Our architects use their creativity to engage their audience creating a meaningful dialogue between the natural and the built environment, between culture and innovation, form and function. Through our integrated work approach we create designs that address the specific needs and identities of the intended users, integrating cultural context and lasting value.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
WE CREATE EXPERIENCES, NOT JUST BUILDINGS.
Architecture plays an essential role in inspiring and enhancing the environment in which we live and work in.
Headquartered in Dubai since 1991, we have been responsible for creating some of the Emirates’ most iconic buildings and spaces. Over the years we have attracted an international team from 22 countries, made up of more than 190 architects, designers, technicians and business support, all of who work towards achieving our ethos.
We work closely with our clients to achieve a detailed and thorough understanding of key areas such as history, society, culture, technology and functionality of the projects. We also pride ourselves on forming and maintaining strong and respectful relationships with subcontractors, all of whom have a common goal to meet, exceed and deliver on our client’s vision.
An award winning and multi-disciplinary firm, GAJ has particular expertise in hotel and resort, residential and commercial, education, sport and leisure design as well as master planning, mixed use, public sector, institutional and cultural projects.
GAJ is committed to the belief that the quality of the built environment is an essential part of the economic and cultural fabric of society, in which the very best architecture plays a central and intrinsic role.
We believe that open communication and collaboration form a critical part of the design process where we can collectively identify objectives and expectations and assess the operational and functional relationships.
With more than 30 years of regional experience to his name, Brian’s influence on modern Middle Eastern architecture is undeniable. His body of work comprises some of Dubai’s most recognisable and prized buildings. Among them is the Dubai Creek Golf Club, widely recognised as one of Dubai’s first architectural icons - so much so it features on the 20 dirham note.
Ricus brings to GAJ over 20 years’ design experience with particular expertise in healthcare, education retail and leisure facilities.
Simon was made a Partner in the practice in 2012, and hospitality sector leader in 2013 and is currently leading the company’s expansion into Oman, where he is responsible for the design of a number of signature hotel developments.
The Irish architect is also a qualified engineer and brings to the practice significant technical expertise. As one of the longest-serving architects in the firm, Jason has designed and delivered some of GAJ’s highest profile collaborations including Gate Village at DIFC with Sir Michael Hopkins Architects.
John is an Associate Partner who works on a range of hotels, mixed use developed, commercial, residential and entertainment projects including his latest: The Chedi Khorfakkan and Marsa Al Seef.