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Buro Happold Announces New Middle East-based Partner

Kevin Mitchell, UAE Country Director, to take on an additional responsibility.

| | Jun 20, 2010 | 2:23 pm
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Kevin Mitchell, UAE Country Director, to take on an additional responsibility.

Buro Happold, international multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, has appointed its UAE Country Director, Kevin Mitchell as a new partner, in a move that sees its existing partnership expand to 50.

Mitchell, who is based in Dubai, is a building services engineer, with over 20 years’ experience, and brings his multidisciplinary knowledge gained internationally on a number of high-profile projects, particularly within the healthcare sector.

His area of focus is the development of innovative building services solutions and their integration within multidisciplinary design. In addition, Mitchell also brings to the table his understanding of the leisure, transport and retail sectors, with major projects, including Toronto Medical Discovery Tower; Bristol Royal Hospital for Sick Children; Heathrow Airport Redevelopment; Kings College, Dubai and Saadiyat Island Public Realm.

In the context of being made Partner, Mitchell said: “For over 30 years, Buro Happold has been recognised as one of the leading consultancies in the Middle East. It’s fantastic to be given the opportunity to build on that reputation, and I look forward to expanding the business across the region, looking at new markets and sectors to increase both our client base and areas of expertise.”

The consultancy’s Chairman, Rod Macdonald, who relocated to Riyadh a year ago, added: “Kevin’s appointment both to the Partnership and as Country Director for the UAE, will further consolidate Buro Happold’s position as a world leader in the delivery of innovative, sustainable buildings.”

Current projects involving Buro Happold in the Middle East include, the Louvre in Abu Dhabi, King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture, King Abdullah Financial District and Abu Dhabi Media Zone.

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