Ian Purser
Director of Architecture,PACE

Ian heads the architectural profession for Pace and is responsible for the design and technical delivery of all building projects at the firm. Ian also acts as project director for some of Pace’s most high-profile projects throughout Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, including:  Phase 4 of The Avenues retail mall, Kuwait  Wafra Towers, Bahrain Bay in Bahrain  Kuwait University Administration Facilities  New Maternity Hospital, Kuwait  Assima mixed-use development, Kuwait City  Research Laboratory Facilities for KISR, Kuwait Ian has extensive international experience across sectors, including healthcare, higher education and major retail and mixed use commercial projects. Ian leads the Architects, Project Managers and Landscape Architects on schemes designed from concept stage both in-house and in collaboration with a wide range of international architects including SOM, Gensler, RTKL, HOK, BDP and UN Studio. Until June 2013, Ian led the Retail & Mixed Use sector as an Architect Director at BDP’s Manchester studios in the UK, working on retail-led commercial projects both across the UK and internationally. Specialties:  Architecture & Design  Retail and Mixed-use master planning  Shopping Mall design  Super-high rise commercial developments  Schools and hospitals design  Space Programming and brief development for universities and hospitals


Pace is an architecture, engineering, design and planning practice founded in Kuwait City in 1968.

Today, as one of the most trusted names in the region, we employ over 700 professionals involved in a variety of supporting disciplines that include architects, engineers, planners, transport engineers, landscape architects, interior designers and quantity surveyors.

Our approach is rooted in our knowledge and expertise that are derived from a legacy that spans over four decades. Our wealth of experience enables us to identify the key objectives of any concept whether we are starting or developing a project. The depth and diversity of our technical experience ensures that we always deliver quality to meet and exceed the expectations of the client – on time and within budget at every stage of the process.


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