Design Worldwide Partnership (dwp) recently announced the appointment of Elizabeth Valkovics, who joins its Dubai studio as design director. She is one of a slew of well-known hirings for the region's leading design firm. Valkovics has global experience in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Her extensive and varied portfolio of built work includes numerous hospitality, residential, civic, retail and commercial projects. She was senior project manager for design of the Baku 2015 European Games facilities, under the European Olympic Committees, including design and construction of the media centre and media village.
Valkovics, who was previously the head of interior design at Edge, has recently led the brand creation and development of five high profile hospitality brands in Dubai. In her new role, she will lead the design studio direction to develop high quality and creative design solutions, mentoring project leaders, leading project resourcing and designing package development and delivery for dwp's hospitality and workplace design sectors. Some of the key projects which Valkovics will oversee at dwp include W Hotel, Abu Dhabi; Gran Melia, Jeddah; and Crown Plaza.
Justin Wells, director at dwp, comments on the new appointment: "We are delighted to welcome Elizabeth to a role that is considered important for dwp's continued success in design and delivery in the region. Elizabeth is the consummate design professional with vast experience in completed projects and remains a designer to watch in the GCC."