Samir Serope Daoud
Chairman and Principal Design Architect
With over 35 years’ experience, Samir is Diar Consult’s Chairman and Design Principal with considerable experience across a wide variety of project types. An architect, urban designer and town planner, Samir has a wealth of experience in working internationally having consulted in many cities including Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Baghdad, Erbil, Pune, Doha, Riyadh, Tunis, London and Paris.
Prior to establishing Diar Consult in London in 1987, Samir was a freelance architectural and planning consultant for international firms and consortia including Covell Matthews Partnership International (London), Tibbalds Partnership (London), and Makiya Associates (London).
In the five years at Makiya Associates, Samir worked as a Principal Design Architect to Professor Mohamed Saleh Makiya, a distinguished and prominent Iraqi Architect and a pillar of Arab Architecture. At Makiya Associates’ London and Dubai offices, Samir devoted his design skills and expertise to the specific environment and development needs of the Arab Islamic region and in 1985 the practice was awarded the “Arab Cities Organization Award” for the best Arab architectural practice.
As Founder and Chairman of Diar Consult, Samir led the firm to be amongst the leading consultancy firms in the Arabian Gulf region, in the fields of architecture, urban design and interior design, with several national and international design awards and nominations to its credit.
Diar Consult is currently actively engaged throughout the Arabian Gulf region and beyond, in Iraq and India where Samir is leading the architectural design and master planning process of one of the biggest new townships in the Indian continent, namely Dream City in Pune.