Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Edward McIntosh as regional design director for the Middle East. Based in the UAE, McIntosh will focus on expanding Atkins’ design and architecture business presence and capitalising on its regional growth potential.

“Over the past 50 years, Atkins has established a proven track record of designing some of the region’s most iconic projects ranging from full-scale communities to individual buildings that blend aesthetic and functional elements, while promoting human interaction and sustainable impact,” said Adrian Lindon, managing director, design and engineering, Atkins Middle East & Africa. “Bringing a wealth of experience in design and architecture, Edward will play a key role in supporting our business strategy focused on delivering high quality services to our clients across the region, as well as driving growth opportunities in key markets.”

Edward has 16 years of experience leading international architectural design teams and projects in sports, commercial, retail, residential, and hospitality markets in South America, UK, China, and South East Asia.