Esas Architects was founded in Kuwait by Hamad Sultan and Achille Rossini in 2008. In the ensuing years, Esas has won numerous competitions, awards, and developed an ever-growing portfolio of built projects. Adhering to a comprehensive approach to the practice of design, our body of work incorporates a broad spectrum of scale, from furniture design to urban master planning projects, with a focus on architecture. Working from offices in Kuwait and Berlin, our team is an international collective of talented professionals with a shared commitment to the meticulous, creative, and intellectual pursuit of architecture and design. Over the years, our portfolio of work has garnered a reputation for a refined attention to detail, innovative use of materials, and rigorous design methodology. Eager to expand upon this reputation, we approach each commission with a clear ambition to develop a unique and richly experiential work, coherently responsive to both its physical environment and the clients’ aspirations.
Hamad F. Sultan gained his extensive experience with the built environment working on the design of award winning projects in renowned firms in the US. He later led the planning and design of one of the largest commercial projects in the Middle East as the director of planning and design for a publicly traded development company. Hamad has also served as an official advisor to the Ministry of Housing in Kuwait (Public Authority for Housing Welfare) under three different ministers, leading the strategic planning of the new sustainable cities in Kuwait with international design and planning firms. He established ESAS Architects in 2008 with Achille Rossini, and takes part in juries at universities in North And South America, as well as the Middle East. He received his Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.FA) from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2000, and later received a Master of Architecture in Urban Design (M.AUD) from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Achille Rossini gained his comprehensive experience working internationally on award winning projects at world renowned offices. Achille is a frequently invited critic, and sat at multiple juries in esteemed universities all over the US, Europe and Asia. He established ESAS Architects in 2008 with Hamad Sultan and runs ESAS’ Berlin studio orchestrating the design processes of ESAS architects. The holistic approach to design he fosters is routed in a rigorous method developed through his experience in academia as well as professional practice. He graduated with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has received his Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) in 1999, and his Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.AF) in 2000.