Bart Leclercq is the Head of Studio for the architectural practice BSBG in Saudi Arabia. He has worked in the region for 20 years with a number of world-class consultants, during which time he worked on projects that include Dubai World Trade Center, Royal Mirage on the Palm Jumeirah, as well as the Bluewaters Island Project in Dubai. He was also the Project Director responsible for the 5-star Kempinski Hotel for The Wave in Muscat, Oman.
Bart was born and raised in Maastricht in the south of the Netherlands, and was educated at the University of Technology in Delft. There he studied Civil Engineering with an MSc specialization in large complex building projects. At the beginning of his career, he worked in London in the UK and Dublin in Ireland, before relocating to Dubai in 2004. In January 2021 he moved to Riyadh on the back of some significant project wins for BSBG in Saudi Arabia. Bart’s combination of high-end design and first-class delivery expertise is very rare and is something has been of enormous value as BSBG continue to expand operations in KSA.
Bart Leclercq is a very familiar face within the Middle Eastern real estate and hospitality sector; he has been a keynote speaker at various conferences and professional events throughout the region and has also been a long-term judge for the ME Architect’s Award.
In his spare time, he does a lot of travelling around the Middle East and off-roading within Saudi Arabia and restoring his Ford AC Cobra from 1965.