Perkins+Will names new managing director for Dubai

Roger Wilson has been appointed to lead the architecture and design company's Dubai office, and replaces Steven Charlton, who will now lead Perkins+Will's London studio

Roger Wilson is set to take over as Perkins+Will's managing director for Dubai.
Roger Wilson is set to take over as Perkins+Will's managing director for Dubai.

Architecture and design outfit, Perkins+Will, has named a new managing director (MD) for its Dubai office.

Roger Wilson has been appointed as MD of the operation, which employs more than 100 people.

Meanwhile, Steven Charlton, who formerly led Perkins+Will's Dubai studio, is set to take over as the company's London MD. 

Wilson will work closely with the studio's design directors, Diane Thorsen and Firas Hnoosh, on the company's on client engagement and design strategy.

Commenting on his appointment, Wilson said: "I’m thrilled to establish my base in Dubai and put my knowledge of the UAE marketplace and wider Gulf region to work for both Perkins+Will and the clients we serve." 

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"There is so much opportunity in this part of the world, and I look forward to collaborating with Diane, Firas and colleagues around the firm to build on what they have created." 

Remarking on his move and Wilson's appointment, Charlton said: "It is with great enthusiasm that I pass the torch to Roger to lead this dynamic practice and take it to the next level.

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"The Dubai market is known for rapid change and dynamism, necessitating agility both from a business and a design perspective.

"Roger brings all of that to our office, as well as great energy and expertise. The team – and most importantly, our clients – are in safe hands."

Perkins+Will's Dubai studio has worked on projects such as the King's College Hospital in Dubai, in addition to residential and hotel projects for Emaar Properties, Aldar Properties, and Eagle Hills.  

SITE VISIT: King’s College Hospital Dubai

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