MTE Studios appoints Bryan Avison as General Manager to spear-head Middle East operations
Bryan, a British national and a chartered civil engineer with professional registrations in both the UK and Canada, hasmore than twenty-five years of experience in the management, design and construction of large scale mixed use and experience centre projects throughout the Middle East, UK and Canada. His professional experience is gained by working for multi disciplinary Canadian, British and US based consulting engineers and UAE property developers.
He will be leading a strong team of creative professionals including animatronic designers, architects, artists and researchers who will be working together to imagine, plan and achieve to create environments and exhibits that are stimulating and relevant. Bryan’s role within MTE also includes management of all technical and support staff within the Dubai office, acting as Project Director for all major projects and ensuring that MTE quality procedures are implemented on all projects.
Speaking of the appointment MTE Studios CEO, Ludo Verheyen, said: “We are delighted to welcome Bryan on board; he is a great asset to our team and will play a pivotal role in the success of MTE Studios. The experience he has gained in his previous appointments and his proven track record provides added value to the management team of MTE Studios”.
Bryan’s engineering background makes him particularly well qualified to ensure that MTE designs are coordinated with other engineering disciplines. He earlier worked for “The Pearls of Arabia” interactive experience centre concept proposal, developed by MTE Studios for DMCC. His vast experience in interior design to architecture and engineering will help the team to grow and continue to build on their success to date.
Commenting on his new appointment, Bryan said: “I am looking forward to leading our multi-disciplinary team and contributing significantly to the growth of MTE Studios. I intend to maximize my past experience in the real estate industry of the Middle East region to further build on our current success”.
With an emphasis on design, MTE Studios combines creativity and innovation with the broad fields of architecture, art and education enabling it to translate the client’s requirements into inspiring and tangible concepts and storyboards, followed by design development, documentation, project management and art direction. MTE Studios is well-known as the lead consultant for the themed Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai and for their original concept work for Dubailand as well as their world-class installations in science centres and museum galleries worldwide. The firm has a portfolio of clients that include Nakheel, Dubailand, Saudi Aramco (King Abdullah University for Science & Technology).