Perkins+Will has appointed Andrew Mowat as operations director. Mowat will arrive with over 20 years’ experience, including nine years’ local experience in the Middle East, where he has been involved with commercial, hospitality, medical, leisure, and multi-use developments. His local portfolio of projects include Abu Dhabi National Exhibition and Conference Centre, Capital Gate, Manarat Al Saadiyat Museum, The Heart of Doha, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, W-Hotel Palm Jumeirah and Al Madina A’Zarqa, formerly known as Blue City.

Mowat’s role at Perkins+Will encompasses resourcing, finance, revenue and operations. He said: “I am excited to take on a new challenge at Perkins+Will, an industry leader in providing world-class design services across a multitude of end-markets and projects. I am looking forward to working with a forward-thinking and innovative team, and I am very much aligned with Perkins+Will’s vision and goals for the future.”

Mowat is optimistic about the region’s architecture industry moving forward: “While every industry has its challenges, I predict a very bright future for Perkins+Will and the industry as a whole. Ongoing and future projects in the pipeline represent some of the smartest and most innovative developments in the region, which is already known for its cutting-edge and boundary-pushing projects,” he added.