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Spain and Kuwait-based practice AGi architects was founded in 2006 by the young architects educated at Harvard University, Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea and Nasser B. Abulhasan. Salvador Cejudo started to collaborate with AGi in 2007 and became a design partner in 2009.
With a noticeable international character and a multidisciplinary focus, AGi architects offer a professional service emphasizing in quality, creativity and exclusive design, with a vision to create environments contributing to a lasting value for clients through distinctive and imaginative solutions. At present, the studio has offices in Kuwait and Madrid, comprising of a team of 30 professionals.
The studio’s architecture is based on four founding pillars: innovation, an existential component, ecological and social vocation, and research. AGi architects provide comprehensive services in architecture, urban planning and design, interior design, research, consultancy and complementary services.
Among the latest acknowledgements for AGi architects are three Middle East Architect Awards 2012, two mentions at MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards 2012, two consecutive WAF prizes (2011 and 2010 editions) and various awards granted in the last editions of Cityscape Awards and International Property Awards, amongst other prizes.
Principal of AGi Architects; Master in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design (USA); Master in Urban Design and Architecture from the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (UPM-Spain).
Before founding his own studio, he was the Director of Cruz and Ortiz’s office in Amsterdam, where he worked on the expansion and renovation of the Rijksmuseum in the Dutch capital, between 2002 and 2005. It was also during this study where he began his career in 1998.
His international tour began in the summer of 2001, when he moved to London to join the team of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Inc., meanwhile continuing his career path alongside Hashim Sarkis at Harvard University.
His academic experience extends further with him as assitant professor at the University of Harvard, amongst which include Rafael Moneo, Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz. He was invited to collaborate with professors to teach both in Spain and the United States.
NASSER B. ABULHASAN
Principal of AGi architects; Doctor in Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design (USA); Master in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design (USA); Bachelor in Architecture and Urban Design from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (USA).
Specialized in sustainable development in arid climates, Nasser has extensive experience in the design and implementation of new communities, and has participated in numerous leading master planning projects in the Middle East.
In addition to organizing conferences and participating in several comprehensive studies, Nasser is the co-author of the chapter titled “Dubai: the city of many cities” in the book “The Arab City; Amman, Beirut and Dubai”, edited by George Arbid.
Design Partner of AGi architects; Master in Arts: Housing and Urbanism from the Architectural Association School of Architecture (UK); Bachelor of Science in Architecture (major in Building Science) from the University of Seville School of Architecture (Spain).
His combined proficiency in both design and execution allows for proper management skills of the construction industry to clearly communicate with contractors and organize workmanship in Spain.