States, is an enormous asset to the firm and to the firm’s clients,” commented Joshua Gould, chairman and CEO of RNL.
“His familiarity with the region, including seven years in Kuwait, coupled with an extensive knowledge of the International Business Code, will further our goals of delivering world class-design to clients throughout the MENA region.”
Hason added that he is looking forward to delivering “true sustainable development, which respects the heritage and the cultural values of the area”.