Danish-born Pia Sen, 58, first moved to Dubai in 1987 to start her career in the region at LW Design studio's earliest incarnation called Design Division, founded by Lars Waldenstrom. She stayed with the firm until 1999, after which she moved to London for a two-year stint with GA International. Sen once again moved to Dubai in 2001 to join LW Design and has been with the firm since. During this time, she has completed many hospitality projects such as The Raffles Hotel, Dubai; Montgomerie Golf Club, Dubai; Monte Carlo Beach Club in Abu Dhabi; Buddha Bar in Grosvenor House, Dubai; Okku, Dubai; Zengo Dubai; Rhodes W1 Dubai; Toro Toro in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Washington, USA; Brasserie du Parc, Miyako and many more restaurants in the Middle East, China and Vietnam.
Currently, she is working on The Raffles Hotel in One Shenzhen Bay, China, which is due to open in 2019. Among her other projects, Sen is working on a prestigious residential tower in Dubai, which has to be LEED compliant. When completed in 2021, this will be one of the tallest towers in the world. Other projects include a high profile private residential project, a boutique hotel, and other food and beverage projects in the UAE as well as overseas.