International design and architecture firm Wilson Associates has appointed Roy Posey as design director of its Dubai studio, where he will be overseeing projects across the Middle East and Africa.
In his new role, Posey will oversee the studio’s design initiatives, projects, conceptualization, and staffing, in addition to mentoring the growing Middle East-based design team.
Posey brings with him 15 years of design experience, beginning his career conceiving restaurant and bar interior spaces, as well as high-end residential interiors.
His previous leadership positions in international design firms include Keane, where he served as head of design; Hirsh Bender Associates; and the Honest Group.
For Wilson Associates’ Dubai studio, Posey is currently working on a number of hospitality projects including Westin Hotel Ras Al Khaimah; Pai Thai, a Thai restaurant within the Al Qasr Hotel in Dubai; and a large hotel on the new The Island development in Dubai.
“I’ve recognized Wilson Associates as a world-class, luxury hospitality interior architectural design firm for many years,” said Posey. “I’ve kept an ear to the ground on their latest work and commitment to design excellence and was thrilled to learn that a spot opened up at the firm’s Dubai studio. I am grateful to have joined such a creative design team and look forward to furthering our reach in the region.”