4 Pallavi Dean

Commercial Interior Design - - Power List -

Pallavi Dean is the founder and cre­ative force be­hind Roar, formerly Pallavi Dean In­te­ri­ors. Re­cently re­branded, the bou­tique firm is rapidly ex­pand­ing into new sec­tors and ter­ri­to­ries. The firm has an in­ter­na­tional port­fo­lio span­ning three con­ti­nents. Its flag­ship projects in­clude the De­lano Dubai, Para­mount Res­i­dences, Edel­man HQ and Sheraa En­trepreneur­ship Cen­tre.

As a trained ar­chi­tect and sus­tain­abil­ity spe­cial­ist, Dean has won mul­ti­ple awards dur­ing the course of her 15-year-long ca­reer, with 117 projects across a range of sec­tors, in­clud­ing com­mer­cial, hospi­tal­ity and res­i­den­tial.

She was born in In­dia, raised in Dubai and spent years work­ing in Lon­don; her de­signs re­flect these eclec­tic in­flu­ences. Dean’s firm is work­ing on the Nurs­ery of the Fu­ture for the Dubai govern­ment — this project em­ploys the lat­est tech­nol­ogy in re­la­tion to com­pu­ta­tional de­sign and will set a bench­mark for early ed­u­ca­tion de­sign.

Dean has im­ple­mented flex­i­ble work­ing hours and a re­sults-ori­ented work en­vi­ron­ment in her stu­dio. She has also em­braced so­cial me­dia channels, with 14,000 fol­low­ers on In­sta­gram, which gen­er­ates real rev­enue for the prac­tice in terms of prospec­tive clients and brand en­dorse­ments.

Dean is also an ad­junct fac­ulty mem­ber at Amer­i­can Univer­sity of Shar­jah (AUS) and He­ri­otWatt Univer­sity, in ad­di­tion to be­ing a board mem­ber at APID for the cur­rent year.

A con­sis­tent win­ner at the Com­mer­cial In­te­rior De­sign Awards, in 2018, Roar won top honours in the Con­cept of the Year and F&B cat­e­gories, was Highly Com­mended as the Bou­tique De­sign Firm of the Year and In­te­rior De­signer of the Year, and was short­listed in the Re­tail and Young In­te­rior De­signer cat­e­gories.

Re­cently com­pleted projects in­clude Shar­jah’s Al­rawi cafe, which re­de­fines re­tail con­cept within a restau­rant space and the much ac­claimed Edel­man Of­fices. In the works is the Amer­i­can Univer­sity of Shar­jah En­ter­prises Head­quar­ters, be­ing de­signed us­ing com­pu­ta­tional tech­nol­ogy, and a bou­tique re­tail of­fer­ing in Abu Dhabi, among oth­ers. FOUNDER AND CRE­ATIVE



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