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Richard Fenne
Principal & Studio Chair,Woods Bagot

Richard is the Studio Chair and Principal of the Dubai Studio at Woods Bagot and is an experienced RIBA and ARB registered Architect and Principal with over 15 years of wide-ranging international experience. His experience ranges from inception to completion covering a multitude of sectors including cultural, residential, workplace, hospitality and education. Since joining the Dubai studio in early 2011 Richard has led some significant and notable projects including the IRENA HQ building and a ground-breaking large scale residential development at Masdar City. In addition to providing studio and project leadership he is the Middle East Client Leader and is also a committee member of the Middle East Council for Offices (MECO), an external group dedicated to improving the quality of office developments in the region. Richard has excellent design capabilities and demonstrates strong leadership, communication and technical skills along with commercial acumen. Richard is passionate about design and is committed to producing projects of the highest quality. Key Achievements: • Key Project Leadership; IRENA HQ, City Walk, Neighbourhood One Residences, Shams Meera • Workplace Architecture Leader for the Middle East and Europe • Regional Sustainability Leader • Cityscape Awards Judge • Dubai Studio Chair • RIBA Regional Representative • Abu Dhabi University External Examiner

Woods Bagot
Woods Bagot is a People Architecture company. We place human experience at the centre of our design process in order to deliver engaging, future-oriented projects that respond to the way people actually use space. We do this as a global design and consulting studio with a team of over 850 experts working across 17 studios in Australia, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. Our Global Studio model allows us to work collaboratively across time zones and borders, using the latest technology to share design intelligence and strengthen our knowledge base around the world.
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"I am very much looking forward to participating in the Leaders in Architecture Summit in April. Discussing the Tech Revolution in Architecture is an extremely pertinent topic and one close to my heart. We are currently witnessing a significant development in our market which is driving innovation and accelerating change. How does the architectural profession adapt to the influx of technology."