Commencing his career in the UK, Martin worked with a major contractor on several prestigious residential, commercial and healthcare projects. He transferred to the UAE in 2005 to work on the Dubai Festival City Waterfront Centre project.
Martin holds a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Loughborough University. After transitioning to a leading project management firm in 2008, Martin worked on the commercial offices component of mixed-use Dubai Trade Centre District, now known as One Central. He has also led various corporate real estate projects for international energy companies and investment banks. Most recently he led the flagship retail mall project at Dubai Hills Estate.
Martin’s role at Perkins+Will will focus upon expanding the company’s regional interior design business. He will report directly to Managing Director, Roger Wilson.
Martin said: “I am thrilled to join Perkins+Will, a company known and respected for delivering world-class design services globally across many end-markets and projects. I’m excited to be a part of Perkins+Will’s vision for growth, including expansion into Saudi Arabia.
“I’ve admired Perkins+Will from the outside for many years and I’m delighted, therefore, to have been chosen to join the company in the next exciting phase of its journey. I greatly look forward to working with the team and collaborating with clients to achieve further success in the years to come.
“We plan to expand our corporate interiors offering in the region by offering design, fit out and refurbishment services that are second to none.”
Perkins+Will’s Managing Director, Roger Wilson, welcomed the appointment: “We are delighted to make this addition to the Dubai studio. Martin comes to us with a wealth of experience across multiple end-market developments and has an exceptional track record of executing prestigious projects in the region. I very much look forward to seeing what we can achieve together, and I’m sure his addition to the team will enable us to reach our growth targets in the region’s interior design space.”
Originally from North Wales, Martin lives in Dubai with his wife and two small children.
Established in 1935, Perkins+Will is a global interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and enhance communities. We collaborate with clients around the world to create healthy, sustainable places in which to live, learn, work, play and heal, by focusing on the human experience of the space - how they interact with each other and their environment, physically, mentally and emotionally - rather than just grand aesthetics. We have more than 2,200 professionals across over 20 Perkins+Will offices in six countries, including some of the brightest minds in architecture, interior design, branded environments, urban design and landscape architecture.
About Martin Smith
B.Sc. (Hons) Construction Engineering Management, Loughborough University, 2002
Dubai World Trade Centre
Trade Centre District, Phase I
Exxon Mobil Corporation
ExxonMobil Media City Offices
Goldman Sachs Capital Projects
U.K. Visas & immigration Headquarters
Legatum Plaza DIFC
Legatum Plaza DIFC
The Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust
Darent Valley Hospital
University of Hertfordshire
Dubai Festival City
Emaar Development, L.L.C.
Dubai Hills Mall
Tea Trade Wharf
Majid al Futtaim Leisure
Magic Planet MIrdif City Centre
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LinkedIn Post: Perkins+Will’s Dubai studio has announced the appointment of a new Director of Corporate Interiors. Martin Smith will report directly to @Roger-Wilson, Managing Director, and will focus on expanding the company’s regional interior design business.
Twitter Post: One of the Middle East’s leading architecture firms, @perkinswill_DXB, has announced the appointment of Martin Smith as its new Director of Corporate Interiors. He will focus on expanding the company’s regional interior design business.
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