As co-founder, design principal and partner at the Dubai-based architecture and design firm U+A, Martin Dufresne leads the firm’s project teams. Since his win in 2013 for MEA Awards’ Principal of the Year, he has gone on to work on a number of large-scale projects. While 2017 saw the development of the Floating Homes, as well as the completion of the Swiss International School, a middle and high school, 2018 looks to be an even busier year. Dufresne is currently looking at a number a residential projects with Emaar, the Deyaar Midtown Development, Deyaar Millenium Hotel, Wasl Experience Centre and many more. Across most of his work, Dufresne serves as lead architect and provides the full scope of design services to clients as well as advises his inhouse teams.