Associate Director - Design

Ziyad is an Architect with over 19 years of international experience on projects across the Middle East and Gulf Region, United Kingdom, Spain, Pakistan and Italy. He is a graduate of the Architectural Association and The Bartlett School of Architecture in London, UK. Ziyad has led numerous architectural and master planning projects in the UAE over the last 13 years. With solid organisational and design capabilities and a strong understanding of local processes and procedures, he believes in a design-led and client-centred collaborative process and is very much interested in the relationship between urbanism and architecture. He seeks to create sustainable buildings and environments that are contextually inspired and relevant and that contribute positively to people's everyday life.


As one of the key founders of SIEC, Ziyad continues to play an integral role in helping lead and deliver on the architectural design front the quality of service that has helped establish the practice as one of the leading ones in the United Arab Emirates. The practice is now proud to have amongst its client list key blue-chip developers of the UAE and Saudi and has grown from 6 to close to 115 staff in 5years.

Notable Achievements:

Amaala TBSV, Saudi

Dubai South Townhomes & The Pulse Mall, Dubai, UAE

Executive Jet Terminal, Dubai, UAE

Innovation Hub Tecom, Dubai, UAE

DHA City Karachi, Pakistan

Metropol Istanbul, Turkey

CMA CGM HQ Office Building, Beirut, Lebanon

Le Meridien Hotel Tower, Doha, Qatar