Winner of the 2015 Principal of the Year award at the Middle East Architect Awards is Yahya Jan, Vice president and design director at NORR Group Consultants.
The judges praised Jan for his level of dedication towards the architectural industry in the region. The added that Jan is “a great influence on the MENA region” and “has designed some of its truly amazing creations”.
Upon winning the award Jan said: “It is always tough competition, I feel great. I’ve been in this region for 20 years. These are one of the few awards that really bring our industry together. I’m seeing a new generation of architects making it to the shortlist, besides the usual suspects. New ideas and fresh ideas are really great.”
Highly commended in this category was Brian Johnson from Godwin Austen Johnson for his immense knowledge gained from the years of experience in the region, his charisma and design skills.