Perkins+Will appoints Martin Smith as new director of corporate interiors

Published: 18 December 2018 - 10:48 a.m.
By: Michael Hasenstab

Perkins+Will has appointed Martin Smith as the new director of corporate interiors for its Dubai office.

With over 18 years of professional experience, Smith has worked within real estate and construction industries - 13 years of which was spent in the Gulf.

He has worked on a variety of different projects, from large-scale developments to corporate fit-out projects.

Having begun his career in the UK, working on residential, commercial, and healthcare projects, relocated to the UAE in 2005 to work on the Dubai Festival City Waterfront Centre project.

In Dubai he has also worked on the commercial offices component of the mixed-use Dubai Trade Centre District, now known as One Central, as well as leading a flagship retail project at Dubai Hills Estate.

Smith's role at Perkins+Will will focus on the expansion of the company's regional interior design business.

"I'm excited to be part of Perkins+Will's vision for growth, including its expansion into Saudi Arabia," he said.

"We plan to expand our corporate interiors offering in the region by offering design, fit-out, and refurbishment services that are second to none," he added.

The firm's managing director, Roger Wilson, said: "We are delighted to make this addition to the Dubai studio. Martin comes to us with a wealth of experience across multiple end-market developments and has an exceptional track record of executing prestigious projects in the region.

"I very much look forward to seeing what we can achieve together, and I'm sure his addition to the team will enable us to reach our growth targets in the region's interior design space."


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