The Principal, and founding Director of Desypher, and architecture design office. Issam heads the Dubai office and has over 20 years of experience. Having worked under Andrew Kings (Melbourne) and Rasem Badran (Amman, Jordan), Issam established the practice in 1993 and has since developed Desypher with a specific interest in projects that demonstrate community and cultural benefit.
In addition to being a father of five young ones, Issam is currently undertaking his training in Estidama – a sustainability rating framework developed for the UAE context. If he’s not at his desk, he’s probably looking out for an untouched bit of wilderness in the UAE to go camping – no luck yet!
Check out some of the work he’s been involved in here.