Who We Are
Dara Engineering Consultants is a Grade “A” Architecture and Engineering Consultancy firm, based in Qatar, approaching 25 years of experience.
Our scope of work covers both; Pre and Post Contract phases of each project, ranging from pre-concept to detailed design stages. As well as supervision and project management in the execution phase of the design.
Dara Engineering’s services are specialized in Urban planning, Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Quantity Surveying, Cost Control, Structural, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, and HVAC services, in addition to Project and Construction Management.
Back in 1999, a passionate, young architect named Islam Shaheen had a vision of creating a renowned company, that would shape the skyline of Qatar. With a team of determined professionals, Dara Engineering Consultants was established, and Architect Islam began working on his first project; a commercial building in the heart of Doha.
Over the years, Dara Engineering Consultants grew alongside Qatar's rapid development, completing numerous high-profile projects for clients in both the public and private sectors. In the early days, the company did extensive work not only in Qatar, but also in neighboring countries like Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Dara’s reputation grew for its well-known innovative design concepts, and exceptional engineering solutions resulting in a satisfied and rapidly expanding client base until this day.
Dara Engineering Consultants takes pride in its contributions in the development of modern cities in Qatar. The company took on projects of all sizes and types; from high-rise buildings and commercial complexes, to mosques, hospitality venues, educational institutes and master mega developments.
Along this journey, Dara’s continuous dedication was recognized winning numerous awards and accolades over the years; including the prestigious "Best Architectural and Engineering Consultancy Firm" from internationally acclaimed Global Business Insights in 2017, In addition to “Sustained Excellence in Architectural & Engineering Consultancy Services and Best Interior Design Consultancy” awarded by the Middle East Awards in 2018. These awards are a testament to the company's commitment to delivering exceptional engineering services and exceeding client expectations.
Looking ahead, Dara Engineering Consultants is committed to maintain its legacy for excellence and innovation, by taking on new encounters and challenging the limitations of engineering and architecture. The company looks forward to writing the next chapter of its story and continue to excel as one of Qatar’s leading architecture and engineering firms.
Led by Architects Rula Hatamleh and Islam Shaheen, our team is driven by a deep-seated aspiration to create unique and impactful architecture that serves our clients and communities.
Our shared commitment to excellence, innovation, and a respect for the traditions and history of our craft fuels our passion constantly looking to achieve new heights in design and construction.
We understand that every project is an opportunity to create something special, and we work tirelessly to transform our clients' visions into functional, beautiful, and sustainable structures as we strive to become one of the leading architecture firms in the region. Our commitment to design standards and meticulous attention to detail is unwavering.
Collaboration is key to our approach, and our team of architects, designers, and engineers work closely together to deliver building elements that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. We believe that every element of a building should work together to tell a story and create an immersive experience for its occupants.
At the heart of our mission is a passion for our work that drives us to constantly improve and push the boundaries of what's possible. We believe that great architecture has the power to transform lives, shape communities, and contribute to a better world. By creating projects that inspire and delight, we're committed to making a meaningful and lasting impact on the Middle East and beyond.
We embrace creativity and innovation as essential ingredients in our work, seeking new ways to elevate design and enhance the built environment.
We believe in the power of collaboration and partnership, working closely with clients, stakeholders, and other experts to achieve shared goals.
We are committed to designing sustainably and responsibly, with a deep awareness of our impact on the environment and society.
We have an uncompromising dedication to quality and excellence, striving to exceed expectations in every aspect of our work.
We believe in maintaining the highest standards of integrity and ethics, valuing transparency, honesty, and accountability in all our interactions.
We aim to create inspiring and transformative spaces that enhance the well-being of people and communities, while respecting the environment and fostering long-term relationships with our clients.
At Dara, we strive to be a leading architecture and engineering firm in the region, known for our commitment to innovation, excellence, and sustainability.
We aim to attract and retain top talent, provide them with professional development opportunities, and cultivate a diverse and inclusive workplace culture that values collaboration, creativity, and integrity.
Through our passion for design, our belief in the power of architecture and engineering, and our unwavering dedication to quality and excellence, we aspire to make a positive impact on the world and leave a lasting legacy for generations to come.
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Dara Engineering Consultants. Over the past 23 years I have seen Dara grow from the ground up to become the family of over 200 architects, engineers, and skilled professionals that we are today. Over the years I have had the privilege of working with a team of talented people who share my unwavering passion for architecture and engineering. Strong artistic background and futuristic vision on architectural expressions, have defined Dara’s unique style blending architecture and engineering with the brush strokes of simplicity, clearness, elementary, essentiality, purity, and minimalism with preference for primary forms and compact volumes.
Dara has expressed those architectural notes throughout all of our designs and developments in line with the combination of local and international architectural trends. We are honored that our contributions have helped shape the Qatar skyline over the years while earning architectural recognitions and awards throughout our journey.
We believe that the key to our success lies in the close collaboration between our office team, technical office, and site teams. This synergy allows us to deliver the highest quality projects that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of our valued clients.
We believe in making a positive impact on the communities we serve and leaving a lasting legacy while we remain committed to delivering exceptional results, upholding the highest standards of professionalism and ethics, and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in architecture and engineering.
Architecture, at its true essence, is a harmonious blend of creativity, functionality, and the power to inspire emotions. It is a medium through which we shape the world around us, leaving a lasting imprint on society and enriching the lives of individuals who interact with our creations. For us, each project is an opportunity to create something extraordinary, a manifestation of our profound understanding of design and its impact on the human experience.
Our commitment to excellence extends beyond aesthetics and technical mastery. We believe in designing spaces that evoke a sense of wonder, inviting occupants to connect with their surroundings on a deeper level. Whether it's a towering skyscraper, a serene cultural landmark, or a bustling urban development, we strive to imbue every design with a unique narrative that resonates with its purpose and context.
At Dara Engineering Consultants, we embrace the responsibility of shaping city skylines and contributing to the urban fabric. We understand that our creations have the potential to define communities, foster inclusivity, and spark innovation. It is this awareness that propels us to approach each project with unwavering dedication, utilizing our expertise to create environments that inspire collaboration, creativity, and human connection.
We are driven by a passion for sustainable design and responsible architecture. Recognizing the imperative to preserve our planet's resources, we integrate innovative solutions and cutting-edge technologies to minimize environmental impact. Our commitment to sustainability goes hand in hand with our belief that architecture should not only be aesthetically pleasing but also contribute positively to the well-being of people and the planet.
As Design Director, my role is to foster a culture of exploration, creativity, and collaboration within our talented team. We encourage our architects, engineers, and designers to push boundaries, challenge conventions, and continuously seek new inspirations. By nurturing this collective spirit of innovation, we ensure that our designs transcend trends and stand the test of time, leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come.