Atkins appoints Edward McIntosh as Regional Design Director for the Middle East

Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday 5 November 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Edward McIntosh as Regional Design Director for the Middle East. Based in the United Arab Emirates, he will focus on expanding Atkins’ design and architecture business presence and capitalizing on its regional growth potential.

“Over the past 50 years, Atkins has established a proven track record of designing some of the region’s most iconic projects ranging from full-scale communities to individual buildings that blend aesthetic and functional elements, while promoting human interaction and sustainable impact,” said Adrian Lindon, Managing Director, Design and Engineering, Atkins Middle East & Africa. “Bringing a wealth of experience in design and architecture, Edward will play a key role in supporting our business strategy focused on delivering high quality services to our clients across the region, as well as driving growth opportunities in key markets.”

Edward has 16 years of experience leading international architectural design teams and projects in sports, commercial, retail, residential, and hospitality markets in South America, UK, China and South East Asia. He started his career in Ecuador where he delivered several commercial and hospitality projects incorporating innovative low-carbon construction materials. Through this work, he received a Fulbright Scholarship to continue his studies at Columbia University in New York where he graduated with the highest design awards. He then worked for 6 years at Populous in London where he successfully led the design of more than two dozen arena, stadia and sports masterplan projects. He also led the Grimshaw’s South East Asia design team focusing on retail, hospitality, workplace, transit-oriented development and sports projects.

Edward holds a Master’s degree in Architecture, Planning and Preservation, from Colombia University Graduate School of Architecture, New York. As an industry expert, he has published articles and has given public presentations about architecture, sustainability and society at international design forums and academic organizations.

About Atkins

Atkins ( is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, employing over 18,300 people across the UK, North America, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Europe. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas. You can view Atkins’ recent projects here.

About SNC-Lavalin

Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees think beyond engineering. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction management, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients across the EDPM (engineering, design and project management), Infrastructure, Nuclear, and Resources businesses.


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Edward McIntosh, Regional Design Director - Middle East, Atkins (Photo: AETOSWire)

Edward McIntosh, Regional Design Director - Middle East, Atkins (Photo: AETOSWire)

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