Jamal Salem
Middle East Regional Director,DLR Group

Jamal Salem is the Middle East Region Leader.  Based in DLR Group’s Dubai office, he has executive responsibility for DLR Group operations and client services throughout the Middle East.

Jamal has practiced extensively in the Middle East, leading the successful delivery of high-profile projects in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

He has experience collaborating with developers in the region to exceed client and user-group expectations. A firm believer in the benefits of integrated design, he is adept at leading multidisciplinary design teams to deliver design solutions that achieve the client’s vision and business objectives.

DLR Group
DLR Group believes integrated design is the practice of early collaboration in order to produce sustainable design excellence. At the core of an integrated design firm are collaborative, interdisciplinary teams composed of all project lifecycle stakeholders. These teams champion true collaboration, open information sharing, shared risk and reward, value-based decision making, and proficient use of technology to elevate design. The outcome is sustainable design of a high performance building for a sustainable future. DLR Group’s brand promise is to elevate the human experience through design. Founded as an architecture and engineering firm in 1966, today we serve clients through integrated delivery of planning, architecture, engineering, interiors, and building optimization for new construction, renovation, and adaptive reuse. Our core areas of expertise are organized around Civic, Courts, Detention, Energy Services, Healthcare, Higher Education, Hospitality, K-12 Education, Museum, Performing Arts, Retail/Mixed-Use, Sports, and Workplace design. These design services and our sector expertise are available in every DLR Group location. Our practice for corporate and commercial clients entails three focus areas: Hospitality, Retail/Mixed-Use, and Workplace. We are a design partner with Boeing, CA Technologies, General Growth Properties, Google, Hyatt, Marriott, Simon Malls, Starbucks and other best in class brands to elevate a guest experience, increase sales, and enhance workplace satisfaction and productivity. DLR Group K-12 Studio is the leading education design practice in the world. Grounded in research, we believe a 21st century school fully integrates curriculum with technology. The outcome is passionate, self-learners who use problem-solving skills to transform school into a collaborative working environment. The Association for Learning Environments recognized the design of Marysville (Wash.) Getchell High School and Joplin (Mo.) Interim High School with the James D. MacConnell Award for the outstanding planning of education facilities. DLR Group is the only firm to win the MacConnell Award in consecutive years.

“Honored to join Leaders in Architecture summit and partake in the exciting discussions that are influencing and redefining placemaking, trendsetting the region’s Architecture and shaping the world around us.”