We are excited to announce the promotion of Petra Matar to Partner!
Petra joined DPAI in 2011, shortly after graduating from the American University of Sharjah in the UAE. Over the past 10 years, Petra has proved to be a natural leader and has made an invaluable contribution to the growth and transformation of the firm.
Petra believes that good design should manifest in all aspects of a project; from its management to the end product being delivered. Petra’s approach to work is highly organized, both in process and presentation. She guides all her projects with a clear road map that helps everyone involved visualize the process and participate in it. Her work is marked by clarity in visual communication and good aesthetic.
As a Passive House Certified Designer, Petra has become DPAI’s sustainability specialist as she applies this knowledge into each project that she works on including institutional, commercial, residential, and urban design projects.
Petra is also a visual and installation artist who values creativity and seeks beauty in everything she makes. Over the past 8 years she has been part of the art collective HAVN in Hamilton, and her work has been featured at Supercrawl and in several group and solo exhibitions in Hamilton, Dubai and Sharjah.
The past year has been a transitional time for most businesses and Petra continues to be an instrumental component of DPAI’s continued growth and success. We’re excited for the future of DPAI and the contribution that Petra will undoubtedly make in this new position.