RMJM Middle East appoints Ali Uzun to lead Global Health and Science Studio
Ali Uzun comes to RMJM with over 16 years of international and regional, architectural experience in the healthcare, science and higher education sectors. Aliâ€™s past experience includes notable projects such as; â€˜Biologikumâ€™ Microbiology & Genetic Research Centre, Germany; Manchester Joint Hospitals, UK; Al Saleh Medical City, Yemen; Etlik & Bilkent Health Cities, Turkey; Dubai Mall Medical Centre and Harvard Medical School, UAE.
As head of the Middle Eastâ€™s Health and Science studio Ali will be responsible for the ongoing development of RMJMâ€™s health and science division in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. In this role Ali will be committed to ensuring that the latest technologies in environmental and sustainable design resonate through all RMJMâ€™s healthcare and science projects and reflect the advanced and pioneering work that goes on inside.
Ali Uzun commented: â€œThe prospect of working with RMJM, one of the most successful and creative architectural firms in the world, who also have such a strong presence in the Middle East, is both exciting and inspiring. With RMJM comes the opportunity of working on and facilitating, some of the most exciting Health Care projects that will be designed and built globally. In addition, contributing to the improvement of the healthcare system in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey is something I hold very close to me, both personally and professionally.â€
At this yearâ€™s Leaders in Healthcare â€“ the flagship event of the 2010 Arab Health Exhibition and Congress. Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, brought up the importance of healthcare infrastructure comprising of environmental soundness, cost-efficiency, as well as contributing to the overall quality of patient care and a higher quality of life for all people.
â€œRMJM has over 30 years of experience in designing and delivering projects that are widely recognized as ground breaking in terms of sustainability and energy efficiency. Combined with the firmâ€™s 40 years of research into evidence-based design; and the experience gained in the delivery of significant healthcare and science facilities across the globe; RMJM is well positioned to provide solutions to the problems Princess Haya addressed at Arab Health 2010. RMJM is committed to deliver state-of-the art environmentally friendly Healthcare facilities in the UAE which will meet Princess Hayaâ€™s vision, creating an innovative Healthcare environment that will provide patient-centered care,Â improving quality of life and care for members of our communityâ€ Ali Uzun added.
RMJMâ€™s Global Health and Science Studio will also soon be promoting the findings of their extensive research into how innovative design methods, can be applied to better prevent the spread of dangerous infections in the GCC hospitals. The research will include new design models for isolation zones and directing airflow to keep staff and patients safe from threatening gasses or infections.
From interior design to landscape design, architecture and engineering, whether through their specialist divisions in Health and Science, Transportation, Sport, or Education, RMJM provides a seamlessly integrated approach between all aspects of design and construction management. Their focus on international expertise and in depth knowledge of local markets allows RMJM to operate in an innovative framework that values collaboration of knowledge to inform and inspire their teams and clients to create designs of intelligence, beauty and clarity, ensuring the highest standards across for their clients.