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One To One: Estelle Benson

One To One: Estelle Benson

Originally, I am from France but have spent many years living across the world, from Africa, The United States and most recently the Middle East.

Throughout my life I have always enjoyed an outdoor lifestyle and as you can see, I have travelled a lot. Having an active life is very important to me, whether that be through things like mountain biking and water sports or even camping at the weekend.

My education began at the School of Versailles in Paris. It was a great school to study at, but I also loved it because of its location. Paris is such a diverse city that is always evolving. If you accompany that with decades of stunning architecture, it really becomes and place like no other.

I have been interested in seeing things grow and develop since a very young age. As a girl I would build sandcastles and tree houses with my brother. Over time that interest developed further and by my teens I knew I wanted to be an architect.

For the last 5 years I have been with the DSA team and my role consists of managing projects from design to creation. As a Project Architect, I am positioned between the design team and the client. It’s a role that I love because it can be so varied from project to project.

Each client has their own particular requests, and it is critical that I understand them at an early stage.

Not only does this help ensure that all team members keep to what the client wants, but also it means that any design hurdles can resolved at a swift pace, avoiding lengthy delays.

When a project begins, inspiration for design is never too far away. From looking back at past successes and evolving those ideas further, to examining the surroundings of the project location. It’s fundamental to capture the vision of the client, taking multiple elements and combining them to create a strong identity.

Spending some quality family time with my husband and son is extremely important to me. When i’m not emersed in a project, I like to spend as much time with them as possible. I also have a great passion for cooking and maintaining a healthy diet. I am always researching new and exciting recipes.

However, the excitement for designing is always with me and currently I am designing a villa for my family and I in France during my spare time.

DSA Digest Issue 14

Warm greetings from DSA Architects International.

We are very pleased to bring you our new-look newsletter, the DSA Digest.

In this issue, we cover the hugely successful DSA Open, Cityscape 2019 and recent project awards.

We hope you enjoy browsing through it.

http://DSA Digest Issue 14

2019 AHEAD Awards MEA – Wavehouse, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

Our Wavehouse project at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai was an award winner for the Bar, Club or Lounge Category at the Ahead MEA Awards 2019.

A combination of adventure park & industrial gastro-pub, Wavehouse takes family time to a new level of entertainment experience!

 

Read more on 2019 AHEAD Awards MEA here: AHEAD Awards MEA

Check out the Wavehouse experience here: Wavehouse, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

DSA at Cityscape 2019

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), officially opened Cityscape Global 2019 – the 19th annual edition of the gateway event for regional real estate investment – at Dubai World Trade Centre
(DWTC).

DSA’s stand was hosted throughout the event by Steve Kelshaw and Peter Davison, with Chairman, Clive Shepherd, and other Directors and Associates also on hand to meet our many guests. It was a pleasure to discuss opportunities with clients and partners, both
old and new!

DSA Open 2019

The DSA Open 2019 part of the popular DHL Swing Against Cancer Golf Series took place at Emirates Golf Club’s iconic Majilis course and was joined by former Ballon d’Or winner Ruud Gullit.

The DSA Open is the penultimate event on the DHL Swing Against Cancer Golf Series’ schedule following the successful season opening DHL Open and the Fearnley International Open in Scotland, which was the first event to be held outside of the UAE.  The DHL Swing Against Cancer Golf Series has now raised over US$250,000 since it launched in 2017.

It has captured the imagination of the UAE’s golf and business communities as well as gaining support from a string celebrities from the worlds of sport and entertainment including Harry Redknapp, Mike Tindall, Michael Campbell, Teddy Sheringham, Robbie Fowler, Matt Le Tissier, Ian Bell and Brian McFadden.

Most Outstanding Architectural Practice in the UAE

DSA are very proud to have been recognised as ‘2019’s Most Outstanding Architectural Practice in the UAE’ by the LUXlife Leading Designer Awards, and this is testimony to the hard work, effort and creative ability of our team, as well as the opportunities afforded to DSA by our esteemed Clients. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody that has played a part in this success.

 

Read more on DSA’s feature in Luxlife Holiday Issue: Luxlife Magazine

2019 International Property Awards Dubai Winner – Madinat Jumeirah Living, Dubai, UAE

DSA are proud to announce that our Madinat Jumeirah Living, Dubai project won the 5-star award for the ‘Best Architecture Multiple Residence’ category at the recently held 2019 International Property Awards Dubai. Accepting the award are Mr. Peter Davison, DSA Middle East Director and Ms. Saher Shah, Associate Design Manager.

Madinat Jumeirah Living is envisaged to be an exclusive collection of freehold residences situated just opposite the icon of Luxury, The
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.

The development is primarily residential use, apartment living, however will also have a mixed-use / commercial & retail element to service visitors & residents alike.