DAMON F. HEWLIN

Damon

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United Arab Emirates/Indiana Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Work by Richard Meier & Santiago Calatrava, de- sign process by Eric Reinhold (30x40 Studio, de- sign excellence of Porsche, Ferrari, BMW, nature, Marcus Miller & Pino Palladino bass lines, reading (Robin Sharma, Tony Robbins, Grant Cardone)

Damon F. Hewlin

Bio:

With over a decade of International design, construction, and management experience, Damon has had the opportunity to work in the United Arab Emirates market on cutting edge large scale and high-profile projects. As a registered United States Architect (Indiana) with over 20 years of experience, Damon is one of the principal’s leading design culture and managing the UAE office for Meticulous Design + Architecture. I am a Christian, a husband, a father of 3, and a bassist.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I was first exposed to architecture via the tele- vision show, The Brady Bunch. Other than that show, I did not fully understand or become aware of what architecture is until selecting the major for college. As a kid however, I always knew I would.

 

What do you do?

I consider myself on the life journey of being a Master Builder. Daily I am a Principal of Meticulous Design + Architecture building a global design practice and cultivating talent to execute at their highest level of excellence.

What excites you in the work you do?

Having the ability to positively impact people’s lives of our clients, communities, and the team members in our company.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Work by Richard Meier & Santiago Calatrava, de- sign process by Eric Reinhold (30x40 Studio, de- sign excellence of Porsche, Ferrari, BMW, nature, Marcus Miller & Pino Palladino bass lines, reading (Robin Sharma, Tony Robbins, Grant Cardone)

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Becoming a licensed Architect (2006) & owning my own architecture practice (2015).

Featured Project Name: 

The Founders Memorial

 

Featured Project Location: 

Abu Dhabi, UAE

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2018

Role in Featured Project: 

Architect of Record, Construction Supervision Architect

Featured Project Description:

A civic monument dedicated to honor the founder of the nation, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The artwork was designed by Ralph Helmick, consists of 1,110 stainless steel cables to hold 1,327 platonic solid shapes. The total built up area of the project development is 510,155 SqFt including the Pavilion building which supports the artwork and is approximately 100 feet tall, plaza area with 239,920 SqFt, Sanctuary Garden, Heritage Garden, Elevated Walkway, and Welcome Center.

Photography Credit:

Alex Jeffries Photography Group (images: Founders Memorial Meticulous - High res colour 01 & 03)

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