2020 CW Power 100: Killa Design's Shaun Killa ranked at No. 55

In 2019, Killa said that “ensuring sufficient cash flow” proved challenging for the firm, when it first started in 2015

Shaun Killa sits at the helm of Dubai-based Killa Design.
Shaun Killa sits at the helm of Dubai-based Killa Design.

Climbing two places in the Power 100 ranking this year is Shaun Killa, who is at the helm of Dubai-based Killa Design.

Killa founded the design house in 2015, which currently employs more than 50 people, according to information published on its website.

Last year, Killa said that “ensuring sufficient cash flow” proved challenging for the firm, when it first started, and most of the investment came from self-financing. The design firm, which provides architecture, project management, interior design, engineering, and masterplanning services, has been known for designing Dubai’s Office of the Future.

The building, which was printed in 17 days, recently won the Guinness World Record for being the “First 3D-Printed Commercial Building” in the world.

The firm has also designed projects including VIDA Hotel and serviced apartments; the 74-storey Jumeirah Gate Tower, which features a void in the centre, with the building functioning as two towers connected at the base for the lobby and at the top for the penthouses and sky lofts; 111ST SZR Tower; DAMAC Properties’ Aykon Towers; Namaste W Hotel in India, among others.

Dubai’s Museum of the Future, taking shape on Sheikh Zayed Road, has been designed by Killa Design.

To view the full 2020 Construction Week Power 100 ranking click here.

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