Principal Design Director, Diyar Consultants
Dr. Hazem Sabbagh is Principal and Director of Design with Diyar Consultants A/E. based in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. With over 30 years of global experience in the Middle East and North America, Dr. Sabbagh directed land mark projects including King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Jeddah, King Abdullah Medical City, Jeddah, the new Municipal Hall and City Centre in Surrey BC, Canada with Kasian Architecture and Moriyama and Teshima, the Corporate Market Authority Tower in Riyadh’s king Abdullah Financial District with HOK and Omrania & Associates, and the international design award wining 24North Jeddah Office Building with Diyar Consultants, which was also a nominee for the 2007 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Before joining Diyar, Dr. Sabbagh was Design Director with Kasian Architecture, Vancouver, Canada, and has held the Professor of Architecture and Design position at the State University of Georgia, USA, receiving the University’s Outstanding Faculty Award, then directing efforts towards professional design practice through discourses of modernity and ecological responsibility. Dr. Sabbagh holds a Ph.D. in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, a Master of Architecture from the University of Arizona, USA, and is an affiliate of the AIA and the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada.