Shamim’s portfolio of award-winning projects demonstrates a deep experience with designs of enormous scale and complexity. Those projects span a wide range of focus areas, including urban planning, mixed-use, tall buildings, commercial office buildings, hospitality, education, and retail.
Thanks to this broad base of expertise, Shamim brings a holistic view to his work and pairs it with a sensitivity for local context and culture. As a result, his projects exhibit a harmony with their surroundings and function as studies in the concept of place.
Shamim believes that design and architecture should be both pragmatic and poetic, functional and aspirational, and, ultimately, should better a city. This viewpoint is reflected in his leadership on a two-year research project entitled The Spaces In Between, which demonstrates the importance of placemaking and shows how it differentiates projects and creates more soulful spaces. The research also resulted in a toolkit of parts that condenses the art of placemaking into six actionable principles that cities can use to produce highly successful destinations.