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George J. Efstathiou is a consulting partner in SOM's Chicago office. His responsibilities include the delivery of SOM’s services, including the coordination and management of all professional disciplines required for each of his client’s projects. As the firm’s liaison with the client, he ensures that all services are accomplished by the professional team within the established schedule and budget while meeting the goals set by the client. With extensive experience in the execution of complex projects, he works closely with the client, the construction teams, and others who contribute to the successful completion of the project.

Efstathiou's experience has encompassed the design, technical coordination, and project management of a variety of projects. In 1989, Efstathiou relocated to SOM’s London office for two years to manage both the Broadgate and Ludgate projects. In addition to his experience in the United States, Efstathiou has extensive international experience in the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Korea, Russia, China, Brazil, and the Middle East.

Efstathiou was named Middle East Architect of the Year in 2012 for his leadership in managing the architectural and engineering teams for some of the most iconic buildings in the Gulf Region, including Burj Khalifa, Rolex Tower, Cayan Tower, and most recently the Mashreq Bank Headquarters Office Building. He also has led large-scale planning efforts such as King Abdullah Economic City and the country- wide plan for the Kingdom of Bahrain.