Simon Fraser is the Managing Director of the Middle East and Asia Region and also Senior Partner at the Hopkins London Office.
He has lived and worked in Dubai since 2004 and was the masterplanner and designer of the Gate Village district at the DIFC. He also recently completed the HQ buildings for The Engineer’s office and Meraas in Dubai as well as the Sharjah Expo Centre.
He is currently working on the redevelopment of the Dubai Trade Centre District which includes offices, hotels and residential buildings and also a large mixed-use office building in Tokyo opposite the Imperial Palace.
Simon was born and brought up in Hong Kong and has studied at universities in the UK and Japan.
He was a finalist for The European Young Architect of the Year in 2000. He has lectured widely at Universities and institutions throughout the world.
Introduction to the Practice
At Hopkins Architects we design innovative, cost effective buildings that enable clients to make the most of their site, programme and budget. We create logical and clear designs starting from our clients’ needs, using the principles of ‘truth to materials and expression of structure’, from which stems formal and aesthetic quality, efficiency and the popular success of our buildings.
We have a long established International reputation, with award-winning projects in Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. We have also been successful in developing a wide range of masterplan solutions in different cities and cultures across the world.
We believe that the best buildings are generated by close co-operation between the architect, client and other members of the project team. Throughout the years our work has been selected for 44 awards by RIBA, the Royal Institute of British Architects. We have also received 33 Civic Trust Awards in recognition of our projects’ contribution to the surrounding public realm.