Salim Hussain

Principal Architect
Atkins, Dubai

Salim Hussain is a talented and dedicatedprofessional whose focus is to design and build sustainable, high quality,contextual buildings. His buildings have won a number of awards and beenpublished around the world. He has worked across a range of sectors including masterplanning, residential, arts, commercial, hospitality and education. Hisexperience covers feasibility studies, concept, design development, client management,brief writing, design team leadership, and site supervision. Salim is currentlya visiting critic at the American University of Sharjah and has lectured at architectureschools in the UK. 



1:50 PM PANEL DEBATE: Cultural innovation: Designing innovative façades which don’t compromise Qatari culture

As one of the fastest growing cities in the Middle East, Doha has become a highly coveted destination. Its transition to a cosmopolitan city while maintaining Qatari values and culture signifies Doha’s contribution to the 2030 Qatar Vision. With contemporary designs becoming popular within the Middle East, how can architects ensure they don’t compromise Qatari culture? This panel demonstrates innovative design strategies, materials and techniques to ensure that architects can create innovative façade designs without compromising the culture of Qatar.