#LeadersTalk with Gensler

During the Big 5 Dubai exhibition in UAE, Gensler talks to GineersNow about their solutions, services and processes.


During the Big 5 Dubai exhibition in UAE, Gensler talks to GineersNow about their solutions, services and processes.

About The Leaders

Luisa Coelho

Luisa is a versatile Portuguese Architect (FAUP, M.Arch, 2012) with strong design skills ranging from concept to the later stages of a project.

Over the past years, Luisa’s international professional path through Europe and Middle East led her to learn and develop a special interest about the complexity inherent to mixed-use schemes, which became solid experience delivering high quality projects that ensure client satisfaction. Luisa cares about excellence and focus her efforts on the end-user experience.

Raghdan Hassan

An award winning architect and rising designer, Raghdan graduated top of his batch and won the first place prize at his architecture senior showcase. By focusing his thesis on rejuvenating the urban fabric of Dubai, Raghdan was selected to represent the UAE at their national pavilion in the Venice Biennial 2017 as a cultural ambassador and exhibition manager. His project and extensive research also won him the AIA Middle East Design Awards 2017 Merit Award, as well as shortlisting him for the top 5 young artists in the UAE.

An eclectic practitioner, steaming his creativity from arts such as graphic art and design, cinematography, photography and even poetry; Consolidating an interest in digital production and storytelling, he produces various animations and short informative movies on the projects he completes, in order to fully impart the story behind every design.

Samar Hussein

After gaining her architectural degree, Samar worked on prestigious retail & mixed use developments in the UAE.

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Her wide experience ranging from large scale development to residential projects & workplace interiors, led her to appreciate architecture at every scale. Samar’s design ideology is a balance between purpose, performance & aesthetics. She is a strong advocate for community focused design and creating influential architectural experience. Her emphasis on sustainability & architectural research highly supported her project teams with creative design solutions.

Samar’s commitment, dedication and fierce eye for details are keys to the success of the projects she takes part in.

About Gensler

Gensler is a leading global architecture, interiors, planning and strategic consulting firm that partners with companies and institutions to achieve measurable results through the use of design. For over 51 years, Gensler has been a pioneer in creating great places that enhance the quality of work and life. Founded in San Francisco in 1965, today Gensler  employs more than 5,000 professionals in 44 cities/offices around the globe. The firm has over 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry and delivers projects at every scale.

Gensler Middle East

Active in the Gulf for the past 20 years, Gensler is the creative force behind a number of high profile planning, architectural and interiors schemes which reflect the region’s ambition to establish itself as a leading tourist and business destination. Working with a range of private developers and government organizations, we gained sound knowledge of local practices, traditions and culture that influence the form and scope of property development in the region, from commercial property, hotels, landmark buildings, leisure projects and landscape planning.

Our offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai deliver projects throughout the region, supported by our pool of experts from across the firm.

Margaret Banford
Margaret Banford, when not writing, spends her time reading and playing several musical instruments. She is also a fair baker and the CEO of C.M. Cornes, Birmingham UK

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