Mark O’Neill to be based at the Dubai Design District office for MENA & India clients

Dubai, UAE – As part of their ongoing commitment to business operations in the Middle East, Africa and India, the Partners at Design International are pleased to confirm the appointment of Mark O’Neill RIBA to the position of Office Director to provide further support to regional clients.

Led by energetic and creative partners Paul Molle, Davide Padoa and Lucio Guerra, Design International are investing in the future growth of the business from their London based Headquarters at Tower Bridge Road. Following relocation and opening of their new Milan Office, which hosts its very own innovation hub called “DI Campus” open to eight international architectural and real estate universities, DI has shown the industry once more that it is as much about encouraging and developing creative talents as it is about pushing the boundaries of design to meet new standards and expectations.

This ethos is reflected in the International diversity of their staff. A truly multi-disciplinary design studio, Design International employs Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, Lighting engineers as well as Graphic and Branding specialists to ensure that a truly inclusive design approach can be delivered across all aspects of a particular building or development.

According to the Design International management team, Mark’s appointment will further grow and strengthen their position worldwide. Mark is from within the senior management team with over 30 years industry experience and has worked with Top Tier contractors, developers and AJ100 practices to develop client and project directorship across several developments in the residential, hospitality, transportation, commercial and public sectors.

“I am delighted to accept the exciting challenge of Directing and expanding our operations within the Dubai Office. This position will bring with it a significant and important opportunity to work with our clients in the Middle East and Africa and I Iook forward to working with DI’s Dubai office team to expand the influence and capability of the company across the Middle East, Africa and India regions,” said Mark.

Established in Toronto in 1965, Design International (DI) have a significant presence Internationally in the Architectural Sector. Known for their flamboyant and innovative design solutions in the world of Hospitality, Retail and Mixed-use Developments, Design International have won numerous International Design Awards for their projects in Europe as well as the Middle and Far East.


Issued on behalf of Design International. For more information please contact Shereen Dury on or 0507690087. Website is

About Design International
Design International is an innovative architectural practice with vast experience on a global scale. Regarded as one of the industry’s leaders in retail architecture, the firm’s unique and diverse designs have seen the practice win many awards, as well as having a strong presence worldwide.
Originally founded in Toronto, Canada, in 1965, Design International is now headquartered in London, with offices in Milan, Shanghai and Dubai. It works across six integrated divisions: Architecture, Master planning, Interior Design, Lighting Design, Landscape Design, and Graphic Design.
Design International’s philosophy is deep rooted in the belief that every design has its own individual story; these bespoke spaces are created with the aim to trigger a unique experience for guests. The success lies in its ability to shape stories to transform experiences.

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