Hong Kong-headquartered design architecture practice, LWK + PARTNERS, has expanded its footprint in the Middle East by opening an office in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh.
The opening marks the firm’s second office in the region following the launch of its Dubai studio in 2018.
Since the opening of its Dubai headquarters, LWK + Partners said it has generated “increased interest” from its Saudi clients and experienced double-digit growth from the kingdom over the past two years.
The Riyadh office will help support the country’s progressive developments as part of the kingdom’s Vision 2030 agenda.
LWK + PARTNERS has contributed to numerous master planning exercises, framework consulting roles and offering digital transformation solutions to key gigaprojects in Saudi Arabia.
Despite the global challenges, LWK + PARTNERS managing director for the MENA region, Kerem Cengiz, said the time was right for the company “more than ever” to look at expanding and having strategic strongholds in the region.
The Riyadh office will be led by the firm’s director of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) business Usama Aziz.
Commenting on the opening, LWK + PARTNERS MENA design director, Kourosh Salehi, said: “We are excited about the opportunity to offer our brand and fresh perspective in design to our Saudi clients. Being in The Kingdom we will be able to better engage and utilise our local knowledge, presence and experience to support the specific needs of our clients, stakeholders and end users.”
As part of its five year plan, the firm is also exploring further expansion opportunities to boost its international reach.