Shortlist revealed for ME Architect Awards 2012

The shortlist for the 2012 Middle East Architect Awards, an essential event in the industry calendar, has been revealed.

An expert panel of six judges had the tough task of whittling down 160 nominations to make the final cut.

The winners in each of the 13 categories will be announced at a gala ceremony on 23rd October 2012 at The Westin, Dubai.

For table bookings,  please contact Michelle Meyrick on michelle.meyrick@itp.com, or +971 4 444 3328.

Residential Project of the Year
Farshad Mahdizadeh – Abadan Apartment, Iran
AGi – Mop House, Kuwait City
Klingmann – Muttawar Residential Development, Muscat, Oman
AGi – S Cube, Kuwait City
Architectural Projections – Seaside Villas, KSA

Hospitality & Leisure Project of the Year
GAJ – The Chedi Khorfakkan Resort, Sharjah
Naga Architects – Al Khobar Hotel, KSA
Dubai Municipality – Orient House
LW Design for TDIC – Monte Carlo Beach Club, Abu Dhabi
Woods Bagot – St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Public Sector, Institutional & Cultural Project of the Year
Cox Architecture – UAE University, Al Ain
DSA  – Dubai Sports Council HQ
Farshad Mahdizadeh – Circle Snack Bar, Iran
GAJ – Gems school, Abu Dhabi
SOM – Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi

Commercial Project of the Year
Aedas – Al Bahar Towers, Abu Dhabi
HOK – ADNOC HQ, Abu Dhabi
Norr Group Consultants – Al Rashed Tower, KSA
Sheppard Robson – Siemens Middle East HQ, Masdar City
SOM – Conference Centre KAFD, KSA

Overall Middle East Project of the Year (finished project)
Jean Nouvel  – Burj Qatar
Goettsch Partners – Sowwah Square, Abu Dhabi
Norr Group – Al Hitmi Complex, Doha
Woods Bagot – St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
Oncuoglu+ACP Architecture – Terracity Shopping Centre, Turkey

Sustainable Design of the Year (concept & finished projects)
Aedas – Al Bahar Tower, Abu Dhabi
LED Architects & Neginshahr Consulting Engineers – Bazaar in Mahallat, Iran
Msheireb Properties – Msheireb Downtown, Doha
Sheppard Robson – Siemens Middle East HQ, Masdar City
SOM – Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi

Boutique Middle East Architecture Firm of the Year (less than 100 employees)
AGi
Architectural Projections
LED Architects
Mangera Yvars Architects
ONZ Architects

Large Middle East Architecture Firm of the Year (more than 100 employees)
GAJ
Lacasa
Naga Architects
SOM
Woods Bagot

Engineering Company of the Year
Buro Happold
Ramboll
WSP

Architect of the Year, Middle East
Jason Burnside – GAJ
Joe Tabet – Atkins
Khaled Al Shamaa – DWP
Meisa Batayneh – Maisam
Yahya Jan – Norr Group Consultants

Young Architect of the Year, Middle East
Abdullah Al Shamsi – Shape Architecture
Atef Khedhir – Lacasa
Henry Tung – DXB Lab
Nasser Abulhassan – AGi
Shahab Mirzaean – LED Architects

Engineer of the Year, Middle East
Isaac Coker – WSP
Khaled Zaghloul – RW Armstrong
William F Baker – SOM

Principal of the Year, Middle East
Dr Shams Eldien Naga – Naga Architects
Holley Chant – KEO International Consultants
Ibrahim Al Jaidah – Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB)
Joaquin Perez – AGi
Tarek N. Qaddumi – TNQ

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