We would like to thank each one of you for making the inaugural edition of Architecture Leaders Awards 2021 a success. It was an amazing evening that honoured the best architects, projects, and the companies.  The gala ceremony took place at Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk on March 31, 2021.

Here’s the complete winners and highly commended list. 

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Architect of the Year
Winner: MICHELLE NAJM, JT+PARTNERS

Young Talent of the Year
Winner: DILARA AJUN, ATI
Highly Commended: BASEL TACHWALI, DUPOD INDUSTRIES-AMANA GROUP

CEO of the Year
Winner: SHAUN KILLA, KILLA DESIGN

Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner:
NECDET AJUN, ATI

Visionary Leader of the Year
Winner
: JOE TABET, JT+PARTNERS

COMPANY AWARDS

Architecture Firm of the Year
Winner:
SIE CONSULTANTS

Emerging Architecture Firm of the Year
Winner:
DLR GROUP

Best Workplace of the Year
Winner:
GENSLER

Most Trusted Fit-Out Company of the Year
Winner:
BG VILLAS

PROJECT AWARDS

Retail Project of the Year
Winner: THE PULSE GATE MALL, SIE CONSULTANTS
Highly Commended:
MIXED USE UNIFIED REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT, DIPLOMATIC QUARTER MALL by GENSLER

Commercial Project of the year
Winner: RBW3-C4, ABU DHABI, MZ ARCHITECTS
Highly Commended: ENOC, AEDAS

Residential Project of the Year
Winner:
SLS DUBAI, AEDAS
Highly Commended: 1/JBR by EDGE ARCHITECTS

Design Education Project of the Year
Winner:
LLFP MEYDAN SCHOOL, DORSCH GROUP

Sustainable Project of the Year
Winner: TERRA-THE SUSTAINABILITY PAVILION, GRIMSHAW ARCHITECTS

Design Project of the Year
Winner: KUWAIT INVESTMENT AUTHORITY HEADQUARTERS, KEO

Hospitality Project Design
Winner: THE ADDRESS BEACH RESORT, KILLA DESIGN

Best Future Project
Winner:
ABU DHABI MARITIME-COMMUNITY ACTIVATION PROGRAMME, LWK + PARTNERS & ABU DHABI PORTS
Highly Commended: ECO MARINA & YACHT CLUB – FRACTALS, U+A

Best Development in MENA
Winner: HARBOUR ROW, GFH PROPERTIES

Landscape Project of the Year
Winner: TERRA-THE SUSTAINABILITY PAVILION, DESERT INK