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About Drew Gilbert : Drew Gilbert is an award-winning international Architect, Artist and Inventor. After graduating from the University of Idaho, USA, with his master’s degree and being awarded the ICMA 2016 and the AIA Henry Adams 2017 Awards, he had worked with CTA Architects & Engineers in USA, then, he relocated to Dubai where he worked with Perkins + Will. Focusing on employing futuristic and sustainable resources throughout his projects traversing across residential, hospitality, cultural, masterplanning, retail, public spaces and mixed-use projects across USA, Europe, South Korea, North Africa, and the Middle East. He was awarded the 2019 Middle East Consultant Rising Star, and has won the 2019 Design Middle East Young Designer runner up. Gilbert has been shortlisted for World Architecture Festival 2019 in the masterplan category, and won in the concept category. Infusing critical thinking in implementing architectural technologies in his design solutions, Gilbert has founded VTD WHIZZ; a VR/AR/MR technology and 3D printing hub magazine to connect minds with the future of architecture and further research the use of Artificial Intelligence in design. He continues his passion in embracing biophilic design across all stages of designs for a Carbon-Negative buildings, and developing a new modular building construction system for residential architecture that enhances flexibility and sustainability as part of his patents.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Art is in Design, Design is in Art.

ORGANIZATION:
OBMI

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Artist, painter Media, graphic, printing, culture, design

EDUCATION:
2015, Architecture, BS, University of Idaho, Moscow/USA
2017, Architecture, MS, University of Idaho, Moscow/USA

EXPERIENCE:
2021- Present, Design Manager, OBMI, Dubai/UAE
2019 - 2021, Senior Architect, Croquis, Dubai/UAE
2018 - 2019, Design Architect, Killa Design, Dubai/UAE
2017 - 2019, Architect, Perkins + Will, Dubai/UAE
2015 - 2017, AIT, CTA Architects, Boise/USA
2014 - 2017, Teacher Assistant and Certified Academic Assistant, Idaho/USA

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2015, "Permanent Art Installation", University of Idaho, Idaho/USA

AWARDS:
2022, Top 30 Most Influential Architects in the MENA by Arch2O
2021, CREATIVE Top 30 Powerlist in the MENA Region | Design Middle East
2021, ‘Sustainability Champion of the Year ‘by The Big 5 Impact | 1st Place Winner
2021, ‘Rising Star of the Year’ by INDEX Awards | 1st Place Winner
2021, Construction Week Rising Star of the Year | Finalist
2021, CW Oman Rising Star | Highly Commended Winner
2021, POWERLIST Top 30 | Design Middle East Most Influential Architects MENA
2021, 4th Intl. Awards for Architecture | Best Project for Public Building Finalist
2021, 4th Intl. Awards for Architecture | Best Project for Private Residence Finalist
2021, World Architecture Festival |Commercial Mixed-Use Project Finalist
2020, UNESCO, 'Samarra Gardens' selected Landmark to be included in future plans, Samarra./Iraq
2019, 1st Place Winner, Middle East Architect Rising Star, UAE
2019, Runner Up, Design Middle East Architect Young Designer, UAE
2019, Finalist, Middle East Young Architect, UAE
2019, Finalist, World Architecture Festival, LifeLines
Masterplan, Amsterdam/Netherlands
2019, Winner, World Architecture Festival, Design Baghdad Center, Amsterdam/Netherlands
2019, 2nd Place, UIA Best Concept Historical Preservation Project, Azerbaijan
2019, Finalist, Tamayouz Excellence Award, Jordan
2017, Henry Adams Award, AIA, Idaho/USA
2017,1st Place Unanimous Winner, USITH Tiny House Community, Idaho/USA
2016, Winner, University of Idaho Master's Merit scholarship, Idaho/USA
2015, 1st Place, The Idaho Concrete Masonry Association, Idaho/USA
2015, Finalist, 3D Printed Mars Habitat, NASA, California/USA
2011-2017, Tau Beta Phi Honor fellow, University of Idaho Chapter, Idaho/USA

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2021, 'Drew Gilbert Creative 30', https://design-middleeast.com/powerlist-30-drew-gi
lbert-design-manager-obm-internationa/
2021, 'Drew Gilbert the 30 Powerlist', https://www.arch2o.com/the-powerlist/

2021, 'Drew Gilbert Powerlist', https://design-middleeast.com/powerlist-creative-3
0-drew-gilbert-design-manager-obm-international/

2021, 'Meet The Design Manager Drew Gilbert', https://www.indexexhibition.com/news/meet-the-desi
gner-award-winning-design-manager-drew-gilbert/#:~
:text=Star%20winner...-,ABOUT%20DREW%20GILBERT,30%
20Architects%20Powerlist%20in%20MENA.

2020, " Dubai architects design monumental library for South Korea", Architectural Digest Middle East, https://www.admiddleeast.com/dubai-architects-desi
gn-monumental-library-for-south-korea, February, Dubai/UAE
2020, "The Best & The Brightest", Middle East Consultant Magazine, page 24, January, Dubai/UAE
2020, "The 2019 Winners", Middle East Consultant Magazine/ ME Construction News, https://meconsultantawards.com/winners-2019/#, January, Dubai/UAE
2020, "Looking Ahead at 2020", Design Middle East Magazine, Pages 36-37, January, Dubai/UAE
2020, "Creating an Effective Retail Space", Design Middle East, https://design-middleeast.com/creating-an-effectiv
e-retail-space/, January, Dubai/UAE
2019, "Revealed: Middle East Consultant 2019 award winners", Middle East Construction News, https://meconstructionnews.com/38312/best-ever-nom
inees-celebrated-at-middle-east-consultant-awards-
2019, December, Dubai/UAE
2019," Tamayouz Excellence award announces the shortlist for the rifat chadirji prize 2019", Tamayouz Excellence Award, https://www.tamayouz-award.com/news/tamayouz-excel
lence-award-announces-the-shortlist-for-the-rifat-
chadirji-prize-2019, September, Jordan
2019, "New marketplace hopes to revive once vibrant Iraqi city of Samarra" , Architecture Digest Middle East Magazine, https://www.admiddleeast.com/new-marketplace-hopes
-to-revive-once-vibrant-iraqi-city-of-samarra, August, Dubai/UAE
2019, "Using Aqueducts as Lifelines for the Future of Cairo", Arch daily, https://www.archdaily.com/918522/using-aqueducts-a
s-lifelines-for-the-future-of-cairo, June, Dubai/UAE
2019, "Using Aqueducts as Lifelines for the Future of Cairo", Your MiddleEast,https://yourmiddleeast.com/2019/06/05/u
sing aqueducts-as-lifelines-for-the-future-of-cairo/, August, Dubai/UAE
2019, " Cairo urban regeneration concept proposed by Dubai-based architects", Middle East Architect, https://www.middleeastarchitect.com/43372-cairo-ur
ban-regeneration-concept-proposed-by-dubai-based-a
rchitects, June, Dubai/UAE

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:
2016, "A Passive-First Artificial Sky: An Educational Tool", University of Idaho, SemanticScholar, Moscow/ Idaho, ISBN 10.1201/9781315226255-146

ACCOLADES:
2017, "Henry Adams Award AIA", University of Idaho, Idaho/USA
2017, "On Dean's List", University of Idaho, Idaho/USA
2016, "On Dean's List", University of Idaho, Idaho/USA
2015, "Dean's List", University of Idaho, Idaho/USA
2014, "On Dean's List", University of Idaho, Idaho/USA
2013, "On Dean's List", University of Idaho, Idaho/USA
2012, "On Dean's List", University of Idaho, Idaho/USA
2011, "On Dean's List", University of Idaho, Idaho/USA

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English (Native)
Spanish (Intermediate)
Arabic (Beginner)

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Sketchup, Expert
Twinmotion, Expert
Revit, Expert
Rhino, Advanced
3ds Max, Advanced
AutoCAD, Expert
Lumion, Expert
V-ray, Expert
enscape, Expert
UnReal Engine, Advanced
Keyshot, Expert
Corona, Advanced
Adobe Suite, Expert
Sefaria, Expert
Autodesk Flow Design, Advanced

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
2019, AIA, Idaho/USA
2019, SOE, Dubai/UAE
2017, USGBC, Dubai/UAE

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
2015, NASA FIRST Robotics Competition, Idaho/USA

HOBBIES:
Graphite Drawings, Reading, VR/AR/XR, Hiking.

WEB SITE:
https://www.instagram.com/drewgilbert/

PORTFOLIO URL:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewmgilbert/

REGISTRATION DATE:
2020-02-25 13:52:22

COUNTRY:
United Arab Emirates

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

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