Christopher Fannin - Senior Principal / Managing Director
Chris is an accomplished urban designer, master planner and landscape architect with a career that spans over 25 years, on projects throughout the globe as well as teaching at leading U.S. and U.K universities. Chris drives the creative vision of InSite, leveraging both the talent within his team as well as the KEO family of disciplines. Chris has a passion for investigating environments from multiple viewpoints and working collaboratively with design teams to bring these places alive for future generations. From large scale land use and master planning developments to intimate detail landscape designs, Chris and his team focus on bringing legible form to complex ecological, social and programmatic processes through elegant and sustainable designs. Before joining KEO, Chris worked for HOK in a series of senior positions globally, most recently as Senior Vice President and Global Director of Planning, as a member of the HOK’s Board of Directors as well as the Management Board.
John Rice - Senior Associate / Operations Director
John leads the InSite practice in Qatar and Kuwait and looks after the operations for the entire group. An experienced Landscape Architect with a proven track record in the successful delivery of large scale projects in Europe and the middle east, John has over 16 years' experience in design, project management and contract administration. He has handled design projects at all stages of work stages on a wide variety of project types including large and small scale developments residential, commercial, retail, mixed use, healthcare, streetscape, urban design, public realm, and landscape strategies for both horticulture and university schemes. John's design ethos is grounded in the development design solutions driven by the consideration of the genius loci, social, physical and historical context of a site rendered through the application of well-considered, tested and clever design solutions.
Salam Alkhori - Senior Associate / Master Planning Leader
Salam leads master planning for InSite. A professional Urban Planner with over 17 years of experience of the Middle East and Gulf regions. She has worked on an extensive range of planning projects from master plans in Libya, Sharjah, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Oman, Alkhobar, Jeddah and the West Bank. A large part of her expertise is to move projects through the planning and approval process with clients and relevant authorities. In order to accomplish this, Salam guides the urban planning and design of the master plan process in the studio with a particular focus on the design of land use development concepts, development statistics, community facilities, public realm, safety and security and development delivery.
Richard Simpson-Pudney - Senior Associate / Dubai Studio Leader
Richard leads the Dubai studio for InSite. A Chartered Landscape Architect with more than seventeen years of experience, Richard has worked on key projects in a range of countries including the UK, Spain, New Zealand, India, UAE, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Cyprus, Albania and Syria. The projects which he has been involved in encompass residential, commercial, educational, mixed use, retail, aviation, hospitality and leisure developments. Within the Dubai design studio, Richard is the team leader as key designer and project manager, driving the creation of multiple landscapes at every scale. Richard is in charge of the design and delivery of all work for Emaar, with whom Insite are heavily engaged for the Dubai Hills Estate project.
Rowan D'Arcy - Senior Associate / Business Development Director
Rowan is a Chartered Landscape Architect and the Business Development Director for InSite. His professional experience spans several high-profile public realm projects and strategies, as well as a hospitality, commercial, residential, health care and education schemes across the regions of Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He has worked on diverse design teams, from inception to completion, on everything from world renowned mega projects, to private villa courtyards. A seller/doer, Rowan’s in-depth knowledge of the planning and landscape industry underpins his strategic approach to InSite’s business development and enables him to anticipate client’s needs and understand the poetic potential of a projects whilst at the same managing and cultivating new client relationships.