FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dubai, November 2014
WATG, a global design firm, which has worked on some of the most iconic landmarks in the Gulf region, such as the Emirates Palace, the Atlantis and the One & Only Royal Mirage welcomes Nasser Turk as regional manager, MEA. An established design consultant for mixed-used and resort master planning, urban design and new town and residential community planning, Nasser will support regional efforts to deliver innovative design solutions to the firm’s growing clients in the region.
“The dynamic growth in the Gulf continues to impress and we want to continue to provide our clients in the region with WATG’s highest standards of design consultancy. We are very happy to have Nasser onboard to strengthen our local team with his planning and urban design expertise,” said Muriel Muirden, executive vice president and managing director, strategy. “His background in planning and his experience with local regulations excellently complement our team in Dubai.”
Prior to WATG, Nasser worked as Senior Design Consultant for the Abu Dhabi Municipality. Nasser has 16 years of combined industry experience in the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America where he earned his bachelor’s degree in planning from Arizona State University. Nasser is a member of the American Planning Association, and active with the Urban Land Institute.
WATG is one of the world’s leading integrated design firms and ranked as 2nd in the world among hotel architectural firms. WATG’s interior design firm, Wimberly, was ranked 11th by Interior Design Magazine in their 2015 Hospitality Giants survey.
With over 70 years of design excellence, WATG and Wimberly, have become the world’s leading design consultants in the industry since starting in Hawaii in 1945. With offices in Irvine, Beverly Hills, Seattle, Chicago, New York, London, Miami, Istanbul, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai and Honolulu, the multi-disciplinary design firm is best known for creating internationally acclaimed destinations in 160 countries across six continents. WATG offers integrated design solutions comprising strategy, planning, architecture, landscape, and interiors for urban, tourism and resort destinations. WATG’s projects are renowned not only for their design and sense of place but also for their bottom-line success.
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