Perkins+Will has enjoyed a busy year and the architecture and design practice expects its projects will grow this year.
Under principal design director of architecture, Firas Hnoosh, the company has completed projects at Boulevard Heights Residences, Acacia Park Heights, and Kings College Hospital in Dubai between June 2017 and May of this year, as well as at Saudi Arabia’s Sail Tower Shangri-La Hotel & Residences, Jeddah, and the Marriott Diplomatic Quarter Hotel in Riyadh.
The UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain are Perkins+Will’s largest markets in the Middle East, but Hnoosh tells Construction Week that “operating [at] a sustainable size that can best service our markets and our clients while achieving and maintaining a high level of design quality” will be a significant challenge facing the business in the next 12 months. Between now and May 2019, Perkins+Will will be involved with projects such as the Mövenpick Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE; Shams Bridges III in Abu Dhabi; the Ellington DT1 Residences in Dubai; the Address Hotel Marassi Al Bahrain and the Vida Hotel Marassi Al Bahrain in Manama; and the Basaksehir Hospital & Healthcare Campus located in Istanbul, Turkey.
When asked what would be the biggest opportunity for the company in the next 12 months, Hnoosh responded that it would be “taking part in the 2030 Vision and build-up of Saudi Arabia”.