Shaun Killa

Design Partner at Killa Design

Driven by design excellence, Shaun Killa is an award-winning architect with international experience spanning over 26 years. Throughout his career, Shaun has focused his design philosophy on buildings and masterplans that are sustainable, innovative, contextually inspired and have a holistic approach to the natural and economic environment which has led to numerous highly recognisable iconic projects.
Shaun spent 16 years as Director of Architecture at Atkins before co-founding the Killa Design studio in 2015. He has worked on signature projects, including the award-winning designs for the Museum of the future, the newly opened The Address Beach Resort, a W Hotel in Mumbai, Vida Hotel in the Dubai Marina, Aykon Twin Towers in Dubai, and the Office of the Future, the first occupied printed building in the world. Recently the firm won a zero energy ultra-luxury resort in the Red Sea.
Shaun works closely with the associate partners on numerous projects in ensuring the highest design quality as well providing innovative & sustainable ideas. Throughout the design process Shaun also spends significant time mentoring and uplifting the diverse younger generation of Architects in his office, where the flat structure of ‘design lead’ dialogue is highly encouraged within the studio and design team.
Shaun’s further role has been to compete at the highest level in competitions against multiple international architectural firms for hospitality, cultural and mixed-use buildings. In many instances winning these whereby growing the firm from a few people to 100 strong within 6 years.