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Chris Jones
Partber,I0 Design

CHRIS JONES is Partner of IO. He has over 18 years of international experience on major projects throughout the Middle East, Asia, the UK, and the US. He has lived and worked in New York, London, Istanbul, Edinburgh, and is currently based in Dubai. Chris has extensive experience of the design, delivery, and management of projects across all stages. These include mixed-use developments, master planning, residential, retail, commercial, education, and civic projects. He has worked with a wide variety of clients including international developers, private clients, government bodies, and universities and college trusts. His current role is principal client liaison across all projects in the Middle East. He works closely with design leadership teams to establish project direction and interfaces with clients and other consultants to ensure that project proceeds in accordance with clients’ goals. Presently in the region, he has been managing the design and delivery of landmark mixed use projects with Al Barari, Emaar, Meraas, Mirage, Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana, and TECOM to name a few.

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10 DESIGN is an award winning practice of architects, based in Hong Kong, with offices in Shanghai, Edinburgh and Dubai.  The firm works at a broad range of scales, from the design of individual buildings to cities across all sectors including corporate, retail, hospitality, residential, cultural and education.  We aspire to create innovative design solutions for multicultural projects, with economic, environmental and social integrity.  In Asia, 10 DESIGN’s recently built projects include the award winning Greatwall Complex in Wuhan (MIPIM Asia Awards 2016); Bay Valley Science and Technology Park in Shanghai; Shizimen 330m Super High Rise Tower (for St Regis and Office Headquarters); Zhongxun Times in Chongqing; and KL Gateway in Kuala Lumpur.  Significant on-going projects in the same region include China Resources’ Hengqin MixC World; Zhuhai International Convention and Exhibition Centre Phase 2; Rural Commercial Bank in Shunde; Huafa Plaza in Zhuhai; three projects in the Jinwan Aviation including International Commerce Centre, International Services Centre, and Jinwan Retail Mall.  In the Middle East, 10 DESIGN has won Cityscape Global Awards 2017 for La Reserve Residences in Dubai and previously in 2014 for Al Barari Ashjar also in Dubai.  Our major built project for Al Seef Phase 1 along Dubai Creek has just celebrated the opening of this tourist destination in Oct 2017.  In the coming years, several of 10 DESIGN’s significant projects in the region will be completed on site: Al Seef Dubai Phase 4; Bluewaters Residences in Dubai (home of the world’s biggest observatory wheel);  Al Barari Seventh Heaven, Revitalisation of DIFC Coffee Zone, Huawei Headquarters in Dubai Media City; and Hyatt Centric in Bodrum.   Currently on the drawing board we are working on a number of large scale mixed use commissions totalling some 250+ ha of development in the region.
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