SUMAYA DABBAGH , Bsc , BArch , RIBA
Principal, Dabbagh Architects
ABOUT MY COMPANY:
Dabbagh Architects is an award-winning architectural design firm, recognized regionally for its contemporary design and quality-driven service. Established in 2008, have since completed a number of prestigious projects in the commercial, private and public sectors.
Dabbagh Architects’ approach to design is holistic, providing a full consultancy service in order to achieve integrated design solutions for its clients. The award-winning Mlieha Centre of Archaeology building is indicative of the company’s mission, of creating sensitive, contextual designs with a feel-good quality.
Dabbagh Architects is listed in the Middle East Architects’ Top 40 Power List for 2015 and 2016.
I began my career between London and Paris and returned to the Gulf in the 1990s to understand my own heritage
I am a Saudi Architect with 25 years of experience in architecture, interior design and project management. After completion of my education at Bath University, UK, I began my career between London and Paris and returned to the Gulf in the 1990s to understand my own heritage. I have a unique mix of influences and sensitivity towards both Western and Middle Eastern cultures. Consequently, my practice is able to offer the region the international standards of design services with an innate understanding of the local culture and its subtleties.
I am also a Chartered member of the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) and have served in the RIBA Gulf chapter since its inception in 2009. I am the Honorary Chair of the Steering Committee for the RIBA Gulf Chapter.
Through my work in architecture and design, I strive to fulfill my goals: of creating a positive impact on the world and bridging the cultural and gender gaps in the industry.
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