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Welcome Morgan Fleming, Our Dubai Studio’s New Design Director

Morgan joined our firm in February 2019 as the Design Director of our Dubai studio. With nearly three decades of experience designing corporate, commercial, civic, and cultural buildings around the world, as well as significant transportation projects, he now works closely with our design teams and clients to help them realize their visions.

“I’ve always had a unique appreciation of, and affinity for, the design culture of this region,” says Morgan, who spent 10 years working in the Middle East and North Africa. “To me, it reflects the cherished balance of two distinct values: the preservation of history and cultural heritage, and the celebration of urban modernity in an increasingly global economy. I’m honored to be able to help our clients here maintain that important balance through intelligent design and architecture.”

Morgan fits in well with the design culture at Perkins+Will, too: He is committed to design that supports health, happiness, and well-being; reduces energy and water use; and protects and restore the natural environment.

“Morgan is a world-class architect in every way. He brings to our studio—and to our clients—just the right mix of international and regional experience, enthusiasm, and expertise,” says Richard Marshall, interim managing director of Perkins+Will’s Dubai studio. “From design to on-site construction management, he understands every aspect of our business, both here and abroad, and he has a proven track record of successful project outcomes.”

Noteworthy projects in Morgan’s portfolio include Kuwait International Airport’s Terminal 2; the expansion of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s Pier A in The Netherlands; The Spire in London, England, planned to be the tallest residential tower in Europe; the expansion of Terminal 2 at Heathrow International Airport, also in London; the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Residences in San Francisco, California—part of the city’s new Oceanwide Center development; the HS1 Vision Plan for the California High-Speed Rail Authority in Sacramento, California; and the National Bank of Kuwait Headquarters Tower in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a registered Architect in the State of New York. He holds a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

Please join us in welcoming Morgan to the team!