LWK + Partners opens 12th studio in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The new LWK + Partners Riyadh studio will be led by Kerem Cengiz, managing director – MENA, and Usama Aziz, a new director
Two years after it set foot in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) with a Dubai studio, Hong Kong-based global architecture practice LWK + Partners launched its second studio in the region. The LWK + Partners Riyadh studio, which began operations last week, is the firm’s 12th office in the world as it continues to expand its global footprint.
Since the inception of its Dubai studio as the MENA regional headquarters in 2018, LWK + Partners has been collaborating with noted private developers as well as governmental organisations in the region to build a diversity of inspiring urban projects, including mixed-use developments, public infrastructure, luxury residences and more.
Working alongside the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia, LWK + Partners has contributed to the country’s built environment through master planning exercises, framework consulting and digital transformation solutions for major projects, leading to efficient, future-proof deliveries. Upcoming projects will also include a major transportation development and a province-wide masterplan which features a complex programme of initiatives and wide variety of key stakeholders.
The new Riyadh studio will be led by Kerem Cengiz, LWK + Partners managing director – MENA, and Usama Aziz, a new director. “We’ve always had the intent to ‘go-out’ while staying actively engaged in key markets,” said Kerem, “We have forward-looking imagination parallelled by dynamic corporate governance with a strong management team.”
As Saudi Arabia, the GCC region’s biggest construction market, continues to thrive, the new Riyadh office will ride on the firm’s existing client networks and partnerships as well as international experience to bring quality urban landscapes to life.