Dara Towhidi
Partner, Architect ,Foster + Partners

Dara currently oversees Foster + Partners’ Dubai office and several projects in the region, most recently a new cultural project for Sharjah and a mixed-use residential community in Dubai. A graduate of the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, he joined the practice in 1997 and has since led several high profile projects internationally including Kamakura House in Japan, Bund Financial Centre in Shanghai, the d3 Creative Community and Index tower in Dubai, the latter awarded the CTBUH’s Best Tall Building in the Middle East and Africa in 2011. Dara also plays an active part in the design community in Dubai, including speaking widely and a role on the AUD Advisory Board.

Foster + Partners

Foster and Partners are an award-winning British architectural design and engineering firm who put forward an innovative, modern and sustainable approach.