Alistair McMillan arrived at BSBG in 1995, and immediately began to instil his vision for a practice that answers the demands of a rapidly developing city. At an early stage he introduced the BSBG design philosophy – that great architecture comes from understanding the client, the end user and the responsibility to produce enduring, timeless designs. Alistair has overseen every project in a portfolio that has helped to define the emirate of Dubai and contribute to its unique international standing.
BSBG has emerged as one of the region’s most respected architectural practices with Alistair as the driving force. It is a tour de force in what amounts to one of the most demanding markets in global construction, but BSBG enjoys many valued long term relationships with key investors, developers and contractors who return to the practice simply because of the culture Alistair instils.
His design principles stem from firstly gaining a true and deep understanding of what it is the client is trying to achieve, and what the client really needs. Preferring simplification to the excessive, with a focus on the detail and solid delivery, Alistair demands the highest level of understanding and performance from his team; placing his trust in them to carry BSBG forward and ensure his design principles are retained, while the service is personalised and the long term relationships maintained.