GEORGE D. DIMITSAS
RIBA, AIA, B.Arch, M.Arch
A professional with extensive experience, George is an award-winning, multidisciplinary Architect Engineer with a focus on Architectural design, Concept, Schematic & Detailed design development, design team & project delivery management. He is a Greek national, based in Dubai, U.A.E, speaks 5 languages, he is a Chartered Architect of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) & an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
George has extensive years of experience spent in the delivery of high-end, fast track and complex projects across a number of sectors ranging from hospitality to mixed-use/residential in diverse countries that include the UAE, KSA, USA, Singapore, Italy, Cyprus & Greece.
Driven by the passion of innovating his own style and offering an exceptional vision of his interpretation of architecture, Dimitsas designs projects with the highest level of uniqueness and sophistication all around the world, always meeting and exceeding his clients’ expectations.
George's work has gained a lot of recognition among the design communities in the UAE, KSA, Greece & Italy. His multidisciplinary background influenced his approach to his work, which sought to promote the architectural concept design as the fundamental step underlying all of his architecture. In his recent research and work, he aims to promote a concept of green architecture development for the Middle East and Europe that produces sustainable Architectural knowledge.
George recently completed an executive education program for AIA Architects that focused on Architectural History and Criticism with an in-depth understanding of both the functional and aesthetic objectives of Architecture, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA.
His work is influenced by his knowledge of international design and demonstrates a commitment to re-examining Architecture from a more creative perspective. As part of his design approach, he especially looks at master planning projects from a conceptual standpoint, resulting in project development consisting of an intensive examination of design dynamics. Throughout his work, George explores the unique conditions of each project that can be enhanced, embodied, and extended through architecture towards more sustainable futures.
George considers architecture as the language that speaks of the place ... The design process is guided by the idea of employing a minimalist material palette inspired by the local context of each project, climate and natural surroundings determined by the pattern of the client's lifestyle & tastes.
This is the recipe with which he creates timeless architecture, with a strong identity and character of his own.
George's conceptual & creative design skill is his design strength utilizing hand sketches, visuals aids such as 3D Virtual reality, stills and videos, Photo-montages, High definition Renders, Video fly-through and fly-overs.
George designs simple yet modern-contemporary buildings in their essentiality, inspired by the natural environment of each territory, uses humble materials and enhances the surrounding forms of the building (if any) through the intelligent use of a modern aesthetic.
George's vision is to take client's initial ideas and give them shape and concreteness by creating progressive buildings and spaces that harmonize & enhances the quality of the individual lifestyle with the natural environment and favoring the well-being of those who use them.
"I have worked with George at BH-NS over the past two years and have found him to be a dedicated design architect, highly motivated and with highly developed design skillsets including Concept Design/ Conceptual 3D sketching both hand-drawn and computer-generated, has an intuitive understanding of the Client's needs and requirements, and always a 'Team Player', a pleasure to work with, knowing that he is reliable and consistent in delivering quality and well-considered design outcomes, presented in a sophisticated 3D visual way.
I would always recommend George for the position/ role of Design Team Leader in any architectural practice."
FRAIA ARBV RIBA - Project Director at Bruce Henderson (BHNS), Dubai, UAE
Former President/Chair of International Chapter of Australian Institute of Architects
"George is a real pleasure to work with and has great experience in Architecture Conceptual Design & Detailed Design, Interior Design, sketching both hand-drawn and computer-generated and has a natural understanding of the Client's needs and requirements.
He is well respected in our department and everyone enjoys working with him. He is dedicated, reliable, with highly developed skills and an Excellent Team player that makes him an asset to any Design Team.
I would recommend him for any Design Role and wish him all the best."
Senior Architect & Design Manager at Bruce Henderson (BHNS), Dubai, UAE
"Besides being a pleasure to work with, George is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate them to the design team in a leadership role.
During his time at AVRA group George worked remotely on many challenging Architectural projects with tight deadlines. I found him to be consistently professional and he tackled assignments with dedication.
As a Design Director he was able to form, train and successfully manage a Design team of 15 Architects with different personality types and backgrounds. He was able to find creative solutions for projects both from a design and a management point of view. He can be counted on to ensure deadlines were met.
George is definitely an asset and will always be welcome back. I wish him all the best with his future endeavors."
CEO of AVRA Group, Dubai, UAE
"I had the pleasure of working with George for two years at BH.NS, collaborating at several projects.
In the capacity of the Principal Design Architect, he always has demonstrated strong commitment to his assignments and undoubtedly exceeded the expectations with his attention to details and quality. His conceptual 3D sketching skills blended with his ability to communicate through sophisticated 3D presentation techniques were unmatched and have reflected his creativity and capacity. His works never fell short of dazzling the recipients. And, of course, his calmness and ability to work under pressure qualifies him to be a perfect team member.
It is rare that you come across standout talent like George. His talents qualifies George be a true asset for any position requiring Design Team Leader skills and comes with my heartfelt recommendation."
Director Of Development at Bruce Henderson (BHNS) & STree Development, Dubai, UAE
"I have worked with George at Architetti Italiani & Sabila S.R.L from 2009 until 2014 and have found him to be a dedicated, creative, professional & take charge Architect Engineer, highly motivated and with highly developed design & managerial skill sets including Projects management, Architectural Concept 3D sketching both hand-drawn and computer-generated and so many others.
Having George in our team was easy to understand his intuitive understanding of the Client's needs and requirements.
George is sincere & reliable and a pleasure to work with. He is a wonderful team player, consistent in delivering quality and well-considered design outcomes, presented in a sophisticated 3D visual way that so many times exceeded the client's expectations.
I would gladly continue working with him and will always recommend him for any Design Role since he is a valuable asset.
I would like to wish him all the best with his future endeavors."
CEO of SABILMEC SRL, Pescara, Italy
"I worked with George on several projects in the UAE and Italy over the past 5 years and I found him to be one of the most kind, calm yet inspiring Design team leader to have so far in our Architectural team.
George is a talented Design Architect with far excellent design knowledge & skills especially in Architectural Concept Design - sketching both hand-drawn and 3d sophisticated presentations-that most of the time exceed clients' expectations!
His ability to lead the Design team of 7 Architects and his strong commitment during our recent common project (renovation-Facade uplifting for Al Maqtaa village in Abu Dhabi, UAE) that I had the pleasure - for one more time - to work with him, helped us during the hard times of coronavirus to resolve all the design issues within a very tight timeframe.
I consider George as the ideal Design team leader that I have ever worked with in my Architectural career so far and it is always a pleasure to work with him.
I would gladly work with George again and wish him all the best moving forwards."
Principal - Founder of Fazal Wafa Design Studio, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
"George was working as a Senior Architect with us and he is a very creative and talented Architect. I was associated with George in many key projects; he is dedicated, sincere and always had a positive attitude to all the work assigned to him, always aiming for the best results. Its my pleasure to wish him all the best on all his future endeavors."
Vinu George PMP
Design Manager at Dubai Civil Engineering (DCE - Al Hamad Group), Dubai, UAE
"I worked with George on some project proposals during his time at Al Hamad Building Contracting Co. in the UAE. He immediately proved to possess a combination of traits that would make him a valuable member of any team. Driven, talented, creative, professional, positive, energetic, punctual, courteous and sincere - he was a pleasure to work with and clients always responded positively towards his work. I would gladly work with him again and wish him all the best moving forwards."
Civil Engineer at Dubai Civil Engineering (DCE - Al Hamad Group), Dubai, UAE
"George is a great professional to work with. Working together at BHNS while he was the Principal designer, he helped me a lot to get started and also to understand a lot of Architectural Concept design processes.
We’ve worked together on several projects and I understood that George is an Architect in the correct position of design team leader. I realized the extensive experience that he has in motivating and managing the staff by always guiding and encouraging me and the rest of the design team of the company. George has extensive Concept Design knowledge.
He is talented creative and, diligent! He is a wonderful team player and would be a great asset to any organization. I would gladly work with him again and wish him all the best moving forwards."
Hiba Mohammed (PMP)®
Senior project architect at AZIZI DEVELOPMENT, Dubai, UAE
"Mr. George was a colleague and Senior Architect of the Department of Architecture of Al-Hamad Contracting Company in the United Arab Emirates. I had the pleasure of working with Mr. George, I could say that he is a creative, Positive Thinker, good team leader, his ability to work under pressure and his special talent in Architectural design, concepts, 3D modeling & Landscape design as well.
Mr. George add his own touch on my experience in the field of Architecture, and this is what real architects do. George is a pleasant human being and I certainly miss working with him. I wish him all the best in his private and career’s life."
Freelance Architect - Landscape Architect, Dubai, UAE
"Mr George is a great passionate Architect. While he was working as a Senior Architect at Dubai Civil Engineering his supervision and directions inspired all the junior architects under him, he was supporting positive and most of this good teacher and listener for our ideas. His creativity is outstanding from design methodology, concepts to coordination and final submissions. I wish him all the best in his bright future."
Sr. Design Architect at Pirstun Mimarlık, Istanbul, TURKEY