Ibrahim Mohammad Jaidah
Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah ranks as a pioneer of a new architectural movement which combines the far reaching influences of Islamic art with modern style, creating memorable landmark structures that help shape developing State of Qatar. Jaidah graduated from the University of Oklahoma (USA) in 1988 and worked for Qatar’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Agriculture as Head of the Architectural Section before acquiring Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB) in 1991.
Under his leadership, AEB has evolved into a leading architectural design consultancy operating across the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Jaidah has personally overseen more than 1500 projects, which his firm has completed since 1991. In each project, Ibrahim Jaidah attempts to retain the identity of his culture, embrace the modern, and present the true potential and ambition of Qatar and AEB. His focus on vernacular architecture has brought a new dimension to architectural field in the region. His projects are considered to reflect cultural, historical and environmental context in which they exist.
His commitment to cultural awareness and growth, and his passion for research have resulted in publishing a book in January 2010 titled “History of Qatari Architecture”. This book is intended to become main referential material as well as it is to be used for educational purposes. The book is part of Ibrahim Jaidah’s legacy and is dedicated to those who have built the unique buildings of the past and to those who strive to become great architects.
He is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and experience with the new generations of architects, providing grants at Virginia Commonwealth University as well as being a frequent speaker at Universities, conferences and jury member for international Architectural Awards. Ibrahim Jaidah is highly qualified and recognized architect who has won numerous awards such as Islamic Cities award, Arab Town Organization Awards and has been nominated for Agha Khan Award 3 times. In addition, Ibrahim Jaidah was awarded State of Qatar Encouragement Award.
In his work Ibrahim Jaidah is focused on delivering buildings and developments that are helping establish Qatar as a benchmark for world-class architecture. He is dedicated advocate for sustainability and is a co-founding member of Qatar Green Building Council.