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Arthi Balasubramanian, B.Arch. (Hons), PG Dip, COA

Studio Director

Arthi is the Studio Director of Gensler’s Abu Dhabi office. She brings over 15 years of experience leading award-winning projects at several well-known architectural studios in the UK. Based in the UAE since 2016, Arthi has established a proven track record of working with government and private entities to oversee the design and delivery of regional projects while additionally developing strategy and leading business development.

Having built an international career, Arthi believes in a collaborative approach to solving challenges that may arise throughout the lifecycle of a project. She is analytical, structured, highly organized, and confident in communicating ideas to clients, consultants, contractors, and other stakeholders alike. As a reliable and empathetic leader, creative problem solver, and team player, Arthi’s thorough approach yields excellent results. She is passionate about the design and renovation of cultural buildings, especially projects that bridge local heritage with contemporary architecture. Arthi studied architecture at Anna University in Chennai, India before obtaining her post-graduate degree at the University of Sheffield.