The Workshop Design Consultancy is a free zone company (FZC) based in Dubai and led by Ghaith Ghantous as managing principal. The practice is comprised of leading professionals in Architecture, Interior Design, and Project Management who collaborate on a project basis, and the focus is on collective design consciousness tailored to suit the individual project.

The design philosophy, and the name of the practice, is derived from the approach used at workshop meetings; an exploration of ideas and solutions specific to the project and its context. The explorations pursue the project’s creative and technical requirements throughout the project’s life cycle, so that unique opportunities are addressed and a holistic and integrated design approach is applied.  Emphasis is on creative expression and impact of spatial quality.

The project management division oversees the planning, organization, and management of the design process to ensure the documentation is on time, accurate, up to current standards, and coordinated between the various disciplines. This expertise is also extended to include managing the execution of project works towards a compliant and timely handover.


Nord Anglia Education, Nord Anglia School Dubai, Richemont, Dubai World Trade Centre, SIG, Clarion School Dubai, Aramex, BARE Fitness, John R Harris & Partners, Al Futaim Carillion, Vis Mundi, Levant Capital, International Emerging Artists, Watani Al Emarat, Groupon, OGEC, Qatar Media, DIFC, SUMO Sushi & Bento



Architecture and Interior Design

  1. Concept Design
  2. Schematic Design
  3. Design Development
  4. Construction Documents & Specifications
  5. Supervision and Contract Administration

Project Management

  1. Request for Proposals, Tendering, & Award
  2. Procurement and Negotiations
  3. Project Programming with Cost & Resource Schedules
  4. Design Management
  5. Construction Management

Turn-key Services (Interior fit-outs only):

  1. From feasibility stage to post practical completion, combining under one umbrella the Design Services, Project Management Services, and the execution of Project Works through nominated suppliers