Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ), the Dubai-based architectural firm, announced on Tuesday that it had expanded its practice to include the setting up of an MEP division.
The formation of GAJ MEP is part an ongoing expansion plan from the architectural firm, as it seeks to become a multi-disciplinary practice.
As a result, it has brought in an established team of engineers, with experience in a wide variety of sectors, including hotel and leisure, education, healthcare, commercial, residential and transportation.
“With projects across the MENA region, we found a huge demand from our clients to offer a MEP service. Now we can provide a one-stop shop offering all professional services under the GAJ umbrella,” said Andrew Barley, a partner at the firm.
The new division will bring the number of employees at the architectural firm to over 130, he added.
GAJ MEP will be headed up by two newly appointed associate partners, Nathan Cartwright and Catherine Christer, bringing the team up to nine people.
“We’re looking forward to what is an exciting and challenging time for us and the industry in general. We have brought with us a great blend of international and local experience in MEP and sustainable engineering design, which we see as an excellent complement to existing GAJ services,” Cartwright said.