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​RIBA Gulf Chapter

The RIBA Gulf Chapter supports members across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states including the UAE, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Sultanate of Oman.

The Chapter has been created to promote design excellence in the delivery of architecture in the Gulf and to add relevance to members working in the region. It is actively engaged with a very significant and diverse number of RIBA and non-RIBA practitioners, to recognise and celebrate the diversity and local culture of members and co-professionals working in the Gulf.

RIBA Gulf Chapter 10th anniversary celebration - panel discussion 2019

The RIBA Gulf Chapter is planning an exciting set of events for 2021 such as webinars, student workshops, and building presentations to further engage and connect the architectural community in the Gulf.

RIBA Gulf Chapter news and events - Discover all that is happening in the Gulf region in the latest RIBA Gulf News bulletin.

The RIBA Gulf Chapter represents a platform for RIBA members and the wider architectural community. If you would like to take part in, or initiate future events and share your design aspirations, please get in touch with the Chapter Committee who will be pleased to advise you.

RIBA Gulf Honorary officers

Andy Shaw - Chapter chair

Dara Towhidi - Vice chair

Mercedes Gargallo - Treasurer

RIBA Gulf Chapter representatives

Sandra Woodall - UAE

Shaikha Azzam - UAE (vice)

Fariha Ehsanulhaq - Kuwait

Sara Abdulla - Bahrain

Yasmeen Atoum - Jordan

May Al Hinai - Sultanate of Oman

Amy Lam - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Jeddah)

Rohan Thotabaduge - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Riyadh)

Mark Harris - Qatar

Rishika Chakravarty - Comms and social media

Juan Roldan - Education

Mohamed Amrousi - Education

Matthew Yinka Enirayetan - Events

Ryan Sailsman - Marketing

Anoushka Kolahalu and Alawiya Muhammad - Chapter coordinator


d3 Design Week in partnership with RIBA Gulf Chapter - Fantastical Cities, children's workshop 2019

RIBA Gulf Chapter 10th anniversary - talk by Simon Fraser, Hopkins Architects
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