RNL, an international architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm, is please to announce the addition of Ala Hason as MENA (Middle East North Africa) regional director.
"Ala's experience, spanning the Middle East and Northern Africa to China and the four corners of the United States, is an enormous asset to the firm and to the firm's clients," Joshua Gould, AIA, chairman and CEO of RNL, said. "His familiarity with the region, including seven years in Kuwait, coupled with an extensive knowledge of the IBC (International Business Code), will further our goals of delivering world class-design to clients throughout the MENA region."
Hason joined RNL from the Denver office of Fentress Architects where he served as director of International Development since 2009. Before that, Hason was the managing director and principal of Gensler's operations for Denver. Hason specializes in planning and urban design, hospitality, office, corporate headquarters and transportation structures, as well as, higher education and museum facilities. His influence can be seen around the globe through projects in Kuwait, Syria, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, Lebanon and China, as well as several large scale projects in the United States. Hason earned his Master of Architecture with a minor in Landscape Architecture from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. He is fluent in both English and Arabic.
Hason added, "I am looking forward to using the knowledge and expertise at RNL to be part of the exciting growth and development in the MENA Region: true sustainable development, which respects the heritage and the cultural values of the area and implements lasting social, economic and physical growth and prosperity for generations to come."