International architecture and engineering consulting firm Dewan Architects + Engineers has announced plans to expand its operations in Saudi Arabia with new and extended offices in capital Riyadh. Established in 1984, Dewan operates in seven countries across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, specialising in mixed-use, hospitality, residential, commercial, education, retail, and urban planning. Dewan has been at the forefront of the Middle East’s booming real estate market for almost three decades, contributing to some of the region’s top projects including The Address Fountain Views and Port de La Mer in Dubai, and Mamsha Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi, said the company in a statement.
In addition to its UAE projects, the multidisciplinary firm has also been a key player in Saudi Arabia's growth since 2009, helping to build modern infrastructure, mixed-use communities, and world-class entertainment destinations for nearly a dozen different development groups and private clients across the country, it stated. Currently, Dewan is fully vested in Saudi and is working on various exciting schemes with the Public Investment Fund initiatives including The Red Sea Development Company, Amaala, Qiddiya, and several others, said a company spokesman. "With the new offices set to open in July, this expansion aims to address the capacity needs for the booming construction market fueled by HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud’s Saudi Vision 2030," he stated.
"In keeping with the vision’s principled undercurrent of environmental responsibility, the firm's long-time commitment to sustainability and green building practices is evident in each new design created," he noted. With the kingdom investing billions of dollars into ground-breaking social infrastructure projects, Dewan is keen to continue expanding its market share within the country and increasing the capacity of its regional headquarters and presence as a key driver for the firm over the next 5 years, he added.