Edward McIntosh – Future of Architecture Summit | 14 Jun 2023 | Habtoor Grand Resort JBR, Dubai, UAE


Are Architects becoming replaceable?
The growth of Smart, AI-led software is
putting design in everyone’s hands.

14 June 2023
Regional Design Director, Middle East | Atkins

Edward McIntosh

Edward McIntosh is the Regional Design Director for the Middle East at Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group. As part of his role, he leads the design team at Atkins to bring clients’ visions to life by creating design concepts that integrate the region’s cultural heritage with sustainable urban design practices.

Edward has more than 20 years of experience in the design & construction industry, having worked in the US, UK, Europe, China and the Middle East. Since the start of his career, he has had the opportunity to work on the conception and delivery of large, complex, high-profile buildings that are renowned as iconic architectural landmarks, collaborating with architectural legends like Sir Peter Cook, his personal mentor. He is a Fulbright Scholar with a postgraduate degree from Columbia University in New York.

Edward is highly passionate about the intersections of technology, entertainment, urbanism, futurology, activation and architectural design and has lectured and written about these topics in different institutions and publications. He describes his approach to design as “Feel Crafting” – a vision that seeks to create detailed, crafted and unique solutions for each project, focusing on understanding its vision and bringing it to life.