Paolo Testolini is an architect and urbanist who has spent the last seven years in Dubai.

Prior to joining Woods Bagot, he worked in a variety of high-profile international architectural practises in the UK, Italy, Greece, and China.

With more than 20 years of experience leading architecture, urban planning and environmental design projects, Testolini’s ethos is based upon a sensible business case for the proposed mix of uses and sustainable agenda.

Testolini has recently been appointed to the Advisory Board for the American University of Dubai’s Architecture Department. Throughout 2020, he spent much of his time writing about the global pandemic’s influence on cities, creating the ‘Diaries of The Masterplanner’.

Asa global design leader, Testolini leads a large team with international experience led by individuals who have worked in various parts of the world on master plans of a similar scale and type including residential and entertainment-led masterplan such d3, Al Jada, and Dubai Creek Harbour.