CREATIVE, ORIGINAL AND SOLUTION-FOCUSED
With 50 years of experience, our key factor to success is maintaining a solid commitment to provide our client with the standard of excellence they are accustomed to, while further offering the global expertise and knowledge that is available locally.
Our history and expertise in our field has seen AEB create, plan, execute and complete over 1500 projects for a broad range of client sectors, in a vast scope of services globally.
We pride our self on our technical and design ability, value-added engineering, high standards of quality, and adaptability to changes in the market by ensuring that AEB stays at the forefront of technology and resource development in the construction industry.
We have built our organization on key factors such as industry knowledge, industry network, technical experience, staff development and training, and the constant reinventing and expansion of our services in order to meet client needs. This, in addition to Quality Management processes, standards and policies of operation, has allowed AEB to grow to a strong hold of over 600 staff.
“Our vision is to deliver a sustainable future through innovation, creativity and state-of-the-art technologies”
Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah
The story of AEB is told through our clients, our employees and the communities in which we practice. At AEB we are constantly building on our pioneering work and consolidating long term commitment to the future development of the region. We are inspired to take on new business challenges that enable us to expand regionally and internationally.
Our roots are important to us. We built our firm the same way we build our client’s projects: from ground up.
We believe our success is largely due to our unwavering commitment to provide our clients and employees with their own unique opportunities to thrive.
As we constantly evolve and grow in today’s ever-changing market, we understand that maintaining a commitment to quality service, employee appreciation and delivering practical and state-of-the-art solutions to our clients is the key to our success.
For almost half a century AEB has been actively involved in designing landmark buildings. Today we take great pride in our past accomplishments and we look forward to the future challenges.
Diversity is our strength, an ability to translate the potential into reality, in each individual project. We consider every project to be a benefactor to a sustainable environment, local economy and community.
AEB draws on the strengths of a unique architectural methodology, established by Ibrahim M. Jaidah himself. Its focus is on the present development of the country, and, where appropriate, the firm preserves and articulates traditional architecture while ensuring that each design offers the client a functional space tailored to their needs and design brief. The firm’s approach is grounded in the search for contextually appropriate solutions. Special emphasis is given to climate and scale – and, as a result, AEB has been chosen numerous times to create landmark projects.
- 1991Ibrahim Jaidah acquired the firm with 6 employees
- 2001Nominated for Aga Khan Award for Architecture – Al Shaqab Institute for Girls
- 2002Winner of Arab Towns Organization Award – Al Shaqab Institute for Girls
- 2003Al Shaqab Project honored on 100 Riyal note
- 2004Nominated for Aga Khan Award for Architecture – Barzan Tower
Winner of Organization of Islamic Capitals & Cities Award – The Diplomatic Club
- 2005Ibrahim Jaidah received State Encouragement Award for his work in the field of architecture
- 2007Established Manila Office
- 2008Winner of Arab Towns Organization Award – Al Sharq Village & Spa
- 2010Winner of Organization of Islamic Capitals & Cities Award – Al Dhayaan Municipality
Ranked as one of Top 15 consultancies in the GCC
- 2011Winner of Construction Week Qatar – Consultancy of the Year Award
- 2012Winner in Tourism and Hospitality Cityscape Qatar – Al Sharq Village & Spa
Winner of Construction Week Qatar – Architecture Firm of the Year Award
- 2013Winner of Arab Towns Organization Award – Al Dhayaan Municipality
Established Muscat Office
- 2014Winner of Construction Week Qatar – Architecture Firm of the Year Award
Winner of Construction Week Qatar – Hospitality Project of the Year Award
- 2015Winner of Construction Week Qatar – Architecture Firm of the Year Award
Winner of Construction Innovation Awards – Engineering Firm of the Year Award
- 2016Winner of Construction Week Qatar – Architecture Firm of the Year Award
Winner of The BUILD 2016 Architecture Awards – Multidisciplinary Consultancy & Design Firm of the Year
Winner of Qatar Sustainability Awards – Green Office Building – Ghanem HQ
Winner of Qatar Sustainability Awards – Green Interior Fit-out – RasGas HQ
- 2017Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture – Msheireb Mosque
Winner of Construction Innovation Awards – Health and Safety Initiative of the Year
Winner of Qatar Sustainability Awards – Green Building Consultant
Winner of Qatar Sustainability Awards – Green Interior Fit-out – Qatar Museums Office Tower
Winner of A’ Design Award 2017 for Creative legacy, Retro and Evergreen Design
- 2018Finalist of World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2017 – Commercial Mixed-use Future Projects – Mixed-Use in Al Rayyan
Winner of Construction Week Oman – Highly Commended Commercial Project of the Year – National Bank of Oman
Winner of MIPIM/The Architectural Review (AR) Future Project Awards 2018 – Sports and Stadiums category – Al Thumama Stadium
Established Salalah Office
- 2019Winner of Best Design for Sustainable Building Competition – Sendian Tower
- 2020Winner of Qatar Sustainability Awards for Green Residential Building – Marina 09
- TodayOver 600 employees
Over 1600 in-house completed projects
At AEB our team is a group of committed individuals, delivering the best the industry has to offer in their specialized field of works.
The AEB business culture is one that encourages integration, communication and it’s always a team effort that has helped AEB deliver a successful project portfolio reaching international locations.
With management and key staff being a part of the AEB family ranging from 8 to 25 years, is testament to the working environment and culture.
We successfully combine local expertise with global knowledge that stems from sharing experience from 35 different countries. As a team we are ready to deliver our clients excellence in service, and support from concept to completion.
Integrity, Leadership, Teamwork, Innovation and Ambition – AEB core values that reflect our Business principles and form the basis of our conduct and interaction with stakeholders
AEB is committed to the community where our employees live and work by supporting educational programs, but also serving as ambassador to the local heritage and local traditional architecture.
Scholarships and Grants
AEB sponsors awards to graduating students at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar. This not only rewards talented students for their hard work throughout the course, but also encourages entrepreneurship. The firm also offers scholarships to outstanding students venturing into design fields of study.
AEB has played a vital role in 2012 Business Leader Campaign in collaboration with INJAZ Qatar.
Lectures / Workshops / Conferences
AEB has a close working relationships with Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar University, Carnegie Mellon University and Georgetown University in Qatar.
AEB strongly supports local, regional and international internship placement programmes. This is part of the firm’s continuing commitment to sharing its vast experiences and knowledge with a young and enthusiastic generation of architects and designers.
A main contributor to the success of our firm in Vernacular, Heritage, and Cultural advisory projects is our great dedication to Research and Development.
“Qatari Style” investigates the interior design trends that celebrate the personal and local dispositions reflected in the spaces. Authored by Ibrahim M. Jaidah and published by Hirmer Verlag in 2019, the book features selected interiors which are pioneering examples of how new and foreign influences are absorbed harmoniously into local design and culture whilst retaining the traditional charm. Qatar, a small peninsula in the Arabian Gulf – was a crossroad to many trading and migration routes which resulted in the development of the distinctive local style. Rich in colour, opulent in detail, rarely minimal, Qatari style is noteworthy for its depiction and fusion of various influences.
AEB 1966-2016 Fifty years of architectural design in Qatar, published by SKIRA Milano, honors a half a century of firm’s direct involvement in building of the modern State of Qatar.
The book has been carefully curated with introductory essays by prof. Ashraf M. Salama and Luca Molinari which construe the milieu in which firm has been practicing. It features 40 projects; architectural opus that best describes firm’s design philosophy and show major milestones it has achieved in the past fifty years. Selected projects vary in their typology and scale, and better explain how simple elements of the past translate into contemporary architectural vocabulary.
“99 Domes,” commissioned by QM and authored by Ibrahim M. Jaidah, was the natural outcome of a prestigious project of national significance and sacred character designed and led by AEB: Masjid of Imam Sheikh Mohammad ibn Abdul Wahhab.
The book documents the stylistic historical development of religious architecture in Qatar, and highlights the design features and intricacies of this outstanding edifice. It is intended to take readers onto a rich visual tour of the mosque by highlighting its unique elements, which eventually reveal an ambitious state vision that aspires to translate cultural forms via an inimitable contemporary language of architecture.
Published in 2009, “The History of Qatari Architecture” authored by AEB’s CEO Ibrahim M. Jaidah, is a wealth of research compiled over a span of eleven years, and organized to give a detailed insight into the fascinating history and development of the geographical, historical and functional aspects of architecture in Qatar.