He said: “I am excited to take on a new challenge at Perkins+Will, an industry leader in providing world-class design services across a multitude of end-markets and projects. I am looking forward to working with a forward-thinking and innovative team, and I am very much aligned with Perkins+Will’s vision and goals for the future.

“The opportunity to work for such a well-established company with a truly global feel was one that I jumped at. I am especially impressed with the company’s ability to take global best practice and convert it to local execution. The culture of collaboration is also one that strongly appealed to me. Perkins+Will maintains a client-focus so solutions address the challenges at hand, rather than being generic.

“I have enormous respect for the management team at Perkins+Will, which includes some of the best and brightest professionals I have ever had the pleasure to work with. They have a wealth of experience across master planning, urban design, architecture and interior design. They are also incredibly proactive and decisive, leading to services exceeding the clients’ expectations consistently being delivered on-time and in-full.”

Mowat is optimistic about the region’s architecture industry moving forward: “While every industry has its challenges, I predict a very bright future for Perkins+Will and the industry as a whole. Ongoing and future projects in the pipeline represent some of the smartest and most innovative developments in the region, which is already known for its cutting-edge and boundary-pushing projects,” he added.

Perkins+Will’s Managing Director, Roger Wilson, welcomed the appointment: “We are delighted to make this addition to Middle East operations. Andrew comes to us with a wealth of experience across multiple end-market developments. He shares our passion for executing projects at the highest level. On a personal level, Andrew’s dedication to driving efficiency and creative problem-solving makes him a perfect fit for our team. I am excited to see what we can achieve together, and I am sure he will motivate his team to further develop and meet targets.”

In addition to his new role with Perkins+Will, Mowat also sits on the RIBA Gulf Chapter Committee as Honorary Treasurer and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbiters. Prior to relocating to the Middle East, Mowat sat on the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Contracts and Appointments Committee. As a member of the committee, Mowat examined legal and contract issues, commissioning fees, appointment agreement, insurance problems, dispute resolution and legislation, as well as monitoring the work of other industry bodies.

Originally from Scotland, Mowat began his professional studies in Aberdeen. Prior to moving to the UAE in 2009, he worked in the UK as a Project Director predominantly for major oil sector clients, such as Shell, British Petroleum and Halliburton. Andrew lives in Abu Dhabi with his wife and teenage son. In his free time, his hobbies include travelling, skiing, motor sports and marshalling at motor sports events. At home, he enjoys watching movies, particularly the science-fiction genre, and playing computer games.


For more information, please contact Alexandra Williams at IHC for Perkins+Will on +971528697868 or alexandra@ih-c.com

Andrew Mowat


Master of Law in Construction Law and Arbitration, Robert Gordon’s University, 2006

RIBA Part 3 Exam, Robert Gordon’s University, 2000

Microsoft Certified Professional – NT Workstation 4 (70-073), NT Server 4 (70-067) and NT Server 4 in the Enterprise (70-068), 2000

RIBA Part 2 Exam, Royal Incorporation of British Architects, 1994

SCE Ordinary in German, Aberdeen Technical College, 1990

Post-Graduate Diploma in Advanced Architectural Studies, Robert Gordon’s Institute of Technology, 1989

Bachelor of Architecture, Robert Gordon’s Institute of Technology, 1987


RIBA Gulf Chapter committee as Honorary Treasurer

RIAS Representative on the Scottish Building Contracts Committee (Part of the Joint Contract Tribunal)

External Examiner for the Architects’ Professional Examination Authority in Scotland Ltd.

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)

RIAS Contracts and Appointments Committee

Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Associate of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (ARIAS)

Architects Registration Board

Member of Association of Project Managers (MAPM)


Corporate+Commercial+Civic+Urban Planning

Schlumberger Abu Dhabi Base* Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Manarat Al Saadiyat Museum*Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Musheireb (Dohaland) Development: The Heart of Doha*Doha, Qatar

Al Madina A’Zarqa (formerly known as Blue City) *Al Sawaadi, Sultanate of Oman

Goldeneye Field Development*Aberdeen, U.K.

St Fergus and Mossmorran Gas Plants Extenstion*Aberdeen, U.K.

Shell RTOC, Tullos Campus*Aberdeen, U.K.

Shell North Sea HQ Phase 4 Refit and Refurbishment*Aberdeen, U.K.

Denburn City Centre Redevelopment / Union Terrace Gardens*Aberdeen, U.K.

Millennium Project City Centre Planning*Aberdeen, U.K.

Glasgow City Centre Planning*Glasgow, U.K.

Waverly Station City Centre Planning*Edinburgh, U.K.


W-Hotel Palm Jumeirah*Dubai, U.A.E.

5-Star Hotel*Bur Dubai, U.A.E.

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition and Conference Centre (ADNEC) – Phases 1, 2, 2b, 4 and Capital Gate*Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

EPE North Sea Hotel and Conference Facility Refurbishment*Aberdeen, U.K.

Copthorne Hotel*Aberdeen, U.K.


Cleveland Clinic*Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

G-Doc’s Facilities at City Hospital*Aberdeen, U.K.

Community Healthcare City at City Hospital *Aberdeen, U.K.

The HUB at University of Aberdeen*Aberdeen, U.K.

Aberdeen Petroleum Club Sports Hall Extension*Aberdeen, U.K.

Queens Links Multi-Screen Cinema*Aberdeen, U.K.

Aberdeen University Student Union*Aberdeen, U.K.

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