Agata Kurzela joined PDI as associate director in 2016.

After more than a decade as an architect and interior designer with firms including AK Design and Zaha Hadid. Agata’s global experience includes Poland, Paris, London and Dubai.

 

5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AGATA

1: Design philosophy

For each project I try take all the information I have – the brief, the space, the client, the research – and construct it into a puzzle. From that that puzzle, I’m always looking for the design solution. Of course, there isn’t ever just one solution, but I find it a really powerful way to approach a project. Being practical, I love blending old techniques like freehand sketching with emerging technologies and parametric design. Last but not least, I love being on site with a hard hat, running teams, managing projects, getting things built.

 

2: Career Highlights

Mina Zayed Masterplan, Abu Dhabi. We found creative ways to make a large, complex space work on many levels. From transportation such as ferries, to architecture and urban spaces, and researching the local culture to make it deeply connected to the community that would use it.

Military base, Gulf country. The practical requirements of a military base are staggering. Plus the client wanted a luxury hospitality feel, and for the design to be connected to the building’s function and the local geography. We used parametric modelling to create grand architectural statements inspired by the geometry of military equipment.

Paramount Hotels & Resorts, Doha. We created something truly unexpected for the city, which is always a risk. Thankfully people are really embracing it!

CID Interior Designer of the Year 2016. It’s recognition for a body of work, so it feels like I’m doing something worthwhile.

3: The most satisfying part of interior design

Successfully delivering a project to a happy client is obviously the big pay-off. But the process itself can be rewarding. When you’re working on a design problem you try many different things, and explore many ideas that you reject. Satisfaction is finally cracking the code.

4: Best advice you’ve been given

“Don’t expect to know the solution before you start. The solution will reveal itself as you explore different ideas.”

5: What people say about Agata

“Creative, passionate and never fails to impress. is a true professional and her design ingenuity is stunning. I would recommend her at any time and it would be a pleasure working with her again.” Ohannes Tomassian, RAK Ceramics

Discover more about Agata online:

Agata’s LinkedIn Profile

Agata wins Middle East Interior Designer of the Year

Interview with Agata about the importance of local design

 

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Agata Kurzela joined PDI as associate director in 2016.

After more than a decade as an architect and interior designer with firms including AK Design and Zaha Hadid. Agata’s global experience includes Poland, Paris, London and Dubai.

 

5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AGATA

1: Design philosophy

For each project I try take all the information I have – the brief, the space, the client, the research – and construct it into a puzzle. From that that puzzle, I’m always looking for the design solution. Of course, there isn’t ever just one solution, but I find it a really powerful way to approach a project. Being practical, I love blending old techniques like freehand sketching with emerging technologies and parametric design. Last but not least, I love being on site with a hard hat, running teams, managing projects, getting things built.

 

2: Career Highlights

Mina Zayed Masterplan, Abu Dhabi. We found creative ways to make a large, complex space work on many levels. From transportation such as ferries, to architecture and urban spaces, and researching the local culture to make it deeply connected to the community that would use it.

Military base, Gulf country. The practical requirements of a military base are staggering. Plus the client wanted a luxury hospitality feel, and for the design to be connected to the building’s function and the local geography. We used parametric modelling to create grand architectural statements inspired by the geometry of military equipment.

Paramount Hotels & Resorts, Doha. We created something truly unexpected for the city, which is always a risk. Thankfully people are really embracing it!

CID Interior Designer of the Year 2016. It’s recognition for a body of work, so it feels like I’m doing something worthwhile.

3: The most satisfying part of interior design

Successfully delivering a project to a happy client is obviously the big pay-off. But the process itself can be rewarding. When you’re working on a design problem you try many different things, and explore many ideas that you reject. Satisfaction is finally cracking the code.

4: Best advice you’ve been given

“Don’t expect to know the solution before you start. The solution will reveal itself as you explore different ideas.”

5: What people say about Agata

“Creative, passionate and never fails to impress. is a true professional and her design ingenuity is stunning. I would recommend her at any time and it would be a pleasure working with her again.” Ohannes Tomassian, RAK Ceramics

Discover more about Agata online:

Agata’s LinkedIn Profile

Agata wins Middle East Interior Designer of the Year

Interview with Agata about the importance of local design

 

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