Date Of Birth 1940
1963 Diploma In Architecture
Member of Architects Registration Council UK
Member of The Royal Institute Of British Architects
Member of The Engineering Committee Riyadh
After gaining valuable architectural and construction experience with noted architects and construction firms, a private practice was established in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1971.
The practice rapidly grew from a single man operation to encompass two offices in Riyadh and London practicing under the name 'Omrania - Architects and planners', with a total combined force of 130 professionals offering expertise in the fields of economic feasibility studies, master planning, urban design as well as detailed design of buildings. Between 1973 and 1986 the practice undertook major commissions in Saudi Arabia that included commercial centres, governmental and institutional buildings, schools, hospitals, private residences and large scale housing developments. The practice and its principals were honoured by receiving the ‘Aga Khan Award’ for architecture for Qasr Tweig, Riyadh.
In 1986, after making London a home base, and disillusioned with the burden of running a large multi-disciplinary practice where the principal is mainly a manager with limited design input to few projects, the present office was established - intentionally small and focused on excellence of design, and the use of the latest building technology. The work load is now spread over a wider geographical area with projects being designed and built in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Morocco, England, Canada, Germany, Turkey and the Philippines. For large projects an association with leading engineering firms specialised in the design under study, preferably local to the country of the project, is effected.