Clair Dawson

B. Arch ISAA, NIA

CLAIR IS A REGISTERED ARCHITECT WITH A BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE DEGREE. SHE WAS EDUCATED IN SOUTH AFRICA AND HAS INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY HAVING WORKED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA, AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST. IN 2000 CLAIR JOINED GODWIN AUSTEN JOHNSON AS A SENIOR ARCHITECT. PROJECTS AT GAJ INCLUDED VARIOUS LEISURE, RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROJECTS. CLAIR WAS ONE OF THE LEAD ARCHITECTS ON THE MULTI-AWARD-WINNING PROJECT – BAB AL SHAMS DESERT RESORT & SPA. OTHER DUTIES WITHIN THE PRACTICE INCLUDED THE DEVELOPMENT OF STANDARD OFFICE DOCUMENTATION SYSTEMS. IN 2009 OPENED HER OWN PRACTICE WORKING ON BESPOKE RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROJECTS. CLAIR HAS EXCELLENT DESIGN, TECHNICAL & DETAIL DOCUMENTATIONS SKILLS, AND HAS A PARTICULAR INTEREST IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ELECTRONIC OFFICE AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS. IN 2014, CLAIR JOINED HER HUSBAND MICHAEL WHEN HE STARTED HIS OWN ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE IN DUBAI. EXPERIENCE 2014 TILL THE PRESENT: PARTNER, DAWSON ARCHITECTS, DUBAI, U.A.E. 2009 – 2014: CLAIR DAWSON ARCHITECT, DUBAI, U.A.E. 2000 – 2008: SENIOR ARCHITECT, GODWIN AUSTEN JOHNSON, DUBAI, U.A.E 1998 – 1999: LECTURER, RAFFLES DESIGN INSTITUTE, SINGAPORE 1997 – 1998; SENIOR ARCHITECT, HAN YIP & LEE, SINGAPORE 1996 – 1997: SENIOR ARCHITECT, D.P. ARCHITECTS, SINGAPORE 1995 – 1996: ARCHITECT, STAUCH & PARTNERS, NAMIBIA 1993 – 1994: ARCHITECT, PAUL BERENDS & ASSOC., NAMIBIA