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About Gulf Consult

Founded by Hamad Abdullateef Thunyan Alghanim in 1967, Gulf Consult is one of the oldest, established design consultancies in Kuwait. Since its inception, Gulf Consult’s directive has always been to provide all of its clients with professional consulting services delivered on time and within budget.

The company has developed a strong portfolio of significant and prestigious projects in a wide range of categories, including infrastructure, high-rise office buildings, healthcare and educational institutions, for both governmental and private entities.

Gulf Consult is able to draw upon the skill and expertise of long-serving staff members who offer specialized service that starts with the inception of the project and carries through the design, working drawings and construction supervision phases. Gulf Consult also has an extensive track record of successful work and associations with world-renowned consultants on many large projects in Kuwait.

Gulf Consult’s reputation for quality services delivered on time, sophisticated design and dedication to client satisfaction has shaped the company into one of the premier multidisciplinary consultancies in the region.

Achievements

Rankings.

World Architecture 2016

No. 7: in the world in Surveying by Areas of Expertise
No. 10: in the Middle East Region by Fees
No. 10: in the world in Consulting
No. 94: in the world by Architectural Staff Numbers

World Architecture 2015

No. 9: in the world in Infrastructure by Market Sector
No. 7: in the Middle East region by Fees
No. 7: in the world in Environment by Areas of Expertise
No. 7: in the world in Surveying by Areas of Expertise
No. 88: in the world by Architectural Staff Numbers

World Architecture 2010

No. 1: in the world by income for Infrastructure Design by World Architecture
No. 8: in the Middle East by World Architecture
No. 17: in the world by Non Architectural Design Staff Numbers by World Architecture

Awards.

ACI Award of Excellence for the Design and Construction Supervision for Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel and Spa.

Best Physical Environment, Hospital Build Middle East Awards for Bayt Abdullah Hospice for Children, Kuwait

Best Physical Environment, Hospital Build Middle East Awards for Al Seef Hospital, Kuwait

Special Award by the Arab Towns Organization in recognition of GC’s design and supervision of Al Kout Mall, Fahaheel

Certifications.

ISO 9001:2008
ISO 14001:2004
ISO 18001:2007

U.S. Green Building Council Membership – Since 2009

American Concrete Institute Membership – since 1999

Mission

Our mission is to attain the trust and loyalty of our clients by providing them with high-quality professional services in planning, architecture and engineering. We achieve these objectives through our dedicated and proactive staff, our extensive knowledge in diverse project sectors, and the innovation and integrity we instill in our work.

Vision

To become Kuwait’s and the Gulf’s leading building and infrastructure design consultancy in terms of diversity of services, quality, value and customer satisfaction.

Gulf Consult from 1967 to 2017

1967

Gulf Engineering Office (name subsequently changed to Gulf Consult) was established in a rented apartment on Ahmad Al-Jabber St – Al-Bahar Building

The office was established to offer consulting services for planning, architectural, structural engineering and construction supervision, which included obtaining approvals from all related statutory authorities.

1970

The office was relocated to bigger premises on the second floor of the Thunayan Alghanim Building on Sheraton Roundabout

The office was moved to a bigger location as the staff increased to 15 permanent staff members. At that time, Thunayan Alghanim Building was one of the most prominent buildings in Kuwait, located at the entrance to Kuwait City opposite Al Jahra Gate.

1972

First major housing supervision project

GEO was hired to build low-cost housing in Jahra.

1975

First major housing design project

GEO worked on a major housing project for the National Housing Authority. GEO designed and supervised 226 residential houses in Khaitan in association with an international firm that undertook the infrastructure design.

1975

First major highway design and supervision project

GEO was awarded the design and supervision of the Jahra to Subiya Highway.

1977

Expanding our services

GEO expanded the services offered by the firm to include in-house design of mechanical and electrical services. This allowed GEO to become a multidisciplinary firm, providing the full spectrum of building design services.

1979

Major high-rise housing project

GEO was awarded a 2,000-unit apartment housing project at Sulaibikhat in association with OTH of France. GEO completed the primary agreement that ended at the preliminary design phase. The project was not constructed due to a change in State Policy.

1980

Engineering support to major power projects

Doha Gas Turbine Power Station building engineering and foundation was GEO’s first major project in this field. The Design-Build contractor for MEW was Hitachi.

1982

First overseas project

Mr. Hamad Alghanim with Yohannes Kahsay

GEO won its first overseas project for the design and supervision of the Kuwait Embassy in Riyadh

1983

Mobile telecommunications networks

GC designed and supervised the first mobile telephone stations including towers (up to 100 meters high) for SUMITOMO/NEC. Subsequently, Mobile Telecommunications Company was created and took over the project.

1996

Infrastructure

Establishment of the Infrastructure Department
GC in its strategy to diversify, established an infrastructure department specialized in sanitary networks and roads.

2000

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Mr. Ubed Arain welcoming Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah at the opening ceremony of The Scientific Center, Kuwait.

2001

New purpose built office

With an increase in permanent head office staff, GC decided to build its own custom design office in Shuwaikh. The firm moved into the new office in 2003 and is still located there today.

2005

Dar GC

GC officially awarded the title DAR by Kuwait Municipality.

2006

Karachi Office established

To address GC’s ever-increasing need for specialized design staff, a satellite office was established in Karachi.

2009

City Office

A separate, dedicated office was established in Kuwait City to support the continuing need of liaising with Kuwait Government agencies and other agencies for statutory approvals.

2009

Topographic Survey

GC established a separate section committed to topographic surveying to address the increasing need in Kuwait. It caters to the needs of GC projects as well as offers independent topographic survey services to other outside entities.