Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 January 2019, (AETOSWire): Dewan Architects + Engineers has for the 10th consecutive year received top honours from the prestigious UK industry publication Building Design Magazine.
Every year Building Design (BD) surveys the world’s biggest architecture practices to create a report that is one of the most respected annual publications in the industry. Coming in at number 45, this is the second consecutive year that Dewan Architects + Engineers features in the top 50 of the list.
As one of the region’s leading architectural and engineering consulting firms, Dewan Architects + Engineers is recognised not only for being one of the largest architecture and engineering practises in the Middle East – with key markets in UAE, KSA and Iraq – but also for its extensive work in Europe and Africa, where it is working on hospitality and education projects including hotels for the Kempinski group in Ivory Coast and the Republic of Congo.
Speaking of the firm’s delight at once again making it to the top 50 of the list, Mohamed Al Assam, Founder and Chairman of Dewan Architects + Engineers – who recently scooped the the impressive seventh position on the Middle East Architect Power List 2019 – said: “We are thrilled to receive this recognition for our continued contribution to the architect and engineering industry both within the Middle East and further afield,” he said.
“In order for our industry to thrive – especially when moving into new territories – architecture must be dexterous, compliant and, above all, imaginative. We believe that Dewan Architects + Engineers is amply fulfilling this brief, and it is always a good feeling when other industry professionals recognise this,” he added.
The Big List, which profiles the world’s largest architectural practices, is part of an annual survey commissioned by Building Design – a publication widely recognized as architects’ number one destination for news, comment and opinion of more than 2,000 firms worldwide, which are evaluated and ranked based on presence in the sector and region, as well as on the number of architects employed.
About Dewan Architects + Engineers
Celebrating 35 years of design excellence, Dewan Architects + Engineers has been at the forefront of the Middle East’s booming architectural and engineering design sector for more than three decades. Founder and current Chairman and Managing Director, Mohamed Al Assam, established the inaugural Dewan office in Abu Dhabi in 1984 and successfully completed Dewan’s first high-rise commercial project, Baniyas Tower, in 1988, which cemented Dewan’s presence as a major player in the regional architectural scene. In 1999, Dewan’s Dubai design studio was established, and it has rapidly become a prominent and integral contributor to the emirate’s burgeoning and iconic skyline. Dewan further entrenched its leadership market position by establishing new offices in Iraq, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Philippines, and Barcelona with plans to further establish offices in SE Asia and Africa. Today Dewan is recognized as a global multi-disciplinary practice, ranked as one of the top three firms regionally, and in the top 50 firms globally as rated by leading industry publications and its peers.