DJ Armin
Managing Partner,ZAS Group of Companies

DJ is a senior principal and Managing Partner of ZAS Group of Companies, he has extensive experience in managing and designing tall buildings, large scale and complex developments. His creative approach to developments has earned him a reputation of being one of the most credible people in the industry.

DJ has been an international expert advisor to many governments and semi-governments such as Government of Caribbean Island, Toronto Muncipality, Government of Libya, and Government of Ivory coast. His extensive design and management expertise of large scale & complex, mixed-use, high rise, and master planning projects has led to the successful completion of several large neighborhoods, infrastructure, cultural, corporate, institutional, residential, hospitality, passenger terminals, city centers and private / public sector projects.

Over the last 35 years, he has been associated with several high-profile projects in UAE, Canada, Caribbean Islands, France, Ivory Coast, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Oman, Kurdistan, Morocco, India and Angola.

Dr. Armin has a PhD. in Architecture and a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Sorbonne University in Paris.

ZAS Group of Companies
ZAS Architects is one of Canada’s leading designers of architecture, interior space and sustainable urban places.  Our work is notable for solving complex program challenges with results that are innovative, user-friendly and enduring.  It’s our ability to take on multi-scale, multi-stakeholder projects that has resulted in our growth and a significant portfolio of award-winning projects across all sectors. Established in 1994, our firm services Canada coast to coast from our Toronto and Vancouver offices, while international projects are typically managed from our office in Dubai.  All three offices work together on a range of projects so that staff expertise can be optimally assigned to produce the best results. Our quarter-century of success has been rooted in a studio culture that emphasizes entrepreneurial energy, accessible project leadership and a thorough understanding of each client. Our key performance metric is client loyalty.