Basem al-Shihabi

10 February 2010

One of Saudi Arabia’s leading planners and designers of the built environment

Basem al-Shihabi

Company: Omrania & Associates
Position: Managing director

Biography: Basem al-Shihabi is managing partner of Riyadh-based architects Omrania & Associates. Having graduated with architectural degrees from the universities of Cairo and Edinburgh, Al-Shihabi was part of the team that established Omrania & Associates in 1973.

Responsible for the overall management of the company, he has overseen its development from a small architectural practice into one of the leading multi-disciplinary consulting firms in the Gulf.

The firm worked on the design for Kingdom Tower in Riyadh, which was completed in 2002 and still stands as the kingdom’s tallest building. Currently the firm is involved in a number of key Saudi projects, including Kingdom Holding’s Kingdom Tower in Jeddah.

It is also involved in the design of the Capital Market Authority tower in the King Abdullah Financial District.

Contact: (+966) 1462 2888
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