Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah
Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah is the director of the influential Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB) and has been a key figure in the Doha-based firm’s progress and expansion to Kuala Lumpur, Manila and Abu Dhabi as well as Muscat, Oman and Bangkok, Thailand.
Jaidah has showcased his eloquent ability to reach out to the Middle East population by publishing a book on Qatar’s architectural history and also presented multiple lectures on regional architecture to students in the Middle East. He has found a niche market in designing embassies and ambassadorial buildings and is responsible for the Qatar embassies in many countries including Morocco and Havana.
While he has travelled to many foreign countries, Qatar still holds a special place of pride in his heart. His constant travels have allowed him to use international influences to his works while simultaneously keeping the traditional Qatari architecture, maintaining his pride of his culture and heritage.
“In a decade’s time you will be able to take students from any architecture school in the world and show them the most contemporary architecture in Doha. Qatar is going to become an encyclopaedia of architecture,” says Jaidah.