Sherif W Anis
Executive Director & Past President at AIA Middle East,Design Director at Gulf Related

Sherif is an architectural generalist with 29 years’ diverse experience in the USA, UK and the GCC. Since 2013 Sherif has been actively involved in Gulf Related projects in both Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia.  With a keen focus on design and design management, Sherif has a proven track record of developing innovative, cost effective designs in architecture, interior design and urban planning.  His high-profile project portfolio consists of large, mixed-use commercial/residential projects, corporate headquarters, hotels, university campuses and buildings, extensive multi-use developments, major educational projects and contemporary residences; all of which incorporate qualities that make projects successful, attractive, sustainable, and livable.

An award-winning and published designer, Sherif is a regular speaker, panelist and chairperson at regional conferences and for design award juries. He has been ranked #68 in the ‘Power 100 most influential people in the GCC’s construction industry.  A founding member of the American Institute of Architects’ Middle East Board of Directors, Sherif has served as the Chapter’s Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President and President and is a registered architect in the State of Massachusetts.

Sherif holds a Bachelor of Architecture from New York’s Syracuse University School of Architecture.


Design Director at Gulf Related