Women in construction blog
2018Articles
September 9, 2018

Deconstructing Gender Stereotyping in Construction

The construction industry has long been, and still is, a predominantly male environment. A large part of the reason for this is in the gender stereotyping where the gender roles…
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Brian Johnson Dubai College
2018Articles
September 2, 2018

An Inspirational Legacy

Dubai College was the setting for our recent video with Middle East Construction News. Managing Partner Brian Johnson and colleagues talk about GAJ’s history, projects and how architecture has moved…
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Mysk Al Mouj Muscat
2018Articles
August 27, 2018

GAJ Honoured with Three International Property Awards

Godwin Austen Johnson has been honoured with three awards at the International Property Awards. Mysk Al Mouj has been recognised in the Hotel Architecture category and the Hotel Interior category for…
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Exterior design
2018Articles
July 23, 2018

Take Two: The Future of Exterior Design

Building exteriors in Dubai have seen a number of changes and new guidelines in recent years. We sat down with Avinash Kumar to learn more about these changes and what…
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2018
July 16, 2018

Tuscan Travels in Texture

My recent trip to Volterra in Tuscany was an opportunity for me to indulge in some detailed drawing of the architecture that I saw there using three different platforms: an…
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2018Articles
July 11, 2018

Our Picks: Stunning Examples of Architecture Worldwide

From a mosque-cathedral in Spain and a Japanese capsule tower to a poignant memorial piece in New York we take a look at some of the architecture from around the…
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Interior design site
2018Articles
July 1, 2018

Communication is Key to Successful Project Management

The success of a project is dependent upon the client’s satisfaction but working with specific deliverables and budgets is challenging and project managers often struggle trying to find the balance…
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Dubai College reception building
2018Articles
June 13, 2018

Dubai College: a Lighting Success Story

As the iconic entrance to the Dubai College the design intention of the new reception building from the lighting perspective was to have it shine from within, elevating the already…
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2018Articles
June 6, 2018

K.K. Jayaprakasan: Celebrating 20 Years With GAJ

This month marks a key milestone for K.K. Jayaprakasan who celebrates 20 years as part of the GAJ team. We sat down with him to talk about his journey so far.…
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Abu Dhabi cricket stadium
2018Articles
May 28, 2018

Designing Sports Stadiums

Designing sports stadiums is challenging. It requires designers to juggle the needs of the local environment with the specialist requirements of sports fans and athletes whilst at the same time…
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Modern library
2018Articles
May 9, 2018

Do We Need Libraries Anymore? By Adrian Welch, Senior Architect

Photo by Ossip van Duivenbode “Libraries are the thin red line between civilization and barbarism.” Author Neil Gaiman Back in my school days I was a regular visitor to the…
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Retail design for millennials
2018Articles
May 7, 2018

Retail Design with Millennials in Mind

In the ever changing world of retail it is key to focus on the target market and to grow with the demands of this market. Millennials have become the most…
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