Announced at the annual Middle East Architect Awards, Woods Bagot was presented with the 2011 Large Architecture Firm of the Year Award.
In a region that has experienced extreme fluctuations between high and low growth periods, Woods Bagot was recognised for their non-wavering, solid and clear vision for the region.
Accepting the award with his team, Design Director and Principal Alf Seeling of Woods Bagot said: "We are overawed. Woods Bagot has been in the region for 12 years now and it feels good to be acknowledged for our input into this region."
Woods Bagot's unique design approach of consistent clean-lined contemporary architecture, that inexplicitly defines what the global architecture firm stands for, was also hailed by the judging panel.
One judge commented: "This practice provides unique and clean-lined contemporary architecture. We should remember that simplicity in architecture is the ultimate sophistication."
Injecting design and industry intelligence back into the local region was also at the forefront of the Awards criteria, with Woods Bagot's Zero Emissions Design (ZERO-E) model a winning ingredient.
"Woods Bagot has partnered with engineering firm Buro Happold on an initiative called ZERO-E, a model for sustainable development that significantly advances the construction industry's contribution to realizing a zero carbon economy by 2050," added Alf Seeling.