Dara John Towhidi

Dara has honed his architectural expertise over two decades, delivering exceptional projects and driving design excellence. A graduate of the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, Dara’s work earned him First Class Honours and a nomination for the prestigious RIBA Presidents Medals. Throughout his 22-year tenure at Foster + Partners, Dara led a diverse range of projects across the globe, from intimate private homes to ambitious city master plans.

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Luca Poian

As a design consultant with DesignTomorrow, Luca brings his extensive design expertise to the team. He is known for integrating materials, construction, and context to create innovative and sensitve designs. He has experience working with prominent architecture firms such as Foster + Partners and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. His notable projects include the Zayed National Museum and the extension to the United Nations headquarters in Geneva. In addition, Luca maintains his own award-winning architecture practice, Luca Poian Forms, where he continues to explore new techniques in design and architecture. His work has received recognition and awards from the international architectural community.

Mauricio Vieto

Mauricio is an architect with a decade of professional experience in the EMEA region. A Cornell graduate, he holds a professional degree in architecture with a focus on design theory and received the Sands Medal for his outstanding undergraduate thesis. At SOM’s New York and London studios, Mauricio led the design of diverse projects, including those in the commercial, mixed-use, hospitality, and education sectors with a specialisation in high rise projects. He has received recognition for his exceptional design skills through awards such as the IAKS Bronze Medal and the Golden Shovel 2016 Award. He is a registered architect in the UK and currently serves as an Associate at DesignTomorrow’s Dubai studio.

George Soare

George is an accomplished UK and EU registered architect with a decade of international experience. After graduating from the Welsh School of Architecture with first-class honours, he joined Jestico+Whiles and Hawkins\Brown, where he worked on and led a diverse range of projects, including a sustainable timber-framed office, a metaverse-enabled innovation masterplan and flagship laboratory workplace building in Oxford. A passionate advocate for sustainable design, he completed Passivhaus and Retrofit training and helped global real-estate clients meet ambitious ESG criteria. Proficient in BIM and well-versed in leading multidisciplinary teams, George’s talent for hand drawing and illustration sets him apart, providing a powerful tool for effective communication with our clients. When he’s not immersed in architecture, you’ll find him on the tennis court or gazing at art.

Muna Abbas

Muna Abbas is an Iraqi-born architect with a strong focus on creating meaningful designs that resonate with people emotionally. She holds a Master of Architecture (MArch) from the Architectural Association, London where her focus was on innovative construction materials and digital fabrication techniques to promote sustainable building practices and the adaptive reuse of existing structures. Muna’s dedication to exploring new materials in architecture is evident through her active involvement in international exhibitions and competitions. Her work showcases a strong commitment to pushing the boundaries of architectural design while considering environmental sustainability.

Arian Saghafifar

Arian received his Bachelor of Architecture with excellence from American University of Sharjah. His skills in digital design techniques and strategies have been recognized by the industry, and he has received several awards and accolades, including the RIBA President’s Bronze Medal Entry in 2019 and a highly commended global undergraduate award in 2020. He has also worked as a research assistant and taught digital modelling and rendering at the American University of Sharjah. Arian is dedicated to advancing the field of architecture through research and education, exploring areas such as virtual reality, parametric modelling and 3D printing.

Ali Sader

Ali Sader is an architect with a passion for design and innovation. He received his education at American University of Sharjah, where he was awarded the Dean’s List in 2018 and spring of 2019 and his student work was exhibited both regionally and internationally. Having grown up in both the UAE and UK, Ali brings a profound appreciation for diverse cultures, which greatly influences his architectural approach. This unique perspective allows him to tackle a wide range of projects with creativity and sensitivity to cultural nuances. Before joining DesignTomorrow, Ali worked in London where he contributed to a competition-winning design for 100 homes in Al Ula, Saudi Arabia.

Ahmed Noeman

Ahmed Noeman is currently pursuing a Master of Architecture at the University of Michigan while actively contributing to DesignTomorrow. Ahmed has garnered recognition as a finalist in the Inspireli Awards and for winning the Outstanding Team Award at the Sharjah Sustainability Awards. Ahmed is fueled by an unwavering passion for architecture and its impact on communities at large. Through his research, he has fostered interests in urbanism and urban design, always aiming to create spaces that are connected, walkable and vibrant.