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Power Hour 2021: Brian Johnson, Managing Partner at Godwin Austen Johnson, Ranks 31st

Ranking 31: Brian Johnson, Managing Partner at Godwin Austen Johnson

Brian has been practising architecture in the region for over 40 years and has had the privilege of not only seeing the evolution of Dubai into the cosmopolitan city it is today, but also contributing to its amazing growth through such iconic projects as the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, the One&Only Royal Mirage and Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. He currently leads a team of 110 within the Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and the UK offices.

Brian believes the most important part of GAJ is the team of hugely talented and committed individuals – of all disciplines and in all parts of the business – whose support at this difficult time has been nothing short of amazing.

“This, without a doubt, has been one of our major successes over the past 12 months,” he says. “I have always been agreeably surprised and proud to see how my colleagues at the office take ownership of the projects that they are working on and the extra hours that they commit to ensuring that they are executed to the standards we seek. Without this dedication and commitment from them we would not be able to achieve what we do.”