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Accelerated Growth of Perkins+Will’s Dubai Practice Spurs Acquisition of Top Global Design Talent, Office Relocation
To meet the needs of a rapidly expanding client base and project portfolio in the Middle East and surrounding areas, global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will has Jo Palma as the firm’s new...
Driven by design excellence and creative responses to a clients’ brief, Diane is a principal, Design Director, and one of the founders of the Perkins+Will's Dubai studio. Her extensive experience spanning over 20 years couple with leadership ability has resulted in an award-winning design studio of thought leaders. A graduate of the Faculty of Art Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, Diane has focused on creating quality design from the inside out. Her international work brought her to the Middle East in 2008 where she embraced the region's nuances and responded with sensitivity to appropriate design solutions. Most notably her designs for international workplace, hospitality, and mixed-use developments display attention to detail, a love of local art, and quality of craftsmanship. Her award-winning work and design approach is informed by sustainability, holistic, innovative project delivery, and user-centric design and research.
Perkins+Will Positions Itself for Growth in the EMEA region and Names New Managing Director for London Studio
Poised for growth in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will announces new leadership for its London office. Steven Charlton today becomes...
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In 2009, we were commissioned to design a portion of a state-of-the-art and fully self-contained financial district on par with other major global financial centres. Sited next to the Wadi in Riyadh, this project is a 521,511 sf office/residential tower stacked above a retail podium. The facetted tower façade has horizontal sunshade louvres on the primary north and south elevations, which are designed to provide 100% solar shading to the glass curtain wall façades.
Our Dubai studio has been pursuing design excellence, sustainability and research-driven solutions since 2010. Located in the heart of the city, our Dubai studio is committed to delivering designs that combine our international standards and best practices with local expertise to ensure that clients receive world-class design tailored to the local context.