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Pankti Shines at The Future of Architecture Awards

DATE: 19/06/24

Pankti Adani has been named Young Architect of the Year by The Future of Architecture Awards. Considered one of the most fiercely contested categories of the night, Pankti was up against some of the industry’s best young talent, but the judges single...

Mentoring Students

DATE: 14/05/24

Working with universities is part of what we do at Godwin Austen Johnson to help students make the transition from university to professional practice by imparting practical knowledge, sharing experiences and exposing students to the realities of the...

Reimagining Office Spaces

DATE: 10/05/24

Office design plays a pivotal role in shaping the work environment, influencing employee productivity, creativity, and wellbeing and increasing numbers of organisations reimagining their office spaces to better foster collaboration, innovation, and e...

Dubai College’s Jafar Centre Earns LEED Gold Certification

DATE: 03/05/24

Designed by Godwin Austen Johnson, the recently opened Jafar Centre at Dubai College has been awarded the prestigious United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy & Environment Design (LEED) Gold certification. The school i...

The WB Abu Dhabi, Curio Collection by Hilton

DATE: 28/03/24

The approach to the design of The WB Abu Dhabi, Curio Collection by Hilton was guided by Miral and Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment’s drive to create a themed hotel as a follow up to the great success of the award-winning theme park...

Designing the Jafar Centre

DATE: 07/03/24

Creating new spaces for education can be both highly challenging and extremely rewarding, but what exactly does it take to create something as innovative as the new Jafar Centre at the Dubai College. Jason Burnside sat down with the team at Middle Ea...

Ladybird Harnesses Solar for Energy Production

DATE: 22/02/24

Following their LEED Gold certification, the Ladybird Nursery Al Barsha and the Ladybird Early Learning Centre JVC continue their quest to provide healthy, efficient, and carbon-saving buildings through the recent installation of solar panels. The so...

Designing Success: The Benefits of Architectural Internships

DATE: 12/02/24

Internships have been hailed as win–win situations for both employers and internees. Employers do not have to commit to actual employment, and internees can further their future career. Sone are paid and some are unpaid, but all have as their express...

2024 - What Can We Expect in the Year Ahead?

DATE: 11/01/24

Our industry continues to evolve with new developments and initiatives emerging each year. We asked the team for their thoughts on what they think is shaping the industry in 2024 and it probably comes as no surprise that some of the key themes which ...

The Power of a Positive Workplace Culture: Why Employees Choose to Stay

DATE: 29/12/23

A positive workplace culture is a key factor that can significantly impact the success and growth of an organisation. So, why do employees choose to stay? The answer lies in the power of a positive workplace culture. When employees feel valued, suppo...

Brian Johnson Awarded SchoolsCompared.com Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education in the United Arab Emirates 2023-2024

DATE: 17/11/23

A stalwart of the architecture industry, Brian Johnson is perhaps best recognised for his work on the Dubai Creek Golf Club. However, his story began in 1976 when he was invited to design part of the Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) which then...

What is Biophilic Design and How Can it be Used in Interiors?

DATE: 27/09/23

What is Biophilic Design? What exactly is biophilic design and how does it benefit users? We sat down with Swati Rokade to learn more. Apart from using plants how else can we introduce biophilia design to interiors? The keyword is nature. Nature in s...