Meet the team

Russell

has always been inspired by the combination of the tangible and the intangible, a fascination that continues to this day. It was therefore almost inevitable that his chosen career would be Architecture. As through design, it unites the physical qualities of built form, material application, response to the environment and applicable technology with the creative arts, mathematical theories of form and proportion, human emotional response and history. This dichotomy pervades everything he does whether it is work related or social.

With his 25 years’ experience he has delivered a wide range of landmark and award winning projects ranging from industrial, residential, retail, commercial and high end hospitality for clients from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Clients include the V&A Waterfront, Old Mutual, Sew Eurodrive, Robertson and Cain, Jumeirah Group, One & Only Resorts, Southern Sun, Fairmont, Hilton, Emaar, Mediclinic, City Hospital and Diyar.

Russell’s passion is sailing and he has taken part in many world class races including ‘Fastnet’, ‘Cowes Regatta’, Cape Town to Rio and Cape Town to St. Helena to name but a few. 

He continues sailing here at Dubai Offshore Sailing Club in his spare time on his yacht Sovereign.

Helen

has always had a passion for design. With a Scottish RAF pilot Father and Swedish Mother, she grew up moving around the world, living in the UK, America & The Sultanate of Oman, finally settling in Dubai in 1998. She attained an Interior Design degree from Napier University in Edinburgh and has accumulated over 25 years’ experience in the Hospitality Design industry. During this time, she has earned a reputation as a dynamic, multi-disciplined award-winning designer. Her vast knowledge and experience of hotel design comes from years of working closely with many of the worlds’ leading hotel operators in conjunction with many prestigious clients and project teams. Whether it be master planning, concept design, detailed coordination with other consultants or site work, Helen achieves excellence by immersing herself in all facets of the design. Her career has seen her work on a multitude of internationally recognised projects spanning Europe, South America, Africa, and the Middle East. These range from luxury hotels, bars, fine dining restaurants and private villas. Her work and interaction with people from these varied regions have given her an insight into the diverse cultures of the world and a love of travel that inspires her creativity. Helen believes that being sensitive to the Client’s needs, matched with an impeccable eye for detail wins every time.

Joshua

inspired by the spectacular built landscape while travelling, Joshua pursued a career in architecture and became a licensed architect and a BIM practitioner. He is an alumnus of the University of San Agustin (USA) and graduated as an Academic Distinction awardee. His BIM career began in the Philippines with a Dubai-based facade company and was tasked with 3D modelling, documentation, clash management, and coordination meetings. He was one of the pioneer modellers who digitally constructed Bahrain International Airport (LOD 500) and Dubai’s Marsa Al Arab 1 & 2 (on the same site as the iconic Burj Al Arab), Al Sheraa Building (DEWA Headquarters), The Address Harbour Point Podium, and Downtown Views II (LOD 300-400) through Revit Architecture. Aside from Revit, he also has a working background using AutoCAD, SketchUp, Navisworks, Rhino, and Lumion. Outside the workplace, you can find him in the parks, jogging or in city streets, admiring facades and trying photography. He loves watching mystery/thriller films and shows like Dark, Stranger Things, and Escape Room.

Anoop

originally from India Anoop lived and worked in Paris, Thailand and Dubai, immersing himself in each of the countries diverse cultures, he has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality design industry where he has worked as a CAD/BIM Team Leader on a multiple array of award winning hospitality projects which include The Address Down Town, Dubai, One & Only, The Palm Jumeirah, the Jetty Lounge & Dubai Opera House to name but a few. His vast knowledge of hotel design comes from years of working with experienced projects teams. His attention to detail ensures that the coordination of each detailed drawing packages is well thought through and his involvement at every level, from dealing with the Architect, Interior Designer, MEP engineers ensures that the drawing packages are immaculate in implementation and unique to each project. His career which has seen him work on a wide variety of international projects across Europe, India, the Middle East & Africa.

Farha

a confident, competent, and imaginative interior designer with 12 years of extensive experience working on high end hospitality and luxury residential projects.
Her career has seen her work on many award-winning interior projects around the world, she is an ambitious and dedicated design professional that can transform client ideas into beautiful functional design solutions. Skilled in color combination, and a vast knowledge of interior materials and detailing, has proven her ability to generate excellent design solutions for internal spaces, whether it be a high-end villas or luxury hotel projects.
A certified professional in AutoCAD, 3DS Max, Photoshop, Revit & Sketch Up Farha is multifaceted designer, working with diligent attention to detail, quality and compliance standards, producing drawings from Concept through to IFC Stage.
Farha’s inspiration comes from travel, she loves to explore new cities, experiencing the different cultures and architectural styles in each new city she visits.

John

originally from the Philippines John has over 12 years of experience in commercial & hospitality architecture and interior design, from concept through to project completion.
As a CAD & BIM Technician he has worked with world renowned architectural, interior & fit out companies, preparing immaculate detailed construction drawings.
His vast knowledge of architectural and interior detailing has seen him work on large commercial & hospitality projects – the award winning The Flame Baku, Azerbaijan, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, The Rove Hotel at Dubai Expo, a Hindu Temple and a number of large shopping malls.
He is a certified Autodesk professional and advanced integrated BIM application specialist. Well versed in delivering design documentation and service clash identification and resolution of clashes with other services in BIM.
He is responsible for digital processes associated with the design and construction stages of a project, providing quality 3D models, drawings, which are fully coordinated with the structural and MEP design.
His passion for BIM comes from the well-rounded process and identifying roles and responsibilities that can impact the success of a project.
A team player in the office he also loves playing basketball in his spare time.

Ravi

has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality design industry where he has worked as a CAD Designer on many prestigious luxury hotel projects.
His vast knowledge of Hotel Design comes from years of working within experienced project teams. His attention to detail ensures that the coordination of Detailed Drawing Packages are well thought through and his involvement on every level, from dealing with the architect, interior designer and engineers ensures the drawing packages are immaculate in implementation.
A career which has seen him work on a wide variety of international projects across Europe, India, the Middle East & Africa.

Rhallie

graduated from the Polytechnic University of Philippines with a degree in Master of Science in Construction Management with a dissertation – ‘BIM implementation in the construction industry’ and a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Adamson University. He is a certified Autodesk professional and advance integrated BIM application, Certified Professional Engineering Manager and LEED Green Associate.
Rhallie Calalang has over 25 years of experience in architectural and interior design, production, design coordination BIM implementation. He is well versed in BIM 360 Documentation, Clash Detective Management and Point Cloud System. currently he is handling all BIM requirements and delivery at infinite architects interior designers.
In his spare time Rhallie likes to travel, experiencing different cultures and exploring exhibitions, museums and parks with his young family in tow.

Srinivas

hailing from the Southern Indian state of Kerela, Srini has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality & high-end residential design sector.
An architect by qualification, he has worked as an interior detailed design coordinator, interior architect and project site manager for renowned award-winning international design companies.
His immaculate skill and knowledge in design, detailing and execution has been accrued from working on several prestigious, award-winning hotel projects around the world; One & Only The Palm Dubai, One & Only Bahrain, JW Marriott Absheron, Baku, Park Chalet, PIK Palace Ski Resort Shahdag Mountains, Azerbaijan, the original Address Down Town Dubai, Jewel of the Creek, Dubai, Address Jumeriah Gate, Park Hyatt, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Four Seasons, Buenos Aires.
Having liaised with experienced personnel from several leading hotel chains, Srini has a thorough knowledge of operational requirements.
Srini’s hobbies include urban sketching, travelling, heritage tourism, swimming, along with a keen interest in astronomy and spiritual philosophy.