Martin Dufresne

U+A, Design Principal | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Martin graduated from the acclaimed Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism in Canada in the mid 90s before relocating to South East Asia where he attained his design knowledge on large-scale projects with HOK Asia Pacific in Hong Kong. Martin also worked in Singapore as Senior Design Architect with award winning Kerry Hill Architects. After moving to Dubai in 2005 his work has since matured on multi-disciplined design on a variety of buildings types.

Once joining U+A in 2007, Martin has been the driving force behind the company’s signature designs from small to large scale projects in the Middle-East. Recognized as top 10 most influential Architect in the Middle-East, Martin continues to perfect his craft by embracing new technologies and design tools. Understanding the fast pace of design, he is constantly championing the relevance of design in the new challenges stemming from the high…

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