Hend Almatrouk
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Hend Almatrouk

CEO and partner, Studio Toggle
31 Jul 2018

Working alongside Gijo Paul George, the award-winning Kuwaiti architect Hend Almatrouk has lead the boutique firm Studio Toggle from strength to strength. Growing the staff to a total of 10 employees across two branches – one in Kuwait and one in Portugal – Almatrouk has spearheaded a number of successful developments including a residential project in Yarmouk, a retail design for a chocolate brand, and the full design for TAP Office. The firm is looking forward to a busy 2018, as well, with projects like TWINS Apartment complex, Al Seeb, 6ZAG and The Beacon. Almatrouk was this year’s Young Architect of the Year at the MEA Awards. Upon winning, she said, “We always try to come up with solutions instead of producing a beautiful building for the sake of creating something beautiful.”