The UAE’s sole architecture advisor, British architect Peter Jackson has long contributed to the development of the GCC as well as Africa, in which he was based for nearly 30 years, particularly in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Appointed architect advisor in His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah’s office, Jackson is tasked with managing and coordinating projects, both as a design manager and project manager.
Maintaining design direction, he prepares design briefs and appoints consultant teams. He also designs projects – two that he’s recently been responsible for include the Sharjah Islamic Botanic Garden and Al Hefaiyah Mountain Conservation Center. In addition to buildings, Jackson has published a number of books that discuss the importance of vernacular architecture from different regions, including the UAE. His major projects to be completed in 2019 and 2020 include Sharjah Safari, a geology park, and the Mangroves & Turtles Visitor Centre.