27 March 2017
Intercontinental Doha, Doha, Qatar

Matthew Kitson

Regional Director
Hilson Moran

Matthew is a Regional Director for Hilson Moran, based in our Qatar office. He is responsible for all projects that are run from the office. Matt leads with a design ethos to develop well-engineered, functional buildings and masterplans that are sustainable and environmentally progressive.

Starting his career as a mechanical engineer, Matthew went on to specialise in the application of advanced environmental computer modeling, managing environmental specialist teams at a number of leading consulting engineers. Matthew is a regular speaker on environmentally responsible design and sustainable solutions at national and international summits and universities.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Chartered Engineer—Engineering Council
  • Grade A Environmental Engineer—MMUP Qatar
  • Certified Green Professional GSAS—Building Topology and Sports
  • BEng (Hons) in Environmental Engineering
  • Member Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers
  • Member American Society of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers

11:50 AM PANEL DEBATE: Can all-glass facades exist in sustainable cities?

Glass façades are considered one of the most preferred options amongst developers and architects as it gives the property a sophisticated, high-tech look as well as unobstructed views of the surroundings. However can glass façades ever exist in sustainable cities? This panel debates this very important question and demonstrates design strategies that can be used to incorporate glass façades in a sustainable way.

4:20 PM PANEL DEBATE: Creating architecturally-impressive sports stadiums through façade design

Stadium façade design has become an important interest for architects in Qatar. Whilst they recognise the importance to deliver an impressive façade design that delivers a comfortable experience to fans and players alike, it doesn’t come without its challenges. This panel discusses how to create innovative façade designs as well as demonstrating how to incorporate cooling technologies to ensure comfort of occupants and to maximise the venue’s potential for legacy use.

4:50 PM PANEL DEBATE: Façade innovation: Opportunities for Qatar’s construction sector

Some would argue that the façade industry has changed over the last decades with components being assembled more innovatively. Architectural tools have become more sophisticated and are enabling engineers to achieve more and more complex 3D designs and forcing them to stay ahead of the game. This panel discussion will discuss cutting-edge technology and innovative strategies to develop architectural statements.

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Matthew.

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