Tim Martin made MD of Gensler Mideast, Raj Patel joins from KEO

Martin joins Gensler from Perkins + Will's Dubai office, while former KEO exec Patel is named design director of architecture

Tim Martin has joined Gensler Middle East.
Middle East Architect
Tim Martin has joined Gensler Middle East.

Tim Martin, formerly of Perkins + Will’s Dubai office, has reportedly been named managing director of American firm Gensler's Middle East operation, with Raj Patel, joining from KEO International Consultants, named design director of architecture at the firm.

Martin previously served as director of aviation and transport at Perkins + Will’s Dubai office, according to a report by Construction Week’s sister title Middle East Architect.

Meanwhile, Patel worked at KEO for 18 years as managing director and design principal, and his career includes projects in the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Tunisia, India, China, South Korea, and the US.

He holds a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree in architecture from Yale University.

Commenting on his appointment, Martin said: “I have always believed in the power of design to positively impact the lives of the individual. To me this region offers the opportunity to collaborate with clients to deliver projects with them, rather than to them.

“Collaborating at the outset and throughout the process ensures that the resulting design is a synthesis of multiple perspectives.”

Remarking on Patel’s appointment, Gensler principal, Jose Faine, said: “Raj’s professional thoroughness combined with his creative talent and leadership ability has made him an award-winning architect with many esteemed projects in his portfolio.

“We look forward to the perspective he will bring to Gensler and the impact he will make in the region.”

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