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Kevin Underwood

Global Leader of Leisure and Culture

A dynamic and creative leader with global sensibilities and works with eminent clients including His Highness The Emir of Qatar, Her Highness Sheikha Mozah, Qatar Foundation, The Aga Khan, Sheik Sultan, Emaar, Meraas, Eagle Hills, Four Seasons, Hyatt International, Fairmont Raffles, Accor and David and Victoria Beckham.

Kevin is Global Leader for the Leisure and Culture market sector for AECOM, the world’s multidisciplinary design firm.  A masterplanner and designer, Kevin has over 30 years of experience in planning, design and management of projects from a wide ranging portfolio globally but specialising in hotel/resorts, urban regeneration, golf and leisure, commercial and retail. He is responsible for the seminal Heart of Doha project (which has won several design awards),  which includes four Five Star hotels, the Grand Hyatt Doha and the Park Hyatt Mallorca, Spain. Formerly a partner at Derek Lovejoy Partnership in London, Kevin was responsible for some of the practice’s most notable designs including the Four Seasons Hotel in Istanbul and Disneyland Paris.

He drives Aecoms’ dynamic and creative approach, championing innovations and cutting-edge solutions to create enduring designs that offer measurable real estate returns.

Kevin Underwood is also an accomplished artist working in pencil, watercolours and collage.