..and that’s your way DESIGN GROUP is a Canadian-based design network that brings together some of the best specialised architecture, design and engineering consultants from around the world to provide front-end innovative and state-of-the-art design solutions to our clients. This international network is supported by a strong and experienced local delivery team who will take on the tasks of technical design development and documentation, statutory approvals, and site supervision for projects across North America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions. We provide skills in architecture, masterplanning, town planning, urban design, interior design, landscape architecture, environmental and sustainable design and project management. The Vancouver-based headquarters oversees all global operations and brings a wealth of advanced knowledge and skills to local and international markets, while our UAE-based and Iraq-based teams have a profound understanding of the regional market and strong access to an extensive international network of skills and experience on medium to large scale projects, public and private, and an established track record of delivering high-profile projects. I am delighted to introduce you to Design Group�s website . Over the past few years our practice has established its own distinctive niche: we are today acknowledged as a leading ‘boutique architect’ in the EMEA region. Our network of design studios offer a higher level of talent compared with larger corporate peers. We offerour clients the advantages of faster responsiveness, better efficiency, and a flexible and personal approach to project delivery, challenges and urgent requirements. The one-to-one relationships we always build with our clients promotes a level of trust and reliability that enables our clients to perceive us as a friendly, consistent and reliable partner to deliver their vision and add value to their projects. Our progressive architectural thinking, combined with innovative engineering and realistic project management, paves the way to creating new design solutions where the challenges of the environment, economy, local culture and future aspirations are all well understood and carefully balanced. We make sure that every project is given its due intellectual and technical attention and diligence, and that each design we create pushes the boundary of architecture to its limits, or beyond. In our website you will find glimpses of how we responded to these challenges, and how we integrate our wide range of skills, international knowledge and local experience in projects that bring added value to architecture, clients� vision and real estate developments in the region. We hope you’ll enjoy reading and learning about our work. RIBA MRAIC We take pride in the good working relationships we build with our clients and team during the design development, working drawing and construction stages. At Design Group we maintain strong technical teams who work alongside the designers to ensure that the working drawings faithfully represent the ideals of the original concept whilst, simultaneously ensuring that buildability, sequencing, practicality and budget constraints are fully considered. Design does not stop at planning permission stage but carries through to production information. The best of designs will not result in a good building unless the working drawings are produced to high standards, and with a full understanding of the requirements of all parties in the procurement and construction process. During construction supervision stage, we work closely with clients, Contractors and their supply chain to review the most appropriate use of materials and methods, be they traditional or modern, on site or off. Founder, Managing Partner Profession: Architect, Urban Designer Qualifications: M.Sc. [hons] Architecture & Urban Design B.Sc. [hons] Architectural Engineering Professional Associations: RIBA | Royal Institute of British Architects | Chartered Member MRAIC | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada | Chartered Member AIA | American Institute of Architects | Int�l Associate IEU | Iraqi Engineers Union | Consultant Member USE | UAE Society of Engineers | Member Key Career Milestones: 2012 Founded Design International Engineering Consultancy, Abu Dhabi 2008 Co-founder and Managing Director of PRP|Architects International 2002 Director of Architecture, WS Atkins & Partners, Abu Dhabi Mazin is an experienced architect and urban designer with more than 23 years of proven track record in designing and delivering quality high-profile projects across the EMEA area (Europe, Middle East & Africa). He leads Design Group�s operations and design team to position the practice as one of the leading boutique architects in the world. Mazin previously worked with WS Atkins & Partners, Abu Dhabi, as Director of Architecture for over five years, he had overall responsibility and development of Atkins� Building Design business for Abu Dhabi office. Earlier to that, Mazin was running his own architectural practice in Baghdad, Iraq, in which he worked on different projects across the Middle East region. Mazin�s expertise includes specific design solutions responding to the growing challenges of regional, cultural and environmental context of Middle East real estate market, residential communities, commercial and mixed-use developments, offices, hospitality & leisure, education facilities, super-tall and high rise mixed use towers, hospitals, and airports. ARCHITECT VANCOUVER Undertake the duties of the Project Leader when so designated, or work under the direction of a Project Leader, Associate, Associate Director or Director as part of a project group to produce design or technical information in accordance with an agreed programme of work and maintain agreed technical and design standards in line with office policy. The candidate needs to be aware of current technical developments and legislation and implement as required, and report regularly on progress and to communicate any potential technical or design problems. The candidate may be required to visit site and attend site meetings and project team meetings as and when necessary. The candidate must be fully proficient in AutoCAD/ Revit and with good knowledge of 3D Studio Max/Viz and PhotoShop. To apply for this position please complete the form INTERIOR DESIGNER ABU DHABI, VANCOUVER To work on architectural and interior design projects under the direction of a Senior Architect, Associate Director or Director as part of a project group. Integrates findings with knowledge of interior design and formulates environmental plan to be practical, esthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style of occupants. Advises client on interior design factors, such as space planning, layout and utilization of furnishings and equipment, color schemes, and color coordination. Renders design ideas in form of paste ups, drawings, or illustrations, estimates material requirements and costs, and presents design to client for approval. Selects or designs and purchases furnishings, art works, and accessories. To apply for this position please complete the form ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR ABU DHABI Innovative, enthusiastic and highly-skilled architects are invited to fill in the position of Associate director in our Abu Dhabi Studio. The successful candidate will need to have strong design and technical skills and have experience in hotel, residential, commercial and urban design. The Candidate will work with the Directors and lead project teams to produce architectural design work in the UAE and MENA regions from concept design through to delivery on a number of high profile projects. The candidate needs to be aware of current technical developments and be proficient in AutoCAD/ Revit. To apply for this position please complete the form VISUALIZER ABU DHABI To work under the direction of a Project Leader, Associate or Associate Director as part of a project group to produce design work and presentations maintaining technical and design standards in line with office policy. They will be responsible to produce high-end renderings and animations, and be involved in concept and design development stages. The candidate needs to be up-to-date with latest technical and software developments and fully proficient in 3D Studio Max/Viz, V-Ray, Adobe CS3 InDesign Suite (mainly Premiere and PhotoShop). AutoCAD/ Revit knowledge is also required. To apply for this position please complete the form Please fill in your details to download the brochure of Design Group Design Group is proud of the partnership that we have established with our affiliates, some of the most reputable companies all over the world. We remain very selective of organizations we partner with. Thus, we have chosen our network of international and local organizations very carefully in order to provide to our clients the best skills and experience.