PROFILE

TURNING VISION INTO REALITY

Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB) is an award-winning firm of architects, urban and master planners, interior, landscape and structural designers, engineers, quantity surveyors and project and design managers with a truly inimitable portfolio.
Founded in 1966 as the first architectural and engineering consulting firm in Qatar, AEB brings 47 years of experience to the construction industry.

Global Team, Studio and Practice
Beginning with just six employees in 1991, when the firm was acquired by its current CEO Ibrahim M. Jaidah, AEB’s diversified human resource has grown to a current figure of over 500 highly qualified professionals of 33 different nationalities.

Over the past 47 years, the firm has evolved into a leading multi-disciplinary architectural design consultancy. AEB operates across the Middle East, with offices in Doha and Abu Dhabi; and South East Asia, with offices in Manila and Kuala Lumpur. Building on the firm’s pioneering work and consolidating a long-term commitment to future development in the region, AEB recently established an office in Muscat, Oman.

AEB works across extensively divergent project scales, typologies and environmental conditions. In recent years, the firm has completed numerous commercial, residential, civic, institutional, educational and historic preservation projects for a variety of public and private clients throughout Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Kuwait, Egypt, Yemen and Sudan.

Design Principles
Arab Engineering Bureau’s strength lies in transforming potential into reality. The firm considers every project to be a benefactor to a sustainable environment, local economy and community.

AEB draws on the strengths of a unique architectural methodology, established by Ibrahim M. Jaidah himself. Its focus is on the present development of the country, and, where appropriate, the firm preserves and articulates traditional architecture while ensuring that each design offers the client a functional space tailored to their needs and design brief.The firm’s approach is grounded in the search for contextually appropriate solutions. Special emphasis is given to climate and scale – and, as a result, AEB has been chosen numerous times to create landmark projects. Notable early projects include the Barzan Tower, acclaimed as one of the most famous buildings of the Doha skyline, and award-winning projects such as the Diplomatic Club and Al Shaqab Institute for Girls (honoured on the Qatari Currency 100 Riyal note).

Our Experience
Having undertaken projects of all sizes, from private villas to billion-dollar projects, AEB’s extensive portfolio includes over 1 500 in-house completed projects.

The firm has also worked in partnership with signature international architects, including Arata Isozaki and Jean Nouvel, and has supported several prestigious projects by international teams as local consultants. AEB has also been involved in numerous large-scale governmental projects.

AEB provides solutions for the specific design challenges faced by the local climate and culture. The firm has been classified as a Grade A/Unlimited Consultant by certifying statutory authorities in Qatar and UAE, and also by prestigious developers like UDC, Barwa& Qatari Diar in Qatar, and Al Dar properties in UAE.

AEB aims to implement environmental concepts in its development and construction operations. In 2011 the firm officially became a Founding Organisation of the Qatar Green Building Council.

AEB’s success is attributed to the firm’s attention to detail, its technical experience, creativity, customisedservice and inherent value engineering, and to the true professionalism it brings to every project – regardless of size or budget. Middle East Architect magazine has ranked AEB as one of the top 15 firms in GCC. In 2011, the firm received the Consultancy of the Year Award and in 2012 it received the Construction Week Architecture Firm of the Year Award. As a trusted partner, AEB aims to provide quality output at the highest standard, keeping abreast with the latest innovations in the construction industry, and using state-of-the-art technologies.