About ARC International
Established in 1983 as a local architectural practice in Dubai, ARC International is renowned for its architectural quality. We are listed with the Dubai Municipality as one of the few firms licensed to design and supervise the building towers of unlimited height in the Emirate of Dubai. Mr. Jamal Darkan, the Managing Director, has since restructured the company to offer comprehensive design services, including master planning, architectural and engineering design, tender documentation and site supervision. Today, ARC International undertakes projects in a vast number of countries across the world but holds a primary focus on the further development of the Middle East. Headquartered in Dubai, our branches extend to Ajman and Bahrain. The firm has entered into many joint ventures with a number of international architectural practices to collaborate on projects worldwide.
ARC International was founded on the philosophy that the purpose of architecture is to enhance people’s lives - improving how they live, work, worship and play. We believe that architectural responses should not only stimulate and support their users but also be technically, socially, culturally and environmentally relevant to their time and space. In order to offer a more unique perspective in the development of designs, ARC International employs a diverse range of talented individuals. We incorporate the fine architectural qualities of other countries into our designs, while maintaining suitability to the project's existing environment.
The firm is committed to developing unique architectural designs that communicate a clear purpose and meaning to its observer. All our projects are initiated with absolute consideration of the client's vision. We pride ourselves on engaging each client as a participant in the design process. We listen, probe and analyze to ensure that each project is a unique response to individual client objectives. Moreover, our aim is to ensure that the end results are the perfect fusion of aesthetic and practical considerations. Out of concern for future generations, ARC International strives for sustainability and integration of environmentally conscious design principles in all our projects and internal operations.
In acknowledgment of our constant high quality level of service, ARC International has received the Dubai Municipality Performance Award in 2004 and 2006.