Simon Dennison is Design Director and Partner with extensive experience in major masterplanning, urban design, mixed use, retail, commercial, hospitality, residential and cultural projects.
Having studied at Leicester Polytechnic, where he graduated in 1992, Simon completed his studies at the Royal College of Art in London, following a year working in both Dusseldorf and Brussels. After several years working inthe UK, Simon moved to the Middle East in 2007, and joined SSH in February 2013 where he has been instrumental in the company's expansion across the MENA region.
Simon leads and directs the Design team, including Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape, with his weight of focus concentrating on the sales and creative phases of the project lifecycle. He establishes and directs the right teams to fully exploit creative design opportunities. His design leadership defines the projects from initial client contact through to building delivery so that design intent is preserved throughout the project lifecycle, ensuring it is maintained during the detailing and implementation stages to protect the design intent.
Simon was the Design Lead on the multi award-winningSheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre (ASCC), a new world-class museum district within Kuwait City, the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre (JACC),a showcase for the performing arts and world-class theatre quarter in a spacious parkland setting, and recently restored Al Salam Palace, a museum to tell the story of Kuwait through its Rulers. Together they form Kuwait’s new national cultural district, fulfilling the Kuwaiti Amiri Diwan’s vision to elevate the country's cultural landscape.Download CV