Zeidler Partnership Architects

Zeidler Partnership Architects

November 05, 2009 11:22 ET

Zeidler Senior Partner, Tarek El-Khatib Asked to Speak at the 24th World Interior Design Congress at IFI, 2009, Dubai


Tarek El-Khatib

Dr. Raymond Hamdan

Daniel Holguin

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 5, 2009) - Tarek El-Khatib, Senior Partner of Zeidler Partnership Architects has been asked to be one of three speakers at the IFI General Assembly and World Interior Design Congress – Dubai, UAE – Panel Session, The Social Shopping Experience: Malls and Retail Design.

This session will discuss a number of issues affecting retail design including: the changing philosophy of shopping malls in the modern lifestyle, innovative retail design and current trends, the importance of anchor stores and their impact on the interior architecture of shopping malls and how does the interior designer account for the retail mall as a place for social interaction.

Mr. El-Khatib is delighted to be chosen as a speaker at this year's Congress because the Zeidler firm has a long history of innovative retail design that includes the Toronto Eaton Centre and Sherway Gardens in Toronto, Place Montreal Trust in Montreal and most recently the Almaty Shopping Mall in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The IFI was founded in Denmark in 1963 to unite and provoke discussion of Interior Design within a handful of European countries. Since then it has grown into a world-wide information source. Dubai proudly hosts the 24th General Assembly of the Congress.

Zeidler Partnership Architects has been established in Toronto for almost 60 years and today has twelve other offices worldwide. There are approximately 220 staff, many of whom have been with the firm for 10 to 30+ years. With more than 136 national and international design awards, the firm's projects cover the entire range of architectural, urban and interior design. The scale of projects ranges from large, mixed-use complexes, office towers, healthcare projects, residential and hotel buildings to small renovations. The firm's major body of work is located in Canada and the United States with an increasing international presence in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. For more information about the firm visit: www.zeidlerpartnership.com.

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