Established in 1983 as a local architectural and engineering consultant in Dubai, ARC International is renowned for its design quality. Over the years, the firm’s services have expanded to include master planning, interior design, conceptual and detailed architecture, MEP and structural engineering, tender documentation, authority approvals and site supervision. 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. 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.
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 and an award from the Ministry of Public Works in 2011.
Here at ARC, we embrace that the world is moving into a more technological state. It is the utilization of the latest technology in conjunction with the high intellect of our talented staff that gives us the competitive advantage we need to perform above and beyond in our endeavors. Rather than using IT as a simple tool we characterize it as a strategic means that help us better reach our objectives in a more efficient fashion. We communicate effectively across all our branches to ensure work is allocated accordingly to progress. When work stops in one country, it continues in another. We utilize both local and cloud based servers with an encrypted backup system ensuring our files are secure and always accessible. We are among the first in Dubai to utilize Revit Building Design, Autodesk BIM software, within all design disciplines of our operations. This has allowed us to take our design and coordination efficiency to new heights. Our company’s infrastructure also includes the usage of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) integration system and a Document Management System (DMS). In our reflection to following best management and operational practices, ARC International has been DNV ISO 9001 quality certified consecutively since 2007. Our procedures and standards are implemented to better serve our clients in the most efficient way possible.
“To create environments that cater for the most sophisticated needs, housed in well-designed and superbly engineered buildings.”
“To contribute to the further development of the world by designing innovative buildings that visually enhance their surroundings.”