Rounding out his 29th year with the awardwinning, Dubai-based architecture and design firm Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ), Brian Johnson has maintained an almost constant presence in the GCC since 1975. Opening the GAJ headquarters in Dubai in 1991, Johnson played a large role in modernising traditional architecture across the UAE, with his work comprising some of the country’s most recognisable buildings, such as the Dubai Creek Golf Club, Bab Al Shams and the Arabian Court at the One&Only Royal Mirage. With his continuous guidance, GAJ has gone on to complete a number of projects in 2018, including Al Seef in Dubai, Al Bait in Sharjah and Dubai College. GAJ is currently working on a diverse range of projects, including the Vida Dubai Creek Harbour, Arcadia Secondary School in Dubai, DoubleTree by Hilton in Sharjah, the DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn, both in Riyadh. Today, GAJ’s key markets are the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.