Anne Lucas trained as an architect at L'École d'Architecture Paris-Val-de-Marne, graduating in 1997 with the unanimous acclaim of the jury. During a two-year gap period, she travelled extensively in South East Asia, particularly in Cambodia and Laos. It was here that she joined the architecture firm, Les Ateliers de la Péninsule, who were then conducting a survey and research project into the historical town of Luang Prabang, prior to the city’s inclusion on the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. Upon graduation, Anne worked for various Parisian architecture and master planning firms before returning to Asia to spend six months studying Japanese culture and architecture in Osaka.
Anne now lives and works in London. Upon joining CivicArts in 2000, she worked almost exclusively on the Burjuman Centre in Dubai as one of the main designers until its completion. Since then, she has become one of CivicArts’ senior design directors and is responsible for running some of the company’s most complicated and high profile retail and mixed-use developments. These include: the interiors for the Mall of Kuwait, the Dubai International Financial Centre, and Mid Valley Gardens in Kuala Lumpur(which she saw from concept to completion), along with various projects in Kazakhstan, Thailand, Malaysia, Egypt, South Korea, Canada, France and Jersey. She is also responsible for designing the interiors of public spaces for the Titanic Belfast.
In order to better understand our primary clients’ requirements, she returned to study for a masters in real estate development at the University of Westminster in 2011.
She is currently at the helm of a prestigious large-scale retail project in Abu-Dhabi; The District on Saadiyat Island, and an intricate mixed-use development in Muscat, Oman.