Qatari tradition and contemporaneity. Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Residences by John McAslan + Partners

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Executive Architect.- Burns & McDonnell. Landscape Architect.- Burton Studio. Interior Design.- David Collins Studio. Restaurant Interior.- Jouin Manku.
Msheireb Properties.
TiME Qatar.
20,000 sqm.
Doha, Qatar.

John McAslan, Aidan Potter, Natasha Manzaroli. John McAslan + Partners

The John McAslan + Partners studio, founded by John McAslan, Aidan Potter, Natasha Manzaroli, aims to hustle architecture that is rational and poetic, robust and charming.

John McAslan was born in Glasgow and educated at the University of Edinburgh, obtaining an MA in Architecture in 1977 and Diploma in 1978, along with the Diploma year prize. He trained in Boston USA with Cambridge Seven Associates before joining Richard Rogers and Partners in 1980. He co-founded Troughton McAslan in 1984 and John McAslan + Partners in 1993.

Aidan Potter is responsible for the practice’s Urban Design and Russian Portfolios. He has extensive experience in the design and management of complex urban developments, masterplanning and architecture. Aidan is one of the founding designers within the practice, having joined as a student in the 1980s. He has worked on most of the major national and international portfolio projects, notably the transformation of two significant industrial heritage sites in Moscow – the Stanislavsky Factory and the Bolshevik Factory, the latter including a new Museum of Russian Impressionism. He continues to work closely with John McAslan across the practice on the design of projects and design management.  

Natasha Manzaroli is the Business Partner at JMP and works closely under the leadership of the Chairman and in collaboration with the Design Partner to define the strategic objectives of the practice. Her main focus is to oversee operational management, with overall control and responsibility for all financial aspects and how this feeds into the overarching strategy. She has held the financial management role within the practice for 20 years and has proven ability and a clear sense of what drives profits and cash within the business, along with the strategic agility to effect complex change management during economic turbulence.



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