Goettsch Partners (GP) has opened their third global office, in Abu Dhabi. The opening of the Abu Dhabi office coincides with a new brand identity, which recognizes the firm’s strategic expansion from a practice working primarily in and around Chicago to one that designs globally, with projects spanning four continents and more than 40 cities.
The new Abu Dhabi office is located in Al SilaTower, also known as Tower 1, at Sowwah Square, a large-scale mixed-use complex that was designed by GP for Mubadala Development Company. Sowwah Square is the commercial core of Al MaryahIsland, formerly known as Sowwah Island, and will showcase the new headquarters building of the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, along with four office towers, two hotels and interconnected retail and parking facilities.
The GP Abu Dhabi office is managed by Steven M. Nilles, FAIA, LEED AP, a partner in the firm and resident of Abu Dhabi. His team includes architects who have spent the last several years living and working in the area, along with other professionals trained at the firm’s main office in Chicago and relocating to Abu Dhabi. +