Dubai, United Arab Emirates: U+A is an innovative, multidisciplinary design practice that brings expertise in various disciplines, from architecture and interior design to master planning, landscape design, and construction supervision. U+A has offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Riyadh, London and Montreal and has projects all across the Middle East.
The agreement between Egis and U+A is to acquire U+A’s business in the Middle East which, in turn, will accelerate Egis’ strategic ambition of delivering end-to-end, integrated solutions to design, build, operate and maintain assets for their clients, providing an all-encompassing, integrated solutions. U+A is added to Egis’ vast portfolio of design and architecture firms across the world and will strengthen their position as a leader in architectural design.
U+A was founded in 2006 by Pedram Rad and Martin Dufresne as founding partners and has worked on notable projects as lead consultant in multiple sectors including hospitality, education, entertainment, mixed-use, commercial and residential developments, to name a few.
U+A Management and the founding partners, will remain in the business to help drive future growth.
With a robust backlog of organic growth, Egis was recognized by Engineering News Record (ENR) in 2022 as one of the top 10 International Design Firms in the Middle East region. The agreement with U+A is a step further as the third acquisition announced by Egis in the Middle East region this year following the completed transactions to acquire Waagner Biro Bridge Services and WME Consultants, demonstrating a growing commitment and growth momentum in the region. With this acquisition, the Egis Middle East team is expected to grow to more than 2,500 employees.
The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close towards early 2023.