The Jamal LAMIRI ALAOUI Studio was established in 1985 in Morocco leading a group of architects, designers and engineers and has, since 2004, been based in Abu Dhabi (UAE). JLA is specialized in providing project design for clients ranging from royal families and heads of state to individual private clients and master developers. The Studio was founded by Jamal Lamiri Alaoui, an architect educated and trained in France who has extended his experience internationally. Once JLA had opened for business, we soon got an outstanding opportunity to develop a new master plan for le Domaine du Palais in Agadir. This project was the starting point for the skills development and specialization in resort and master planning that has grown into a unique area of expertise.
In addition, JLA soon got commissions for similarly scaled projects in Cabo Negro and Bousnika Bay. It was this series of opportunities that helped to create our reputation for quality design thinking, style and execution. Today, the company is made up of four divisions all under the umbrella of Jamal LAMIRI ALAOUI Studio:
JLA STUDIO is the main group of architects managing projects. Using a team made up of 50 colleagues (architects, engineers and technicians of various kinds), it is responsible for design and supervision of projects as well as having oversight of the three other divisions.
JLA Creative was set up in 2007. This division includes 35 colleagues (architects and skilled technicians) and is concerned with the master planning of large-scale projects (resorts, tourist complexes, building developments, etc.) and is responsible for design and supervision up to and including handover for these multipurpose, complex projects.
This division, established in 2002, is made up of 25 interior architects, with a wide-ranging variety of skills and is responsible for interior design, construction and for completion up to and including handover of the various palaces and private residences entrusted to the Jamal LAMIRI ALAOUI Studio.
JLA INTERNATIONAL ENGINEERING:
Founded in 2004 in Abu Dhabi (the status of the company changed from Branch to local Company in 2009) the company grew up to reach a total staff of 60 persons from different nationalities, all selected on the basis of experience, talent, ability and dedication to the company and to what they do best.
JLA International Engineering benefits from the solid experience of its high management in the field of design and construction and project management.
The partnership between Jamal Lamiri Alaoui and his son Brice, Driss Lamiri Alaoui has given birth to a new local company established in 2018 in Abu Dhabi. The aim of this company is to target a larger public and more diversified via its E-Design portal.
FOUNDATION OF JLA STUDIO IN MOROCCO
JLA STUDIO BRANCH IN ABU DHABI
JLA STUDIO ABU DHABI BECAME JLA INTERNATIONAL ENGINEERING
JLA in Numbers
Years of experience
Architects, Engineers and Team Members
Conceptual Design, Design Development, BIM/Revit, Graphic Design, Data-Driven Design
Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering
Regional Planning, Urban Planning, Urban Regeneration and Renewal, Landscape Design
Space Planning, Materials & Furniture Schedules, Signage & Wayfinding, Art Design
LEED/ESTIDAMA (APs/PQPs), Energy Modelling, Environmental Impact Studies, Daylight Modeling and Analysis
BOQs, Cost Control & Planning, Pre/Post Contract Quantity Surveying