The award-winning architecture firm, Perkins+Will Dubai, announced the appointment of Elmutaz Elrabaa as its healthcare director for Middle East operations. As a registered architect, a LEED and EDAC accredited professional, Elrabaa has more than 18 years of extensive, global experience with a primary focus on institutional and healthcare architecture.

Perkins+Will has been working with a number of health centres globally for over 65 years. The firm’s healthcare practise in the Middle East has worked on recent projects such as King’s College Hospital and King’s College clinics and has a healthy pipeline for 2018.

Elrabaa has led global and multi-disciplinary teams across Canada, Middle East and Asia to deliver large-scale projects from inception through to client handover. Some of his recent projects include the CAD $ 550-million Niagara Health System Hospital in St.Cathrines, Ontario, Canada, the 510-bed Singapore General Hospital in Singapore and the 500-bed Columbia Jiaxing Hospital, China.

Elrabaa said: “I am a firm believer in design excellence and collaborating with concerned stakeholders of each project to achieve optimum results. Globally, healthcare design is undergoing an exciting evolution and the trend is reflected across Asia and the Middle East. I am thrilled to embark on this exciting journey with a globally-acclaimed firm like Perkins+Will.”

Elrabaa is an advocate of healthcare design research and has been a speaker at a number of international conferences across Asia.