Designation: Vice president
Yahya Jan finds a natural balance between the design process and the technical activities that lead to a successful business. After working as senior designer on Emirates Towers, Jan was promoted to design director at Norr’s Dubai office. In 2004, he assumed the role of vice president and design director.
“Since our proposition to prospective and current clients is often centered on our creative design abilities combined with our technical know-how, I find there are natural synergies in a combined leadership role in leading design and winning new work,” he explains.
In Kuwait, Jan led the design of the Avenues retail mall, which has been developed over three phases, and the 40-storey Trade Center Tower.
In Dubai, some of Jan’s best-known projects include the Shangri-La Hotel and the Al Fattan Marine Towers. As for Dubai, Jan believes it is “unique among cities.”
Jan is a graduate of Princeton University who first began working for Norr in the Middle East in 1996.