Shaun Killa

Killa Design, Design Partner | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Driven by design excellence, Shaun Killa is an award-winning architect with international experience spanning over 26 years. Throughout his career, Shaun has focused his design philosophy on buildings and masterplans that are sustainable, innovative, contextually inspired and have a holistic approach to the natural and economic environment which has led to numerous highly recognizable iconic projects.

Shaun spent 16 years as Director of Architecture at Atkins before co-founding the Killa Design studio in 2015. He has worked on signature projects, including the award-winning designs for the Museum of the future, the newly opened The Address Beach Resort, a W Hotel in Mumbai, Vida Hotel in the Dubai Marina, Aykon Twin Towers in Dubai, and the Office of the Future, the first occupied printed building in the world. Recently the firm won a zero energy ultraluxury resort in the Red Sea.

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Awards Urban Habitat Jury (2018)

Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker (Middle East 2018)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Middle East 2018)

Annual Conference, Steering Committee (Middle East 2018)

CTBUH Initiatives


21 October 2018

Sixty-eight percent of the world population is projected to live in urban areas by 2050. As a result of this, growing populations and the increasing...


20 October 2018

CTBUH 2018 Conference Speakers

As we approach the new normality of cities housing 10 million or more inhabitants, those best positioned for the future are evolving along polycentric, multi-nodal...


05 March 2008

Shaun Killa & Richard F. Smith, W S Atkins & Partners Overseas

This paper describes the design evolution of the large scale wind turbines proposed for the Bahrain Trade Center. It describes the details of the wind...