John Lister
Co-Executive Director and Design Director ,KEO International Consultants

A RIBA Chartered Architect holding both BA (Honors) and Master’s Degrees in Architecture from the University of Manchester, John is an industry veteran with over 25 years of experience in the delivery of viable, smart and aesthetically well-designed mixed-use developments in the Middle East, the UK, and around the globe.

An expert in architectural design and design management, with a detailed understanding of the economic issues that influence commercial mixed-use and residential real estate sectors, John is responsible for the delivery of KEO’s innovative architectural design throughout all our offices, while also supporting the Design division’s talented professionals and creating impactful mentoring opportunities in line with our firm’s core values.


KEO International Consultants

KEO is a creative enterprise, where innovation is a way of life. We are uniquely resourced with end-to-end services to take clients from inspiration – through conceptualization – to realization of design or project delivery in the built and natural environments. For over 50 years we’ve led with vision, contributing to many of the world’s most ambitious projects, iconic places, remarkable experiences and prosperous communities. As a highly integrated and agile AEP/PMCM firm, KEO is ranked by ENR in the Top 225 International Design Firms; a Top 20 International PM/CM firm; and 44th largest global architecture firm. We draw from the expertise from over 60 nations, bringing experience from every major market of the globe. With over 2,500 multidisciplinary professionals and staff, we are an international professional consulting services firm.