Olly Barnard promoted to Associate Director

We are pleased to announce that Olly Barnard, based at our Dubai studio, has been promoted to Associate Director.

Originally from Nottinghamshire in the UK, Olly joined Chapman Taylor’s Bangkok studio in 2012. During his time in South East Asia, he worked on a variety of award-winning projects in the region, including IKEA Bang Yai and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, both in Bangkok, as well as Mui Dinh Eco Park in Vietnam – winner of the prestigious MIPIM “Best Futura Mega Project” Award in 2018.

Olly joined our Dubai studio in 2018 to strengthen our presence in the region with his experience of designing in many different countries and cultures. Since relocating to the Middle East, Olly has worked on many key projects in the region, including a major mixed-use project in Madinah, Airport City in Jeddah (winner of “Best Mixed-Use Architecture - Saudi Arabia” at the 2020 Arabia Property Awards) and many important government-funded projects in Saudi Arabia.

Since graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2011, Olly has acquired extensive experience in architectural design across various sectors, including masterplanning, mixed-use, retail, residential, hospitality and leisure. Olly’s approach to projects is to create and develop a design concept that has a strong identity, informed by the place, the culture and other aspects of the development’s context.

Olly is a competitive amateur golfer and an avid cyclist who enjoys time in the outdoors, making the most of the region’s temperate cooler season.

Congratulations on this well-deserved promotion, Olly.

Olly Barnard (BArch)

Associate Director, Abu Dhabi

Olly joined Chapman Taylor’s Bangkok studio in 2012. During his time in South East Asia, he worked on a variety of award-winning projects in the region, including IKEA Bang Yai and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, both in Bangkok, as well as Mui Dinh Eco Park in Vietnam – winner of the prestigious MIPIM “Best Futura Mega Project” Award in 2018.

He joined our Dubai studio in 2018 to strengthen our presence in the region with his experience of designing in many different countries and cultures. He has worked on many key projects in the region, including a major mixed-use project in Madinah, Airport City in Jeddah and many important government-funded projects in Saudi Arabia.

Olly has extensive experience in architectural design across various sectors, including masterplanning, mixed-use, retail, residential, hospitality and leisure. Olly’s approach to projects is to create and develop a design concept that has a strong identity, informed by the place, the culture and other aspects of the development’s context.

Areas of expertise:

Masterplanning / Mixed-use / Retail / Hospitality / Residential / Concept Design

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