Head of Innovation


Farah Naz oversees Sustainability in Dubai, UAE for Buro Happold. Farah has over 15 years’ international experience in the UK, USA and UAE. Her work encompasses architectural design, environmentally-conscious projects, city level urban planning, energy master planning and delivery management.

Her recent work includes, the EXPO 2020 Sustainability Pavilion, Museum of the Future, Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi, BEE’ah Headquarters, King Abdul Aziz Centre for innovation in KSA and Masdar City.

Before joining Buro Happold, she worked as a technical specialist in building performance evaluation, passive and low energy design, energy-efficient retrofit and inclusive design projects in UK and USA.

Farah is enthusiastic about bringing in Eco conscious architectural design approach to an engineering solution. Her project Ashmount Primary School, a Zero Carbon Building, has won the RIBA Sustainable Buildings Award in 2015.

She focuses on working in Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing Agenda for Smart Cities, City resilience, adopting Concepts of Biomimicry and Liveability for delivering Future Cities in the Middle East. Her experience also includes developing green city initiatives with the Copenhagen Government and sustainable policy level work.

Farah is a Chartered Engineer registered with Engineering Council, UK. She is a board member of the Emirates Green building Council (EGBC), Member of CIBSE Resilient Cities Group and CIBSE Council, UK.