As lead consultant, design architect and executive architect for Phases 2 and 3 of the 31-hectare Downtown Doha development, Gensler managed the project team from the pre-concept stage and provided construction documentation, on-site observation and supervision. Gensler’s Phase 2 role includes comprehensive oversight of 15 buildings totaling nearly 145,000 square meters of space. The mixed-use project includes retail, offices, a hotel and both low-rise and high-rise residential. In addition, the firm is acting as Design Architect for five levels of basement, a residential tower consisting of 59 apartments, and all the retail elements, including a 200-meter-long Galleria retail center and department store. For the third phase of the development, Gensler is providing the same services for an additional 16 buildings and basements that include high-end retail, low- and high-rise residential, offices, a hotel and a mosque. The project is designed to LEED? Gold standards.