Speaker Name

Ahmad Bukhash

Dubai Creative Clusters Authority

Director of Urban Planning

AboutAhmad Bukhash

Ahmad Bukhash is currently the Director of Urban Planning at the Dubai Creative Clusters Authority and responsible for reviewing and regulating iconic master plans that fall within the Jurisdiction of major master developers within the Emirate such as Dubai Holding and MERAAS. These iconic developments encompass prominent developments such as the Dubai Design District; Dubai Harbour; Dubai International Financial Center; Dubai Hills Estate and Dubai Creek Harbour Developments.

During his studies Ahmad Bukhash first received his Bachelor of Architecture from the Wentworth Institute of Technology from Boston in 2002. Following the completion of his Bachelor degree, he then received the prestigious monbukagakusho scholarship from the Japanese Government in collaboration with the UAE ministry of higher education to continue his Architectural Master Studies in Japan at the Kyoto Institute of Technology, which he completed in 2006. After his graduation Bukhash returned to the UAE and was employed by Dubai Properties Group from 2007 until 2014 as the Director of Urban Planning and Design.

During his work career, Bukhash identified the need for developments to reflect the identity of their own culture and embody the spirit of place through modern abstractions and reinterpretations of traditional archetypes. This instigated him to establish his own architectural design practice in 2009 named ARCHIDENTITY. The main purpose behind the firm's establishment was to define a unique architectural identity suited to the present age in line with the Emirati traditions and customs. Bukhash was awarded the Sheikh Rashid Award for Academic Excellence in 2010 and remains heavily engaged in the field of Architectural Education as a Member of the Dubai Advisory Committee for the Architectural Program Development at the American University of Dubai.