Gensler Abu Dhabi opens office at Etihad Towers

US ambassador Michael Corbin inaugurates design firm's latest office

Michael Corbin, Tareq Abu-Sukheila and Jennifer Oswald.
Michael Corbin, Tareq Abu-Sukheila and Jennifer Oswald.

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Leading global architecture and design firm Gensler has officially launched its new office at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi.

Clients and business leaders from across the Middle East attended the grand opening last month while enjoying breathtaking views of Abu Dhabi’s city lights from Gensler’s Etihad Towers, 32nd floor, office space.

In honour of the event, all five Etihad Towers were outlined in Gensler red, celebrating the design consultancy’s new location.

US ambassador Michael Corbin was the honoured guest, and inaugurated Gensler’s new home.

Tareq Abu-Sukheila, MD for Gensler Abu Dhabi, kicked off the event, stating, “Although this fantastic office space is new, Gensler has been delivering architecture, design and planning consultancy services in the Middle East for nearly 20 years.”

He continued: “Addressing you all from this landmark development, the Etihad Towers, simply cements our commitment to continue to invest in the development of the rapidly growing economy in the UAE, other GCC countries and greater Middle Eastern region.

"It is an exciting time to be in the Middle East, and our firm is thrilled to be operating from this vibrant city, Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s capital.

"There is a strong undercurrent in this market, and contrary to the financial challenges felt elsewhere, herein lies opportunities untapped.”

Ambassador Corbin stated in his opening address: “It really is an honour to be here, seeing Gensler and everything Tareq and his team are doing is fantastic. I wish Gensler the best here; this is another sign of U.S. commitment to this vibrant economy.”

In addition, a six-foot model of the Gensler-designed National Bank of Abu Dhabi’s global headquarters was revealed.

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