Powerlist Creative 30 2023: Peter DAVISON Managing Director, Middle East, DSA ARCHITECTS INTERNATIONAL
Peter Davison leads the DSA Architects International Middle East office and has over 25 years’ experience based in both the UK and Middle East, with exposure to all the major international markets. Peter has directed design on a plethora of complex, mega-projects, from feasibility and concept stages to documentation and delivery, with a proven track record of success.
Experienced in all major project sectors, including hotels and resorts, commercial offices, residential, retail, high-rise, mixeduse and pharmaceutical design, he has led on every aspect of project design with the achievement of creative, sustainable and innovative solutions that meet, and often surpass, expectations in all areas.
He has the ability to drive initiatives ahead as a known thought leader, as seen by the various innovative advances in the DSA portfolio. His creative ideas have propelled the firm to the forefront of the region’s design and construction industries. Peter drives the growth of DSA Middle East in terms of expansion of the company’s network and areas of operation, ensuring that DSA’s high standards of quality in all aspects are maintained, and that the long-term vision and goals of the practice are aligned and followed.
“2023 has been an extremely positive year for DSA. We had some significant contract awards and exciting projects across the MENA region. We’ve also managed to grow our staff complement considerably, in order to get the right talent in place to successfully deliver our projects. We are thrilled to be currently working with various PIF entities in KSA and we are extremely busy with several other hospitality, residential and commercial developments in the UAE and across the wider region. Our Riyadh office’s company’s formation / incorporation has also been completed with full professional engineering licence.,” shares Peter.
There is a solid business pipeline, which indicates that the team is well-positioned to deliver in terms of planning and resource availability. New ideas and plans are being put forward, thus expansion is the rule of the day. We are optimistic about entering 2024 and securing even more excellent collaborations, projects, and expanding the business.
DSA Architects International has delivered more than 500 projects in over 30 countries around the world for many different types of clients, from large corporations, specialist private developers, governments entities, directly for hotel operators, as well as individual investors.
“Our designers will always start with gathering information on local history, culture and the sense of place of the location and its people. We are guided not only by the brief and achieving the objectives of our clients, but also by a responsibility and desire to respect the heritage, tradition and progression of the existing built environment from place to place. Projects delivered by DSA are inevitably creative, innovative, respectful of their surroundings and, with a focus on structured, managed, and collaborative delivery through our added-value specialist design management service that we provide as standard, we provide the highest levels of coordinated, quality technical documentation,” he adds.