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Paolo Testolini, Priya Mrinal made Woods Bagot principals in Dubai

Appointments come as Australia-founded consultancy charts global expansion with new hires and promotions

Priya Mrinal.
Woods Bagot
Priya Mrinal.

Australia-founded architecture, design, and planning consultancy Woods Bagot has appointed Paolo Testolini and Priya Mrinal as principals at its Dubai studio, with the company having also appointed seven other principals in Australia, Asia, and Europe as part of global expansion plans.

As part of his new role, Testolini will oversee Woods Bagot’s global masterplan and urban design operation, and help deliver holistic and sustainable design concepts.

According to the company, Testolini's experience includes large-scale projects in the Middle East, including Dubai Land Retail District, the Palm Jumeirah masterplan, and the Expo 2020 Souks' masterplan.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Testolini joined Woods Bagot in September 2015 as the head of design and masterplanning.

Paolo Testolini, Woods Bagot.

Meanwhile, certified project manager Mrinal has been associated with Woods Bagot since 2006, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Woods Bagot said on its website that Mrinal had worked on projects including the 80-storey The Index, Jumeirah Al Naseem resort hotel, and Bluewaters Island Retail District in the city. 

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