SUMAYA DABBAGH

Middle East Architect - - POWER LIST -

Es­tab­lish­ing her com­pany 10 years ago, Saudi ar­chi­tect Sumaya Dabbagh has led the de­sign on a num­ber of award-win­ning projects, in­clud­ing the Mleiha Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal Cen­tre in Shar­jah. Dabbagh Ar­chi­tects is one of the first 10 prac­tices in the GCC to be reg­is­tered as an RIBA Char­tered Prac­tice, with Dabbagh her­self as­sum­ing the chair po­si­tion of the RIBA Gulf Chap­ter in 2015. In 2018, her seven-per­son team worked on Al Ain Mu­seum in the UAE, a pri­vate mosque and mul­ti­ple pri­vate vil­las. Each year, Dabbagh Ar­chi­tects do­nates two per­cent of its an­nual prof­its to lo­cal char­i­ties, and op­er­ates as a con­scious and re­spon­si­ble em­ployer – Dabbagh im­ple­mented an em­ploy­ment pol­icy that pro­motes di­ver­sity, fair pay and equal op­por­tu­ni­ties.

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