Kourosh Salehi is a British architect, Urbanist and educator with over 30 years international experience in the UK, Asia and the Middle East. He has led the design process for a number of urban skylines in cities like London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Makkah and Doha: his last completed tower design being the “Habtoor City Towers” in Dubai. Context, community and human experience inform his approach as an urbanist, where he explores a range of design interventions, to expand knowledge, and confront the challenges of the contemporary built environment.
His philosophy of design excellence integrates the imaginative and skillful manipulation of form, as well as the ability to draw inspiration from a broad body of knowledge and experiences.
His latest bridge design (Hanging Garden Bridge) for the Dubai Creek, has received royal endorsement and been featured in a number of international design journals.
Kourosh’s outstanding Design experience and Passion has helped secure many significant and high-profile projects in the UAE, GCC Region and internationally against other globally recognised practices.
He is part of a design leadership Group evolving LWK + PARTNERS from a 35 years old Hong Kong rooted architectural practice into a global integrated design studio and has led our MENA’s Design Operations since its established in Dubai in 2018.
In an era of fast moving information platforms, new ways of representation and communication are needed. The field of architecture grows increasingly more complex and requires new techniques of inquiry and design: Kourosh has passionately invested in digital and immersive means of representation, in exploring the boundaries of expression and the way the narrative of design is communicated with the end-users.
At all Kourosh seeks to lead our Dubai Studio to conceive exceptional designs that respond to local culture, end-user and client needs, and is strong proponents of the Region, Arab culture and its translation into contextually relevant contemporary design.