About Fahad Al Tamimi

About_Fahad_Al_TamimiA Leading Architect

Fahad Al Tamimi is one of Europe’s leading architects creating cutting-edge building designs across a diverse portfolio of projects.

Education

Born in Dubai but raised in London, Fahad Al Tamimi was an extremely gifted artist in his youth, winning national awards for his work and having installations in several prominent UK galleries. Having studied art and design at school, Fahad opted to utilise his extensive visual and design skills by applying them to a career in Architecture. Whereas art gave him a strong sense of creativity, it was the practical capabilities of architecture which allowed him to fulfil his passion not only for beauty but also for functionality.

Further Education

After completing an Art Foundation degree, Fahad applied for one of the leading architectural schools in London and was lucky enough to be offered a full scholarship owing to his prodigious talent and eye for practical design. During his studies, Al Tamimi worked with pupils from other engineering and design backgrounds as well as other artists, who had made the move into the field.  Fahad honed his skills for critical thinking and developed a passion for experimental ways of working which he has followed into his career.

It was during this period that Al Tamimi developed a strong architectural identity and personality by nurturing a diverse range of interests from his classmates and lecturers.  It is this sense of identity and a firm belief in cutting-edge design solutions which have made him one of the most exciting architects to gain prominence in recent years. While taking courses in history, theory, media and technology, the young architect supplemented his studies by undertaking exciting work placements, whereby, he built an unparalleled list of contacts within the industry and had already created a name for himself before he had even graduated university. During these internships Fahad developed innovative and practical approaches to material and fabrication techniques which formed the basis of his dissertation.

Work & Life

Al Tamimi’s work often centres on the exploration of cultural and social identity through experimental architecture and urbanism, giving it a modern feel while reflecting the history of its surroundings.

Since establishing his own firm several years ago, he has been able to develop from a small dedicated practice in a company, to one which deals predominantly with new high specification sustainable buildings, and multi-dwelling residential sites within the urban environment. Al Tamimi’s unrivalled industry contacts mean that, no matter the location or size of the project, he is able to support all aspects of a project, from the design phase through to sourcing suppliers and tradesman. Each project the firm undertakes is a personal passion and ensuring completion to a satisfactory standard while controlling costs is in everyones interests.