Perkins+Will appoints Morgan Fleming as design director of Dubai studio
The lead architect on the Kuwait International Airport's Terminal 2 and the expansion of Amsterdam Airport Schipol's Pier A, Morgan Fleming, has joined Perkins+Will's Dubai studio as design director.
Overseeing the studio's design teams and working directly with clients to realise their projects for corporate, commercial, civic and cultural buildings, as well as transportation projects, Fleming was formerly aviation project director at Aecom Aviation EMIA. He is a member of the AIA and is a registered architect in the state of New York.
“I’ve always had a unique appreciation of, and affinity for, the design culture of this region. To me, it reflects the cherished balance of two distinct values: the preservation of history and cultural heritage, and the celebration of urban modernity in an increasingly global economy,” Fleming said. “I’m honoured to be able to help our clients here maintain that important balance through intelligent design and architecture.”
Richard Marshall, interim managing director of Perkins+Will's Dubai studio, added, “Morgan is a world-class architect in every way. He brings to our studio—and to our clients—just the right mix of international and regional experience, enthusiasm, and expertise.
"From design to on-site construction management, he understands every aspect of our business, both here and abroad, and he has a proven track record of successful project outcomes.”
Fleming has also worked on The Spire in London, planned to be the tallest residential tower in Europe; the expansion of Terminal 2 at Heathrow International Airport, also in London; the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Residences in San Francisco, California; the HS1 Vision Plan for the California High-Speed Rail Authority in Sacramento, California; and the National Bank of Kuwait Headquarters Tower in Kuwait City, Kuwait.