The Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations has won a 2023 Merit Award for its interior design from the AIA New York Chapter. The jury recognized the diplomatic building’s attention to detail, the quality of its lighting, and the feeling that the spaces captured the character and identity of the United Arab Emirates.

The Permanent Mission is a dramatic, yet dignified structure—it is inspired by an all-encompassing vision, comprehensively executed down to nearly every detail, from the exterior to the interior finishes and furnishings. The design speaks to the values of Middle Eastern hospitality and international engagement, while harmonizing with the historic architecture of New York City.