Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah

Architect Participating in Colours of The City: A Century of Architecture in Doha

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Ibrahim Jaidah


Arab Engineering Bureau | Group Chief Executive Officer and Chief Architect

Ibrahim M. Jaidah is an award-winning architect who is known for delivering world-class projects to the Qatari architectural scene. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma (USA) in 1988 and has acquired AEB in 1991. Under his leadership, the firm grew from 6 to over 600 highly qualified employees and expanded its presence with branch offices across Middle East and Southeast Asia. In his professional career, Ibrahim has overseen completion of over 1,600 projects, making AEB one of the influential firms in the region.

His projects are considered to reflect culture, historical and environmental context in which they are situated, which contributes to the formation and development of contemporary architecture that embraces cultural identity in Qatar and the Gulf region. His focus on national architecture led to the creation of a new dimension in the field of architecture, which led to the emergence of prestigious buildings that contributed to the formation and development of architecture in the State of Qatar. His passion for vernacular architecture resulted in the publication of The History of Qatari Architecture 1800-1950  (2010), 99 Domes Masjid of Imam Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab (2015), Qatari Style (2019), and recently Discovering Arabian Deco (2023).

Jaidah has devoted his time and effort to share his knowledge and experiences with new generations of architects and designers, speaking at universities and conferences; locally and internationally. He is also a dedicated advocate for sustainability and is a co-founder of the Qatar Green Building Council. Throughout his career, Jaidah has also won numerous awards including the Organization of Islamic Capitals and Cities Award, Arab Town Organization Awards, and has been nominated three times for the Agha Khan Award. In 2005, Jaidah was honored with the State of Qatar Encouragement Award in recognition for his contribution to the design of timeless buildings that highlights the global image of the State of Qatar.