CW In Focus | UAE architects Killa Design, U+A eye global expansion
Homegrown design and architecture firms are rapidly preparing business strategies for international growth
Killa Design plans to open two offices in either Australia, China, the UK, or Singapore as the Dubai-based architectural engineering studio expands its international footprint.
Between 10 and 15 people will be hired for each office, which will deliver architecture, project management, interior design, engineering, and masterplanning services.
Killa's expansion is the latest in a number of Dubai-founded boutique design houses expanding overseas. Design consultancy U+A, which was established in 2006, has opened offices in London, Toronto, and Cape Town since its formation.
Killa Design and U+A’s international expansion highlights how Dubai’s futuristic vision for architecture, urban planning and design is creating opportunities for local companies in some of the world’s most dynamic markets.
In this video, Construction Week's deputy editor, Oscar Rousseau, provides details of Killa's expansion plans in 2019 and beyond.
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