Trisha Wilson, head of the Dallas, US-based group said that since the company began operation in 1971 it has grown to develop offices in New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Shanghai, Johannesburg and Cochin.

"In fact, today, more than 90 per cent of Wilson Associates’ work is international," she said. "With offices and clients in almost every time zone, we are able to provide clients with round-the-clock service."

Dubai has been the site of some of the most exciting recent projects undertaken by Wilson and her team and the rich, cultural heritage of the Middle East has helped shape the work. "We are seeing quality, elegance and luxury brought to a new level in Dubai and elsewhere in the region," Wilson continued.

"Our designs build on the traditions of the past with a contemporary refinement."