Perkins+Will Dubai appoints Firas Hnoosh as architectural design director

Hnoosh has over 17 years of professional design experience


Perkins+Will has announced that Firas Hnoosh has been appointed as the new architectural design director for the firm’s office in Dubai.

Hnoosh will lead a team of 30 architects through all the stages of mixed-use developments, high-rise office buildings, hotels, universities, and cultural centres, the architecture and design firm said.

His digital background will enable him to introduce new tools and production software, building information management (BIM) platforms, and environmental and parametric applications to the Dubai studio. He will also work closely with Jo Palma, EMEA Regional Design Director, who is based out of London.

Hnoosh has over 17 years of professional design experience and has held the role of design director and head of studio for other large international design practices.

He is also a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, an ARB Registered Architect, a LEED Accredited Professional, and a member of the Swedish Association of Architects.

His portfolio of work includes projects such as The National Bank of Abu Dhabi Global Headquarters on Al Maryah Island and the Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal in Mina Zayed for the Abu Dhabi Port Company.

Perkins+Will Dubai office managing director, Steven Charlton, said: “Firas’ international leadership experience will help take our burgeoning architecture practice to a whole new level, nurturing a culture of design excellence among our growing staff and complementing our already robust corporate interiors practice.

“His multicultural background, ability to speak several languages, and comprehensive understanding of the markets in EMEA, particularly the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, will also ensure stronger relationships with our clients.”

Hnoosh said: “My interest lies in exploring the boundaries of marrying architecture and engineering, with their often conflicting demands, to create a timeless design. I am proud to be part of a firm with such an outstanding reputation for design excellence, innovation, and sustainability, and am eager to contribute to its successes from our Dubai studio.”

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