Benoy wins the Designer of the Year award at the prestigious RLI Awards ceremony held at the British Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 2nd November. Benoy’s upcoming landmark retail project in Riyadh, Solitaire, was also highly commended in the ‘RLI Future Project’ category.
The Global RLI (Retail & Leisure International) Awards is an annual event that celebrates the most visionary and innovative retail and leisure concepts from across the globe. Benoy, celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year, is a global family of design specialists delivering world class creative and commercial solutions for the built environment with studios in the UK, US and Asia Pacific. The RLI Awards took place following the 3-day RLI Connect Global Deal-Making Forum, which brought together hundreds of investors, developers, franchise partners and retailers from shopping malls and developments across the Kingdom, GCC region and beyond. Benoy won amongst fierce competition in the Designer of the Year category, making it the stand-out practice and design studio.
Runners-up included Aedas, Design International, and Quadrant Design. The Designer of the Year award is a tribute to the architectural practice that consistently and accurately delivers the value of a brand to both business and customers. Jamie Webb, Head of EMEA commented on receiving the award, ‘We are delighted to be here to receive this accolade in person and to be recognised by the industry and the region as offering the very best in innovative creative commercial design. This award is a true testament to the team’s diligent work and delivery.’
Jayne Rafter, Owner & Publisher of RLI Global commented, ‘Benoy is a global
innovative design studio which has time and time again made its mark by delivering some of the world’s most iconic mixed-use and retail developments. We are very pleased to see Benoy win The Designer of the Year award and look forward to seeing more of it’s work in KSA and the wider region.’ Benoy has been active in KSA for nearly twenty years, working across multiple sectors including masterplanning, retail, leisure, hospitality and workplace. Notable recent awards include the Cityscape Gold Award for Ajdan Walk, Al Khobar and Cityscape Project Award for Riyadh Park Mall. Their 65000sqm GLA Solitaire project, where it is
are delivering masterplanning, architecture, landscape design and interior design, is their largest on-site project in the Middle East region.