Mustafa’s design-focused approach ensures the highest quality is achieved on all projects. His designs are sensitive and responsive to their locality, taking influence from their social, economic, environmental and urban context to create award-winning and internationally-recognized architecture.
His involvement in projects covers the full spectrum of project delivery – from the concept to leading the design and production team, through to construction and completion. His consistent contact with clients ensures careful management of projects as they progress.
Mustafa has over 20 years of experience as an architect and is particularly adept in managing multi-disciplinary, international teams, collaborating with KPF’s New York office to develop and expand the firm’s international practice. Since joining KPF in 1999, he has worked on a variety of schemes across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Projects range from commercial, residential, hospitality, and mixed use developments to large-scale masterplans with complex urban and transportation issues.
Most recently, Mustafa has served as Design Principal overseeing the Abu Dhabi International Airport, one of the largest projects currently under construction in the world. The project will dramatically increase the airport’s capacity, allowing it to process 50 million travellers per year and confirming Abu Dhabi’s status as both a global business centre and luxury destination.
In Dubai, Mustafa has worked on the Downtown West development in the city’s new Opera district; two residential and hotel towers adjacent to the Burj Khalifa. Other recent projects in the Middle East include the financial headquarters of Ziraat Bank in Istanbul, which draws on Turkey’s rich cultural heritage to create a distinctive silhouette within the city’s emerging financial International Financial Centre. In Kuwait, Mustafa served as Senior Designer for KIPCO Tower, a dramatic office tower that references the sand and sea of its geographical context.
In London, Mustafa worked as Senior Designer on the original Pinnacle scheme; a landmark, high-rise commercial office building in the City of London, and was involved in the design development of 190 Strand, the mixed-use redevelopment of a sensitive site in a central London Conservation Area.
Mustafa’s experience in Asia includes the Gemdale mixed use development, which will form the heart of the rapdily developing Zhongxin District in Shenzhen, China. The project is currently under construction and includes a 375m tower.
Prior to joining KPF, Mustafa worked in Beirut where, as part of a joint venture, he designed and managed the construction and renovation of projects across the Lebanese capital. He obtained his Master of Architecture from the Architectural Association (AA) in London, and his Bachelor degree from the American University of Beirut.