Driven by quality and design excellence

Dewan Architects + Engineers has been at the forefront of the Middle East's booming architectural and engineering design sector for almost three decades. Its founder and current Chairman and Managing Director, Mohamed Al Assam, established the inaugural Dewan office in Abu Dhabi in 1984 and successfully completed Dewan's first high-rise commercial project, Baniyas Tower, in 1988, which cemented Dewan's presence as a major player in the regional architectural scene. In 1999, Dewan's Dubai design studio was established, and it has rapidly become a prominent and integral contributor to the emirate's burgeoning and iconic skyline. Dewan further entrenched its leadership market position by establishing new offices in Iraq, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Philippines, and Barcelona with plans to further establish offices in SE Asia and Africa in the coming 2-3 years. Today Dewan is recognized as a global multi-disciplinary practice and is ranked as one of the top three firms regionally, and in the top 50 firms globally as rated by leading industry publications and its peers.


Holistic solution
focused approach

Beyond the disciplines of Architecture, our team boasts world-class talent in Project Management, Master Planning & Urban Design, Interior Design, Sustainability Design, Structural Design, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Structural Design, Construction Supervision, Cost Consultancy & Quantity Surveying, and Specification Writing.

Further, we regularly partner with specialist consultants in varying disciplines, to complement our team and service offering to our clients.


Creating a
better world

In the developed world, buildings use half the energy that is produced and generate half the carbon emissions - more than transport and industry. As architects and engineers, we have a responsibility to try to change this for future generations. Dewan is committed to ensuring that all our architects and engineers are certified LEED Accredited Professionals or ESTIDAMA professionals, and have comprehensive knowledge on the most up-to-date research and advancements in the field of sustainable design.

Our surroundings directly influence our lives, whether at home, at work, or in our communities and Dewan is dedicated to employing design and construction practices that dramatically minimize resource consumption and negative impact of buildings on the natural environment.


Technology and collaborative working

We have developed internal and external processes for authoring and sharing BIM between design team members, contractors and our clients. By storing & managing building information as databases, BIM solutions are captured, managed & presented in ways that are easier to understand for an international building team. As information is stored in a database, changes to that data can be logically managed throughout the projects life cycle.

By utilizing BIM, we provide improved visualization, communication and coordination, as well as conventional drawings that are active linked views of the project. We leverage this fact to provide contractors and clients enhanced drawings that would have been previously impossible.


Metaverse Architecture Department

A stand-alone think-tank and a design team committed to forging strong partnerships with digital creators, software firms, Metaverse developers, universities, architects and other related entities. The think-tank is where team members and external partners can share information and harness knowledge. The team will share successful findings and results on the Babel 4.0 platform so that industry peers can benefit from these outcomes.

Dewan’s ambition is to design to the same real-world high standards across the Metaverse. They strive to find alternative markets, encourage growth and develop their core competencies as one of the leading architectural design firms. Interestingly, the internet of things (IoT), augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence (AI), and the Metaverse are all slowly but surely becoming critical elements of good performance-based and environmentally-responsive design. Working in the Metaverse is the next logical step in this exciting evolution.