2017
January 4, 2018

Meet the Team: Reham Yehia Hussien

  Meet Reham Yehia Hussien, Senior Architect at Godwin Austen Johnson. We asked Reham what is it about architecture that appealed to her as a career option and what good…
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Cash flow in MEP
2017Articles
December 28, 2017

Is Cash Flow Crippling the MEP Sector?

While certainly not a new phenomenon cash flow continues to be a challenge for MEP specialists in this region with delays in payment common. Cash flow is the lifeblood of…
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Marsa Al Seef
2017Articles
December 21, 2017

Al Seef: Retelling the Story

In a world where contemporary is the norm, there stands a project that chooses, instead, to celebrate tradition. Al Seef is an exciting new project along the Dubai Creek a…
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regenerative design concept
2017Articles
December 14, 2017

Cradle to Cradle

Cradle to cradle (C2C) is a regenerative design concept where a building material or a system, from its birth and after its full life cycle usage, is still used as…
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Shaza Hotel Oman
2017Articles
November 29, 2017

The Vision Behind the Design: Shaza Salalah Hotel & Resort

As the Shaza Salalah Hotel & Resort moves into the final stages of construction, Godwin Austen Johnson reveal the vision behind the design of this luxury resort. “Our mission was…
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Dubai architecture
2017Articles
November 23, 2017

Technology and Starchitects: Architecture Today

The past two decades have seen incredible advances in technology not only in terms of consumer electronics - our pockets are emptier, yet the few items inside them can do…
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School design
2017Articles
November 14, 2017

GAJ Hands Over Latest School Project: Sharjah English School

Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ) has completed their latest educational project – Sharjah English School. Located in University City, the school is strategically placed with easy access from Sharjah, Ajman, Mirdif…
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2017Articles
November 9, 2017

Fostering a Positive Workplace Culture

For many of us, the first team we experience is our family. A positive start in life instils some founding principles: trust, respect for others and resilience. Frequently we hear…
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Restaurant interior design
2017Articles
November 2, 2017

Decorator or FF&E Interior Designer?

Considered by many as the pretty side of the interior design process, FF&E (furniture, fixtures & equipment) has a major role in the whole design course of a project. Contrary…
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2017Articles
October 26, 2017

5 Myths About Interior Design

1. Some think interior design is all about playing with fabrics and furnishings and most confuse interior design with interior decorating. Yes interior designers do select fabrics and furnishings however…
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Office design
2017Articles
October 19, 2017

Lighting Projects and Value Engineering

Most projects start as concepts with beautifully crafted 3D rendering showing stunning architecture and interior design concepts. They receive the input of a capable professional lighting designer from the very…
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Architecture tile workshop
2017Articles
October 5, 2017

Tile Awards 2017: My Icelandic Workshop

It is often said in jest that if you don’t like the Icelandic weather, just wait five minutes. This was my first experience of this stunning country and the weather…
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