Tony Archibold
Regional Director of MENA,Kettle Collective

Tony Archibold is Regional Director of MENA at Kettle Collective. He is a registered Architect and Interior Designer with 25 years’ experience across a wide range of project types from all over the world, focused on large scale mixed-use projects. He received his Architectural Degree from Birmingham City University and his Masters Degree from Oxford Brookes University.

Tony was Project Director on one of the MENA regions most notable projects, the ADNEC Capital Gate Building. Capital Gate has been confirmed as the ‘Worlds Most Inclined Building’ by the Guinness Book of World Records and was featured on National Geographic’s ‘Megastructures‘. Other notable projects include Port Sultan Qaboos in Oman, a 90 storey Roberto Cavalli hotel and residential tower at Dubai Marina and the multi-award winning DEWA Solar Innovation Centre in Dubai for HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

During the course of his work, Tony regularly lectures and presents papers throughout the region. He was a senior lecturer at Dundee, Edinburgh and Oxford University and has been a visiting tutor across the UAE, teaching at Heriot Watt Dubai, the American University of Sharjah and the American University of Dubai.

Tony has been invited to speak at a number of events, including the Autodesk University where he presented on BIM (Building Information Modelling). Other guest speaker positions he has undertaken include Cityscape and IQPC Façade Design and Engineering.


Kettle Collective

In 2012, Tony Kettle and Colin Bone founded Edinburgh-based architecture studio Kettle Collective. They set out to create a unique design studio, with studios located in Edinburgh, Dubai and Oman committed to high performance and energy efficient design on an international scale.

The design collective works on an exchange of thoughts and ideas, a cross fertilisation of cultures and experience with the common goal of finding a unique solution. Once defined, the whole team supports the delivery of that idea through every stage of the design and construction process.

Kettle Collective has won a number of awards including the Best Future Tourism and Leisure Building in 2014, The Most Sustainable Building Middle East 2014, 2016 & 2017 and the Best Future Residential Building Middle East 2015.

In April 2016, on the Queen’s 90th Birthday, Kettle Collective were awards Britain’s most coveted business award from Her Majesty the Queen, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade


“You only need to look at some of the more significant projects currently underway to know that the MENA region is at the forefront in innovative architecture and design. To stay there it is vital that we successfully manage risk in all its forms and stay abreast of industry best practice. I’m looking forward to taking part in the Risk Management panel and discussing an area of the industry that is constantly evolving.”