Simon Chambers

Simon Chambers started his career in London, working for a number of practices, on a variety of award winning projects. Simon moved to Dubai in 2007, and quickly established himself as a creative force within the design industry, gaining particular expertise in masterplanning and hospitality developments in the region. His recent portfolio of work includes a wide range of projects across the Middle East, including UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain. Simon is also a regular speaker at several key annual design summits, including DesignMena, Leaders in Construction and Downtown Design. EDUCATION • Westminster University – UK, PGC Professional Practice in Architecture, 2002 • Westminster University – UK, Diploma in Architecture, 2000 • University of Dundee, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art – UK, BSc in Architecture, 1996 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2017 – present, Director NORR Group Consultants International Limited Dubai, UAE 2007 – 2017, Partner GAJ Middle East, Dubai UAE 2004 – 2007, Project Director Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, UK 2000 – 2004, Architect Building Design Partnership, UK AWARDS Cityscape Global – Winner ‘Leisure & Hospitality Awards (Future)’ – 2017 International Property Awards – Winner ‘Hotel Architecture – Africa & Arabia’ 2017 International Property Awards – Winner ‘Best Multiple Residence for Dubai’ 2017 International Property Awards – ‘Best Mixed Use Development’ – 2015 International Property Awards – ‘Best Residential Development, Oman’ – 2015

NORR Group Consultants International Limited is a fully integrated firm of Architects, Engineers and Planners. NORR is part of an international group of companies with offices in 21 cities around the world including Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Toronto and London. Founded in Canada in 1938, NORR as part of the Ingenium Group of companies has provided over 75 years of continuous design excellence. NORR provides all aspects of architectural, interior, engineering and construction related consultancy services. Established in the United Arab Emirates since 1990, NORR has been involved in many significant commercial and institutional projects that have shaped the skylines of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain. With 140 professional and support staff in the UAE, we provide our clients with integrated architectural and engineering design solutions for a wide variety of building types. Over the past 30 years, our group has designed and delivered over thirty significant projects in the UAE, including commercial, hotel, and residential developments and business parks. In Abu Dhabi our significant projects include the expansion of the UAE Central Bank, various Bank Headquarters and Corporate Branches, the Le Meridien Hotel, and Desert Island Resort & Spa. In Dubai, our completed projects include the iconic Emirates NBD Headquarters, Emirates Towers, Burj Khalifa, Shangri-la, Atlantis - The Palm, The Address Boulevard Hotel and Al Fattan Marine Towers. More recently our projects are taking shape in prime developments across the city including Za’abeel District, Dubai Creek Harbor, Downtown Dubai, Business Bay, Palm Jumeirah and Jumeirah Village
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