PROFILE

NAGA ARCHITECTS

NAGA ARCHITECTS is a leading consultancy experienced in design practices. We are committed to our core values of excellence, integrity, innovation, creativity, enjoyment and diversity. We achieve our goals through our dedication of retaining and developing talented and creative staff, which is the cornerstone of our practice successes. At the core of NAGA is a global network of experts delivering the highest quality projects for our clients.

NAGA was founded in 2000 by Prof. Dr. Shams Naga and has experienced steady growth since then. With more than 8 offices worldwide in Abudhabi, Boston, Cairo, Dubai, Riyadh and Toronto, the practice brings together more than 20 years of architectural experience in a wide range of architectural projects. NAGA has worked effectively nationally and internationally across disciplines including architecture, master planning, planning, sustainable design, project management, health & safety & interior design.

"Our focus is based on client satisfaction together with, creating innovative and sustainable design solutions."

DR. SHAMS ELDIEN NAGA - PRINCIPAL

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THE PRESIDENT

NAGA ARCHITECTS is a multi-disciplinary planning and design firm that revolves around the urban environment. In NAGA ARCHITECTS, we persevere to provide highly distinct levels of service in the fields of urban master planning & design, architectural & interior design, landscape, urban market research & design programming, real estate investment advice, building engineering & value engineering consultancy, and construction management. With architectural design at its core, the firm has proven that good design requires a deep understanding of various interacting social, economic, physical, and environmental aspects.

Integrating this insight in NAGA ARCHITECTS has been among the most important ingredients for its phenomenal success.

This integrated design approach has been backed by a highly professional management team with a wide range of academic and practical experience in urban environment as well as geographical contexts, including many parts of the United States, Europe, Middle East, and North Africa. In NAGA ARCHITECTS, we believe and demonstrate that good architecture results from the equilibrium of form, function, and technology, along with the coherent integration of structure, materials, and construction.

For us, design is an opportunity to experiment with geometrical composition, and it is this approach which most distinguishes our work. The final result prides itself for its manipulation of design components; the interlocking geometrical form suggests a timeless design, while metaphorical objects draw a regionalist approach to design.

Mission

NAGA ARCHITECTS’ mission is to build aesthetic communities by fostering urban development projects. Through its competency in designing residential single family homes, multifamily condominium-style buildings, commercial, small footprint retail and cultural centers, it creates complete solutions for urban real estate initiatives NAGA ARCHITECTS’ work will always be a seed for dramatic changes; its projects alter surrounding urban characteristics and dramatically increase the attractiveness of the neighborhoods they are located in. Our purpose is to provide its clients with a professional real estate design and development service that is trustworthy, knowledgeable, creative, and market savvy.

Vision

NAGA ARCHITECTS has built up a prestigious and respected name and strives to become the first choice of property developers throughout the Middle East and eventually the world. NAGA ARCHITECTS delivers attractive designs to support a quality of home and community life unsurpassed in the region. Rather than placing money before people, NAGA ARCHITECTS does not compromise on servicing the needs, expectations and dreams of its clients.

It takes leadership to new levels by promoting professionalism, balanced design, technical competency, applied technology and quality in service.

We believe that a diverse world is a more interesting world.

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AWARDS

2021 | Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2021
Best Luxury Studio in Dubai

2021 | UAE Business Awards 2021
Best High-End Residential Architecture Practice

2018 | Gold Nugget Award
Best International on the Board Project

2016 | Hassan Fathi Award
Honorable Mention

2014 | African Property Awards Architecture
Best Architecture Single Residence Morocco

2013 | 4th Annual Arab Investment Summit
Best Urban Planners

2012 | Arab Investment Summit
Best Architects

2012 | Saudi Build Infra Awards
Best Architectural Project

2012 | International Interior Design Association
Best of Corporate Space

2012 | MEP Awards
Sustainable GCC Project of the Year

2012 | International Property Awards
Office Interior

2012 | International Property Awards Arabia
Best Architecture Multiple Residences

2012 | International Property Awards
Public Service Architecture

2012 | Cityscape Awards Real Estate MENA
Residential Project Award – Future

2012 | 3rd Annual Arab Investment Summit
Best Project in Architecture

2011 | 2nd Annual Arab Investment Summit
Leader in Construction

2011 | Middle East Architect Awards
Building Information Modeling (BIM)

OUR FEATURED CLIENTS

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

NAGA is committed to designing energy efficient and environmentally responsible developments.

The UN’s definition of sustainability, now adopted by LEED, is “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Architects make decisions on a daily basis, which impact the natural environment whether beneficially or adversely, and therefore they have a unique opportunity to both ensure human survival and steer society towards a sustainable future. To help guide decision-making in this challenge of sustainability, NAGA ARCHITECTS adopts LEED’s three key principles:

1. Social responsibility
2. Nature stewardship
3. Economic prosperity

SMEP

Hand in hand with design, the allied professions of structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (SMEP) design are integral to achieve a functional architectural product. With the inevitable trend for sustainable design to be a necessity towards the 21st century, the importance of a coordinated approach amongst the SMEP branches of design has become the norm of NAGA practice. Each discipline, a vital component towards sustainability, is involved as early as schematic design stage. A heightened awareness of their contribution to design development is vital in producing world class architecture.

NAGA operates within a BIM framework that incorporates the inputs of SMEP at the onset of schematic design and in some cases, even as early as conceptual phase with lead designers.

SERVICES

“Our team consists of experienced and dedicated Architects, Planners, Project Managers, Interior Designers, Graphic and Branding experts, all of whom have a proven track record in successfully delivering large scale projects on time and on budget.”

Master Planning & Urban Design

NAGA has a wide range of master planning experience embracing both public and private sector fields, with a successful track record. We strive to surpass our client’s expectations by providing innovative and practical design solutions to every project. Through close collaboration with our clients we focus on identifying their short, medium and long term goals for the project. The success of a master plan is in creating a balance between the visionary ideas and practical delivery.

Master planning is at the heart of the process rather than an event. Our team adopt an open and holistic approach that engages with all the key stakeholders at the right time and in the right way.

We have valuable experience in Planning Law, Site Appraisals, Zoning Submissions, Planning Applications & Environmental Impact Assessments. As a team we have built up strong relation- ships with Local Authorities & Government Bodies.

Project Management Consultancy (PMC)

NAGA planning team provides a high quality service, which draws on the expertise of our multidisciplinary team to offer planning advice to clients nationally and internationally.

NAGA is disciplined in planning, organizing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals for Clients. The objective is to deliver all projects to the highest standards on time and on budget.

Construction Management

NAGA offers professional Project Construction Management services that are tailored to the size and complexity of any given project.

The Project and Construction Managers coupled with stateof-the-art technology allows the firm to closely monitor progress and inform our clients of any deviations. We provide real solutions to keep projects on course, on-time, within budget and at high quality levels. We thoroughly investigate ways to complete tasks ahead of schedule, saving our clients money whenever possible.

We provides unlimited services throughout the construction process by a close monitoring, follow-up and feedback system. NAGA’s team is dedicated to an early prediction and problem-preventing approach, rather than a strictly problem-solving one.

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Public Realm & Landscape Design

Pivotal team of experienced architects, planners, engineers, urban and landscape designers have produced design guidelines and regulatory frameworks for various public and private clients.

NAGA is focused in making connections between people and places, movement and urban form, nature and the built fabric. Our team draws together the many strands of placemaking, environmental stewardship, social equity, and economic viability into the creation of places with distinct beauty and unique identity.

Architecture

NAGA provides a comprehensive Architectural service in a wide range of projects. Our architects have successfully completed projects across the globe and have become specialist experts in the following sectors: Master Planning, Healthcare, Education, Mixed use, High Rise, Retail & Showroom, Office, Conference & Exhibition Centre’s, Housing, Pharmaceutical / R&D, Bio Medical, Industrial, Leisure, Interior Design.

Interior Design

NAGA interior design team combine imaginative design ideas with practical uses of space. The close collaboration between the architectural and interior design teams ensures a cohesive unit, which creates distinctive well-designed spaces.

Building Information Modeling

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the core of NAGA’s design and engineering processes. BIM Processes empower NAGA to digitally generate and manage the physical and functional characteristics of form and space by creating data driven three-dimensional models. This process allows for efficient coordintation and a drastic reduction in design errors. Our design team virtually constructs coordinated BIM models for all disciplines and manages them within a well-established BIM framework that maintains accuracy, efficiency, and quality across all of our projects.

NAGA’s BIM Management team is consistently engaged in the research and development of best practices, office standards, and cutting edge technology to maintain the company’s commitment to delivering high quality, detailed, and environmentally friendly designs.

USE OF

BIM & DELTEK

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the core of NAGA’s design and engineering processes. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) defines BIM as “a model-based technology linked with a database of project information.”

Integrated BIM Solutions

BIM Processes empower NAGA to digitally generate and manage the physical and functional characteristics of form and space by creating data driven three-dimensional models. NAGA starts of a project and continues to evolve them through their design and construction life-cycles. This process allows for efficient coordination and a drastic reduction in design errors. Our design team virtually constructs coordinated BIM models for all disciplines and manages them within a well-established BIM framework that maintains accuracy, efficiency, and quality across all of our projects.

NAGA’s BIM Management team is consistently engaged in the research and development of best practices, office standards, and cutting edge technology to maintain the company’s commitment to delivering high quality, detailed, and environmentally friendly designs.

In NAGA ARCHITECTS, all the design disciplines leading to site super vision are well integrated in a BIM solution software that allows the team to reach a level and quality of detail that is truly shown in the end results of our buildings.

BIM Workflow

2007
NAGA had implemented the use of BIM tools.

2008
Awarded best BIM practice for MEP.

2014
The company wide BIM protocol was issued.
Using BIM 360 instead of Navisworks, involved in BETA testing for
the growth of BIM 360.

2015
The first company-specific manuals for using Revit.

2019
NAGA is using a full suite of Design programs, all interlinked to Revit.

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Deltek

Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and solutions for government contractors, professional services firms and other project-based businesses. For decades, we have delivered actionable insight that empowers our customers to unlock their business potential.

22,000 organizations and millions of users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek to research and identify opportunities, win new business, recruit and develop talent, optimize resources, streamline operations and deliver more profitable projects. NAGA ARCHITECTS have been utilizing the merits of Deltek for over 5 years.

LEED Accredited Staff

At NAGA, we have knowledgeable and creative sustainable designers in each and every discipline. As well as multiple LEED Accredited Professionals on staff. We can provide a full range of services for LEED projects and sustainable design solutions. However, even when not working on a LEED Building, we believe that green and sustainable practices should always be acknowledged and widely used when possible.