Designed the winning international design competition for the Royal Opera House Muscat , drawing from previous theatre design experience in projects such as Pitlochry Theatre, the SECC, Emirates Palace and Budapest Opera. The Emirates Palace included the most recent theatre built in the Gulf. The ambitious brief set by the theatre consultants had at its heart an adaptable auditorium that could transform opera to concert hall with a large moving stage. The challenge was to make a building that would operate to the brief specification, but sound perfect in all cases. The acoustic treatment would be paramount and a consultant team included experienced acousticians from the start. The design is influenced by modern Omani style blended with the classical Paris Opera and the glamour of open public space such as the Lincoln Centre New York. The embellishment of the interiors was heavily influenced by a Mororccan interior designer working with the Omani Royal Estates to achieve the depth of character in detail. The building incorporates all the necessities of Royal Protocol while being designed to be a palace of music - a timeless gift from His Majesty Sultan Qaboos to his people.