Tariq Khayyat is an architect, designer and university lecturer with over 15 years of experience in delivering international projects across all stages, from inception to completion. He founded Tariq Khayyat Design Partners (tkdp) in 2018. Tariq is responsible for the overall design direction and business strategy of the firm, overseeing all R&D aspects from market analysis to technological advancement. Prior to establishing tkdp, Tariq worked as project director and designer at Zaha Hadid Architects in London. He co-designed and led a number of ZHA’s seminal projects, including Bee’ah HQ in Sharjah, UAE, and the Meixihu International Culture & Arts in Changsha, China and King Abdullah II Performing Art Centre.