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    Ahmad Soueid

    Principal and Senior Vice President, HDR

    Ahmad is a Principal and Senior Vice President at HDR with more than 28 years of experience. As a registered architect in over 15 countries and States he served in many capacities as a global leader in the healthcare, science, higher education, civic and justice programs.

    Ahmad has a thorough understanding of the local cultures, business climates and infrastructure needs of specific regions. His rare ability to lead projects that span geographic, political and cultural boundaries has successfully led to monumental projects across multiple continents. His past and current projects span the globe, from North America and Europe to the Middle East, Australia and China.

    Ahmad serves as HDR's Principal in Charge of the overall Middle East and North Africa (MENA) program. He is currently leading the design of major healthcare, science and technology, and civic projects in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE.

    Ahmad is a lauded published author and speaker and he is known globally as an expert in designing technologically complex and sustainable buildings that advance science and health and improve the quality of life.

    HDR Profile

    HDR believes that the way they work can add meaning and value to the world. That idea inspires positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, HDR believes that collaboration is the best way forward.

    HDR specializes in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services.  While they are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high performance buildings and smart infrastructure, they provide much more than that. HDR creates an unshakable foundation for progress because their multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts, and artists.

    HDR uses the power of design thinking to re-imagine space, environments, programming, planning, operations and function. They blend their deep knowledge of healthcare delivery with their understanding of how environments can shape behaviors and outcomes to create solutions for clients that respect the human impact of their work—solutions that champion human-centered design, solve real problems, make lives better and advance wellness, well-being, healing and cures.

    HDR also creates sustainable facilities in which world-class scientists can discover cures for insidious diseases, create new sources of clean energy, protect our resources, and improve public health—enriching people’s lives around the world.

    With over 9,600 employees, working in 225 locations around the world, HDR pushes open the doors to what’s possible each and every day.

    HDR Middle East, LLC draws upon the professional staff of HDR (a 9600 person, full service architecture, engineering, and consulting company) to execute significant portions of design services on projects in the Middle East.

    This is where great begins.

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