Perkins+Will Dubai has named Elmutaz Elrabaa as healthcare director for its Middle East operations.
According to the architecture firm, Elrabaa is a registered architect, as well as a LEED and EDAC accredited professional with more than 18 years of extensive, global experience.
Elrabaa’s focus has been on institutional and healthcare architecture, the company said in a statement, adding that he has led global and multi-disciplinary teams across Canada, the Middle East, and Asia to deliver projects from inception to handover.
Some of his recent projects include the $433.3m (CAD550m) Niagara Health System Hospital in St. Cathrines, Ontario, Canada; the 510-bed Singapore General Hospital in Singapore; and the 500-bed Columbia Jiaxing Hospital in China.
Commenting on his appointment, Elrabaa said: “Globally, healthcare design is undergoing an exciting evolution and the trend is reflected across Asia and the Middle East. I am thrilled to embark on this exciting journey with a […] firm like Perkins+Will.”
Meanwhile, Roger Wilson, the firm’s managing director, added: “We are excited to have a seasoned professional like Elmutaz on board to lead the healthcare practice here in the Middle East, where the design requirements of the sector are undergoing revolutionary and exciting changes.”
Before joining Perkins+Will, Elrabaa served as director of healthcare at B+H Architects, a Canadian firm based in Toronto, Canada, where he was responsible for delivering healthcare projects across Asia and Ontario, for seven years.
Prior to this, Elrabaa delivered projects across the GCC during his tenure in Kuwait, first at The Associated Engineering Partnership and then at KEO International Consultants, where he worked as a senior architect.
The projects he delivered in the region include Barwa Financial District, Al Ain University, Kuwait National Library, and Kuwait National Cancer Centre.
Elrabaa graduated from Cairo University and has a Master of Architecture from the University of Waterloo. He is a registered architect at Egyptian Engineers Syndicate (EEA) and Kuwait Society of Engineers, and has been recognised as an Accredited Professional Engineer by Kuwait Society of Engineers, according to Perkins+Will.