Global architecture and design firm, Woods Bagot, has announced the promotion of Matthew Engele to the position of principal within the company’s Middle East Studio. Engele has been an integral part of the studio’s development in recent years designing innovative, large-scale projects in the MENA region. In his new position, Engele will be managing future strategic growth with the regional executive management team and will continue to lead the Middle East studio’s high- performance design teams.

Engele is an award-winning architect whose experience includes a wide range of projects including cultural and community developments, urban design and renewal, high-density residential, education, retail, hotels, and large-scale complex mixed-use developments.

Richard Fenne, principal and studio chair at Woods Bagot, said: “We are proud to recognise the accomplishments of Matthew who has made significant contributions through design excellence and creating important client relationships. He truly embodies Woods Bagot’s values and is a champion of our people architecture design manifesto.”

Speaking about the promotion, Engele shared: “Woods Bagot has a fantastic approach and proven track record of providing creative design solutions through a global studio model. I am excited to work with my fellow principals to build on our strong foundations as an innovative design practice, by continuing to provide bespoke services that meet the goals of our diverse client base.”