Company Ethos
ARCHIDENTITY® follows a post-modernist approach in its architectural designs where traditional typologies of the Arabian Gulf States are reinterpreted into a modern context.

This particular reinterpretation transgresses beyond mere ornamental and decorative representations but rather focuses on the vital components that characterize local architecture within the Arab Gulf States. These components are then reinterpreted through functional uses suited to the present age. Our design process is based on fostering a unique and distinctive identity with all our designs by infusing it with regional symbolism.



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    Ahmed Bukhash

    CHIEF ARCHITECT + FOUNDER - BA (Arch), M.Eng. Architecture & Design

    Ahmed Bukhash is an emarati national from Dubai. He first received his Bachelor of Architecture from the Wentworth Institute of Technology from Boston in 2002. Following the completion of his studies, he then received the prestigious monbukagakusho scholarship from the Japanese Government in collaboration with the UAE ministry of higher education to continue his Architectural Master Studies in Kyoto; Japan which he completed in 2006. During his masters Ahmed published a thesis based on the methodology of Japanese architects in embodying the regional symbolism of Japan within their architecture works and how the same can be adapted to the Arab Gulf States. He also worked as an intern with the Osaka Branch of Nikken Sekkei Ltd.; the leading architecture firm in Japan.
    Following his graduation Ahmed returned to the UAE and was employed as a senior architect within Dubai Properties Group in 2007. During his employment with Dubai Properties Group; Ahmed identified the need for developments to reflect the identity of their own culture and embody the spirit of place through modern abstractions and reinterpretations of traditional archetypes. This instigated him to establish his own architectural design practice in 2009. The main purpose behind the firm's establishment was to define a unique architectural identity suited to the present age while is simultaneously in line with our traditions and customs.
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    Mohammed Sharaf is an emirati national from Dubai. He graduated in 2003 from McGill University, Canada, with a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering. After graduation, Mohammed pursued a career with Schlumberger Well Services, where he worked as a Field Engineer serving projects for clients such as ADNOC and Dolphin Energy. In 2005, Mohammed moved to Sharaf Industries to work as a Business Development Manager, where he served to develop businesses such as Sharaf Design.In 2007, Mohammed moved to Dubailand LLC, where he served as Manager of the Project Management Department to manage investor projects such as Motor City and City of Arabia.
    Mohammed later returned to Sharaf Group as Manager of the Logistics and Terminal Management department of Sharaf Group. He recently joined ARCHIDENTITY in 2012 as a managing partner to develop and manage the business arm of the company by providing valuable input in terms of his experience in the fields of project management and business development.
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    Takeshi Maruyama has achieved his Bachelor Degree in 1994 and Master Degree in 1996 from Tokyo University, Japan. After 10 years working as a project architect for a major Japanese design-built company, he practiced at a local design firm in Dubai for 5 years. As Senior Architect, he is capable to manage all design phases from Conceptual Design to Site Supervision based on experiences both in Japan and Dubai, and his design ranges from interior design to urban planning.
    He leads not only the team but also all collaborates to realize the concepts with optimum architectural details and technologies, and tries to embody the hybrid of both Japanese and Arabic modern culture.
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    Timsy Awtani graduated from the University of Bath, UK with the bachelor of science in architecture in 2010, which has a joint teaching of architecture and engineering, giving her a clear understanding of the collaboration between heart and head in design. Her creativity has led her to be involved in numerous projects such as designing private residential villas located around the UAE, teaming up with interior designers to design villa complexes and conceptualizing retail/commercial
    developments along the beaches of Dubai. Her signature style focuses on materiality, natural light and function.
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    Mohammed Masood received his Diploma from the Indian Institute of Management and Engineering, Karnataka, India. After having worked in India for 2 years, he moved to Dubai in 2007 to work as an Autocad operator and project coordinator.
    His extensive knowledge in architectural, structural and MEP makes him a key team member and collaborator, working closely and directly with the project team to deliver efficiently.
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    Pawan Kumar S. Malpe received his Diploma from the Indian Institute of Management and Engineering Studies, Karnataka, India. With 2 years of experience in India, he moved to Dubai in 2006 and worked for a reputed company as a senior AutoCAD draftsman.
    His key role is to coordinate with the architect and structural engineer to prepare detail drawings.
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    Joannah P. Afable is a Bachelor of Science Degree Holder with Major in Accountancy from Immaculate Conception College, Philippines. Having a 7 years of work experience in Philippines, with a varied exposures in both administrative and operation departments.
    Started working in Dubai in 2012 as a company administrator gaining expertise in the Interior Fit-out and Design Industry.
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    Adetayo Odulana is a design architect with a background education in Fine arts & crafts and Digital media. He attained his bachelor of architecture degree from the American University of Sharjah (NAAB Accredited), with a Design-Build studio in his final semester. His extensive Design based education plus his interest in product & industrial design, enabled him to develop a fascination with the act of making, thinking critically and creatively in design with a keen attention to detail. Thus far, he has gained professional experience designing projects and proposals, in the U.A.E, Nigeria and India. These projects range from single family Villas to High rise & mixed use developments to master plan proposals.
    He was part of a team that were involved in the design of two distinctive, timeless and elegant 5 star hotels and 1 high rise residential tower along the Dubai marina beachfront. Adetayo strives to create spaces that evoke and explore all human senses and emotion that can be perceived while harmoniously integrating elements in its environment, the urban context and traditional plus contemporary techniques.



"Boutique Architecture Firm of the Year"

Aug 22, 2011

ARCHIDENTITY shortlisted for ME Architect Awards 2010 as “Boutique Architecture Firm of the Year”.

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"Heights of Glory"

Nov 30, 2011

ARCHIDENTITY participates in the Special Edition Article to Commemorate the 2014 UAE national day entitled “Heights of Glory” and discusses the importance of retaining a Local Architectural Identity.

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"Construction Week UAE Infrastructure Summit 2014"

Mar 05, 2014

ARCHIDENTITY Joins the Panel Discussion Held at the Construction Week UAE Infrastructure Summit 2014 to discuss “providing the incentives for private delivery of social housing”.

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"What Does 2020 Dubai Look Like?"

Mar 27, 2014
Imagining a Future Dubai: what does 2020 Dubai Look Like?” at the URBAN AGENDA 2020 Conference held at the Dubai World Trade Center. Read More

"Architectural Digest Middle East – Art of Dining"

Nov 13, 2017
Inspired by the Bentley Brand, ARCHIDENTITY created something Phenomenal. Read More




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