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Dubai, UAE

Mark Giles



  • Architecture
  • International
  • Mixed-Use
  • Principal
Mark Giles
  • Principal
“The designer’s role is to read and adapt to the ever-changing trends that are transforming the retail landscape.”

Mark is a retail and mixed-use designer in the Los Angeles office. Having led DLR Group’s office in Dubai for several years, Mark brings his extensive knowledge in managing complex retail and mixed-use projects, and working with diverse, large project teams to benefit clients on the West Coast and across the United States.

Mark focuses on solving complex design problems, with an emphasis on building delivery, master planning, entitlements, and city coordination. He promotes a culture of design exploration and the open exchange of new ideas. Mark is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Urban Land Institute, and Middle East Council of Shopping Centers.

“I had the great opportunity to grow up and travel throughout Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. I appreciate cultural influences on the practice of architecture, and how as profession we incorporate our expertise into a regional context. I am excited by the opportunities to bring what we have learned on our international pursuits to inform our work in the United States.”

Mark's Projects