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Team

  • Omar Al Omari

    Omar Al Omari

    Partner  

    Graduated from the Architectural Association in London, specialising in complex geometry. His experience ranges from leading large scale international projects, including infrastructure, high-rise and mixed-use developments, to designing bespoke residences.

    During his 7 years at Foster + Partners, he was responsible for numerous large-scale projects including the award-winning 150,000sqm Amman Living Wall mixed-use development and Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport’s complex roof superstructure. Amongst the several projects he led as an Associate Partner were the iconic 65 storey, 165,000sqm mixed-use towers of Platinum Park in Kuala Lumpur and three 50-storey towers in central Shanghai.

    Omar founded OAOA in 2012 and is currently overseeing the design and construction of 77 Peninsula Islands Villas and 50 Golf side apartment buildings within the 4.3Msqm Ayla development in Aqaba, Jordan.

  • Deena Fakhro

    Deena Fakhro

    Partner  

    Graduated with Honours from the Architectural Association in London. During her studies, she was involved with Tilke on Bahrain’s Formula 1 Track and also worked at SOM Chicago’s urban design studio, participating in numerous international masterplans, including the Bahrain 2030 nationwide masterplan.

    Her 5 years as a Project Director at ACME focused on landmark cultural and commercial buildings with complex geometries and specialist construction across Europe, the Middle East and Australia. Notable projects include the Royal Institute of Human Development, a 4,000sqm education centre in Bahrain, and the Eastland Shopping Centre in Melbourne, a 70,000sqm mixed-use civic and retail scheme.

    Deena is a partner at OAOA since 2013, she leads the design direction of the practise including several masterplan and architectural projects.

  • Mihaela Cojan

    Mihaela Cojan

    Associate Partner  

    Graduated from University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu”, Bucharest. Her experience at several firms across Europe (United Kingdom, Italy, France and Romania) spans from smallest scale of furniture and interior design to large public buildings and housing complexes.

    Mihaela joined OAOA in January 2015, and has been the Associate Partner in charge of liaising with clients, consultants, suppliers and contractors on the Crescent (7,900 sqm) and Clusters (10,000sqm) buildings for Ayla Golf Apartments.

    In November 2016 she relocate to Jordan to be part of the supervision team of Ayla Golf Apartment project, overseeing design implementation and dealing with site issues.

  • Christopher Yah

    Christopher Yah

    Associate  

    Graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London (M.Arch RIBA Part 2). Through his studies, he assisted in the design of KLIA2’s AirAsia Air Traffic Control Tower with Reka Consult Architects. He also worked in GDP Architects, where he participated in concept and design strategies for Tropicana SOHO Development master-plan in Johor, Malaysia.

    Chris’s final year project entitled “Gaming Oubliette” won him the first runner up for the HIA-HYP CUP 2015 International student competition and was featured in Urban Environment Design, vol99, Bernard Tshumi. After graduating, he participated at the AA in workshops and as visiting critic.

    He joined OAOA Architects in 2015, there he worked on multiple large scale projects across the Middle East and the UK. Amongst the several projects he led was a residential development (21 apartments, 1,600 sqm) in Ealing, London. He was also heavily involved in the detail design stage of The Crescent (3 buildings, 7,900 sqm each) in Jordan while incorporating architecture with augmented reality, including a Villa (3,500 sqm) in Saudi Arabia.

  • Huida Xia

    Huida Xia

     

    Graduated from the Architectural Association in London. During his studies, he was worked at Serie Architects as a Part I assistant on a number of projects with a variety of programs and typology across the UK, Indian, China and Singapore. The notable projects include London Olympic 2012 BMW Pavilion at Stratford, Singapore State Courts, Yan ZhenQing Museum in Shandong, China, and Aarvli Resort in Goa, India.

    Huida joined OAOA since 2014, He worked on masterplan projects including Ayla Peninsula Villa, Ayla Golf Residence and Rehaan Valley. He is also involved in a number of private villa projects.