X-Architects won two awards at the eminent Middle East Architect Awards 2010 for Boutique Architecture Firm of the Year, and Principal of the Year, which was jointly awarded to the founders Ahmed Al-Ali and Farid Esmaeil on the 28th of September 2010. The Middle East Architect Awards recognize both regional and international architects and engineers that continuously strive to keep the built environment of the Gulf on the cutting edge of design and construction. The awards were in recognition of X-Architects’ dedication to regional architecture and the principals’ achievements over the last year.