SSH announces new Architecture Directors
SSH appoints Shane Lahiff as the new Architecture Director for Design, and we also welcome our newly appointed Architecture Director for Delivery, Sami Abou Merhi. Together with their teams, Shane and Sami will be focusing on design quality, design management, as well as improved efficiency, ultimately resulting in greater client satisfaction and business growth.
Shane Lahiff is the Architecture Director for Design. With 15 years of diverse project experience, Shane has led design projects across the GCC, the United Kingdom and Ireland. He joined SSH in 2016 and has had a key role in expanding the company’s design portfolio across the region, specialising in large-scale, mixed-use, master planning and hospitality projects.
Shane has collaborated with leading international brands, delivering award-winning hotel projects in Oman, KSA and Bahrain. He is a graduate of Dublin School of Architecture and holds a professional diploma in architecture from University College Dublin.
New to SSH, Sami has successfully led the design on many competitions and projects over the past 20+ years. Having worked on every aspect of projects design, from concept to implementation, his experience, passion and creativity have ensured the success of many prominent projects across different countries.
Sami’s diverse portfolio spans a wide spectrum of sectors, including hospitality and resorts, mixed-use, high-rise, healthcare, cultural and residential. Having worked with international firms at managerial positions, he brings a deep knowledge of the GCC and European markets coupled with a wealth of experience in the architecture field with a hands-on approach.
As a business, we have no doubt that they will lead the Design team towards even greater success, and we wish them both the very best in their new roles.