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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.



World Architecture 2021

No. 79: in the world by Architectural Staff Numbers

World Architecture 2020

No. 97: in the world by Architectural Staff Numbers

World Architecture 2018

No. 8: in the world in Surveying by Areas of Expertise
No. 8: in the Middle East Region by Fees
No. 10: in the world in Engineering
No. 99: in the world by Architectural Staff Numbers

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


The Mohammed Al-Hamed Stadium in Al-Qadsiya Sporting Club
National Leisure Architecture Project of the Year
Arabian Property Awards 2022-2023

College of Life Sciences won
The International Architecture Award for 2022
Awarded by The Chicago Athenaeum

College of Life Sciences won
Metal Architecture Design Awards 2022
in the sustainable category

for “College of Engineering and Petroleum”
A Sustainably Designed Higher Education Facility that Seamlessly
Combines Functional and Elegant Architecture with Contemporary Engineering and Smart Systems

Education Project of the Year – Kuwait
College Of Life Sciences, Kuwait University

Digital Infrastructure of the Year – Kuwait
Data Center KFH

Small Project of the Year – Kuwait
Data Center KFH

Honorable Mention for the ARCHITECTURE (BUILT) Award – College of Engineering and Petroleum

Honorable Mention for the ERIC TOMICH, FAIA INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY Award – Ministry of Education Headquarters


National Winner – Mixed Use Architecture Project of the Year- New Messilah Beach


National Winner – Education Project of the Year -College of Engineering and Petroleum – Kuwait University

National Winner – Healthcare Project of the Year -Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah Hospital (JAJSH)

The Ministry of Education Headquarters was awarded, both, The National and GCC Awards for the Social, Cultural and Heritage Project of the year 2019, at the MEED Projects Awards, in association with Mashreq.

Foster + Partners in association with Gulf Consult are proud to have been awarded with the GOLD AWARD for Health, Safety and Environment HSE Excellence Award 2019 from the American Society for Safety Professionals ASSP – Kuwait Chapter, Gulf Cooperation Council GCC for HSE Excellence in the category of ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION.

ACI Award of Excellence for the Design and Construction Supervision for“The Ministry of Education Headquarters” .

EQUATE New Headquarters LEED 2009 Silver Award for New Construction and Major Renovations

“Green Commercial Building: EQUATE headquarters“ MENA Green Building Awards 2018.
LEED “Certified”.

GSAS “Gold Certificate”.

ACI Award of Excellence for the Design and Construction Supervision forJaber Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah Hospital.

ACI Award of Excellence for the Design and Construction Supervision forJumeirah 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


ISO 9001:2015
ISO 45001:2018
ISO 14001:2015


Federation of Kuwaiti Engineering Offices & Consultant Houses



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.


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 Present


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.


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.


First major housing supervision project

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


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.


First major highway design and supervision project

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


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.


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.


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.


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


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.



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



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


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.


Dar GC

GC officially awarded the title DAR by Kuwait Municipality.


Karachi Office established

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


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.


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.