Employee Stories

When imagination, talent, and skill are at play

Meshal AlButhie

Position: Architect

Meshal, a freshly minted architect who works both on site and in the office, enjoys taking on new and interesting tasks with increasing levels of difficulty “it was a great opportunity to showcase my computational capabilities and design aesthetic in parametric modeling, visual scripting, kinetic architecture and fabrication details.”

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Ambition and legacy

Asem Alzubeir

Position: Senior Architect

Asem Alzubeir, a senior architect who joined Omrania in 2009, enjoys working on projects that allow him to tackle new challenges and contribute to society, with “human comfort and the environment” foremost among design goals.

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On designing vibrant urban communities

Alberto Oto

Position: Senior Urban Planner and Designer

Senior Urban Planner and Designer Alberto Oto embraces the challenges that come along with creating livable and affordable residential communities on a large scale.

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Taking on challenges

Rene Sumido

Position: Head of PHFP Section

Rene, Head of mechanical engineering (PHFP) in Riyadh, thrives on challenges. He has a sleeves-rolled-up approach to working on Omrania’s most complex projects, and says that “completing each one successfully makes your time worthwhile.”

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Driven by a passion for architecture

Lana Al Dwehji

Position: Architect

Meet Lana who joined Omrania in 2015 straight out of architecture school. She describes life at the firm as “fast-paced” and a “healthy work environment” where “ideas are shared across the table.” Also, “It is extremely mesmerizing to see a project being built from the ground up.”

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When you find a “home” for your career

Noor Tayyan

Position: Senior Architect

Noor joined Omrania after graduation and worked hard to expand her professional skill set. She is now a Senior Architect who feels at home when she’s at work. “Designing the Omrania office felt like designing our home.”

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A multicultural work environment

Javier Mena

Position: Senior Architect

Javier, a Senior Architect, enjoys designing large scale projects, and he enjoys the diversity of Omrania’s team “When we come from more than 34 different countries, things become quite interesting and challenging at the same time ☺”.

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On teamwork and learning on the job

Suleman Al Homran

Position: Architect

Since joining Omrania after graduation, Suleman has contributed to the architectural concept design of several important public sector projects, including one in which “I learned how to design a contemporary building that respects and engages in dialogue with its historic context.”

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Launching a career in architecture

Abdulrahman Alsamhan

Position: Architect

Abdulrahman has learned a lot since joining Omrania straight out of architecture school. He embraces hard work and the “high level of professionalism, respect, and appreciation” that defines Omrania’s culture.

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On-site expertise

Pascual Genoves Valarino

Position: Senior Architect

Pascual is a Senior Architect with major on-site responsibilities. He emphasizes the “human quality” of Omrania’s corporate culture and the team effort required to address complex technical challenges.

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Mega-projects and a sense of achievement

Paulo Albuquerque

Position: Senior Architect

Paulo, a Senior Site Architect, enjoys the thrills of working on big projects that combine architecture, engineering, urban planning, and interior design. “The projects and people at Omrania stimulate and motivate me to be a better professional every single day.”

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From concept to final design

Edwin Peleo

Position: Senior Architect

As a Senior Technical Architect, Edwin knows best how to take an architectural concept to final design; going through a rigourous process of detailing, code compliance, coordinating with all engineering disciplines… etc. When asked about the CMA tower, he said “The majority of these details had to be developed from scratch (not from standard details). I also take much pride and pleasure in seeing how these details worked out and got constructed.”

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