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Mustafa Chehabeddine
Design Principal,KPF

Master of Arts in Design, Architectural Association, London Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, American University of Beirut Mustafa has over 25 years of experience as an architect and is particularly adept in managing multi-disciplinary, international teams. Since joining KPF in 1999, he has worked on a variety of schemes across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Projects range from commercial, residential, hospitality, and mixed-use developments to large-scale masterplans with complex urban and transportation issues. Mustafa’s design-focused approach ensures the highest quality is achieved on all projects. His designs are sensitive and responsive to their locality, taking influence from their social, economic, environmental, and urban context to create award-winning architecture. His involvement in projects covers the full spectrum of project delivery – from the concept to leading the design and production team, through to construction and completion. His consistent contact with clients ensures careful management of projects as they progress. Most recently, Mustafa has served as Design Principal overseeing the Abu Dhabi International Airport, one of the largest projects currently under construction in the world. The project will dramatically increase the airport’s capacity, allowing it to process up to 80 million travellers per year and confirming Abu Dhabi’s status as both a global business centre and luxury destination. In Dubai, Mustafa has also worked on the Downtown West development in the city’s new Opera district. Other recent projects in the Middle East include the financial headquarters of Ziraat Bank in Istanbul, which draws on Turkey’s rich cultural heritage to create a distinctive silhouette within the city’s emerging International Financial Centre. Mustafa’s experience in Asia includes the Gemdale mixed use development, which will form the heart of the rapidly developing Zhongxin District in Shenzhen, China. The project is currently under construction and includes a 375m tower. In Malaysia he is working on the KLCC Cultural Hub development which includes a 700m tower and in South Korea a mixed use project with an area of over 3.1 million sqft in Daejeon City. In the UK, Mustafa also worked as Senior Designer on the original Pinnacle scheme in the City of London Mustafa obtained his undergraduate degree from the American University of Beirut and his postgraduate degree from the Architectural Association in London.

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“I look forward to participating in this year’s Leaders in Architecture MENA Summit in Dubai. It will be a great platform to share some of my experience and knowledge on the future trends in architecture and design, and a good opportunity to meet other leaders within MENA region.”