Perkins+Will Dubai appoints new healthcare director

Elrabaa is a specialist in delivering large-scale projects from inception through to client handover

Perkins+Will (P+W) Dubai has appointed Elmutaz Elrabaa as its healthcare director for Middle East operations. Elrabaa is a registered architect as well as a LEED and EDAC accredited professional and has more than 18-years of global experience focused on healthcare and institutional architecture.

Elrabaa joins P+W from B+H Architects, where he was director of healthcare and responsible for delivering healthcare projects across Asia and Ontario for seven years. Some of his projects include the Niagara Health System Hospital in St. Cathrines, Ontario, Canada, the 510-bed Singapore General Hospital in Singapore and the 500-bed Columbia Jiaxing Hospital, China.

“I am a firm believer in design excellence and collaborating with concerned stakeholders of each project to achieve optimum results. Globally, healthcare design is undergoing an exciting evolution and the trend is reflected across Asia and the Middle East. I am thrilled to embark on this exciting journey with a globally acclaimed firm like Perkins+Will,” said Elrabaa.

According to P+W, Elrabaa is an advocate of healthcare design research and has spoken about the topic at several international conferences across Asia.

Perkins+Will has been working with health centres globally for over 65 years. The firm’s healthcare practice in the Middle East has worked on recent projects such as King’s College Hospital and King’s College clinics and has a healthy pipeline for 2018.

“At Perkins+Will we strive to create healthcare facilities that are innovative, smart and sustainably aesthetic, to schedule and budget. We are excited to have a seasoned professional like Elmutaz on board to lead the healthcare practice here in the Middle East where the design requirements of the sector are undergoing revolutionary and exciting changes,” said Perkins+Will Dubai’s managing director, Roger Wilson.


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