Having attained a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design, a Bachelor of Science in Architecture & Urban Planning and a Master of Science in Architectural Lighting Design, Regina decided to commit to her passion and specialize in lighting design for the last ten years after 12 years of professional experience working with architecture. In Dubai since 2010, Regina is an Associate Lighting Designer at Godwin Austen Johnson Architects and head of the lighting design department, with a comprehensive portfolio of work from public spaces to hotels, commercials and residential projects.
Stuart Allen acquired the Middle East wing of UK design company Artillery four years ago to found award-winning consultancy Allen Architecture Interiors Design (AAID). In just seven years working in the region, Allen has established a world class portfolio of projects, a team designing and delivering innovative, ambitious and highly prestigious commercial projects throughout the Middle East, and a studio in London catering to international clients.
With extensive experience of delivering luxury hospitality, residential and retail interiors, Allen has built a reputation for AAID as a consultancy that values integrity and transparency, and delivers thoughtful, bespoke design solutions of unsurpassed quality and attention to detail. He inspires clients to maximize the potential of their projects through close collaboration, and works with local contractors, suppliers and artisans to achieve the high standard of work that has become a hallmark for AAID.
Allen is passionate about nurturing young talent, and supports employees’ development through workshops, off site seminars and in-house mentoring.
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Fifteen years USA based experience specialising in retail, residential, hospitality and corporate including: Kramer Design Group, New York as design director and lead VVTTdesigner for commercial retail projects worldwide.
Following his graduation from the Democritus University of Thrace with a degree in Architectural Engineering in 2007 Nikos started working as a lighting designer.
Over the last 10 years Nikos has collaborated with several design practices gaining substantial experience in all stages of design till project completion by working in residential, hospitality, leisure, public spaces, heritage and
Nikos joined the dpa Dubai office in 2014 and is currently involved in some of the most exciting and challenging projects in the region.
Nikos believes strongly in the collective creative process and contributes to dpa’s diverse team, throughout the entire design process with his creative thinking and ability to communicate his ideas.
Faraz is an award-winning Architectural Lighting Designer working for KEO International Consultants - one of the biggest multi-disciplinary practices in the region. Faraz has over 11 years of experience in a wide range of lighting design projects and applications.
In 2002 after graduating as an Architect, Faraz started off his career in the mainstream Architecture before the world of lighting lured him in. He made his shift to work as a Lighting Designer in 2004. After working for a couple of Dubai based offices, Faraz joined KEO’s Abu Dhabi’ Design Division in 2008. Faraz’s responsibilities include managing the complete lighting design packages for the projects within KEO’s Design Division. Faraz’s Architectural Lighting support extends to KEO’s Landscape Planning and Infrastructure Divisions, and to KEO’s Dubai, Kuwait and Doha offices as well.
Faraz’s experience varies extensively and covers lighting for residences, corporate offices, hospitality, facades, schools & universities, automotive showrooms, museums, religious and community buildings, landscapes, public realm, lighting for sports, transport terminals and lighting master planning. Faraz has worked closely with Municipality of Abu Dhabi City and has been a vital member of the team which provided the studies to develop new Street and Public Realm Lighting Standards and Regulations for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, as per the international best practices.
Faraz is also an associate member of IALD and stays actively involved in the IALD activities specific to the region”. Recently Faraz has been selected as one of the top “40 under 40” Lighting Designers of 2017 globally by one of the prestigious publications of the industry - The Lighting Magazine based in the UK.
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