Architecture and design practice, Aedas, has appointed Frank McGoldrick to lead its focus on “design hubs” in the Middle East.

McGoldrick, the practice’s global design principal, has been appointed to lead the company’s operations in Middle East and Europe with immediate effect.

In his almost-30 years of work experience, McGoldrick has played “a key leadership role in expanding and reinforcing Aedas’s strong presence in both established and emerging markets”, the company said.

Aedas’s Middle East portfolio includes Jeddah’s Abdul Latif Jameel's Corporate Headquarters in Saudi Arabia, in addition to Dubai Metro, Damac Heights, and Boulevard Plaza in the UAE.  

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At Aedas, McGoldrick has led major transport schemes such as the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, the Delhi Metro, and the Hong Kong International Airport.

His portfolio with Aedas also includes all of Las Vegas Sands’ Macao Integrated Resorts, which includes The Venetian Macao, The Four Seasons Resort, The Parisian Macao, and Sands Cotai Central. Additionally, he was also project director for the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

Commenting on his new role, McGoldrick said: “I’m very excited about the prospect of leading and working closely with our teams in the Middle East and Europe to further enhance Aedas’s standing as a leading global design architect.

“My new role […] strongly underlines Aedas’s commitment to [the Middle East and Europe] as major design hubs.”