Omar grew up in Lebanon and later relocated
to Ontario and New York where he completed both his Undergraduate and Graduate studies in Architecture.
International Project Development, Architectural Design and Site Supervision have been Omar's focus since
graduating from Pratt Institute in 1993 as he has delivered aesthetic, practical architectural, renewable energy and project
development solutions to his clients and particularly throughout Middle East and North America.
Omar's designs have been developed and delivered for clients in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Morocco, Dubai, Abu
Dhabi, Beirut, New York, New Jersey and Ontario. SDW's corporate inception as a Limited Liability Company came to fruition
in 2003 and has been active since in architectural design and project development opportunities. Recently, Omar began developing
initial architectural and urban design concepts in Istanbul, Baku and Doha. Completed projects with former employers (to name
a few) range from amusement parks in Tunisia and Morocco to high end residential designs, interior design & management
of multi-use commercial development in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and pharmaceutical building and envelope design and production
in East Hanover New Jersey. KFF and Novartis alone constituted an estimated construction cost of well over $1 Billion
As an architect, Omar has been involved in architectural
academia in Lebanon, New York, New Jersey and Ontario. Special emphasis on evolution of theory and practice in
a digital architectural environment and renewable energy lead Omar to continued ongoing independent academic research collaborations.
SDW LLC (Solh Design Workshop)
Established initially in 2003, SDW has been incorporated as Limited Liability Company . SDW is
presently based in Princeton, New Jersey and New York City. Currently, the firm has satellite operations in
Beirut, Dubai and Toronto. Our latest design of High Rise projects have been delivered in Abu Dhabi, Baku, Beirut,
Doha, Dubai, Istanbul Riyadh, New Jersey, New York and Toronto and with over 100 schematic and detailed designs, SDW is a
leading concept developer of High Rise Buildings with adaptive use of vertical public space and performance.
We are celebrating our 25 years of Innovative Design solutions and more so today as our abilities have been increased
through multiple modes of digital designs and presentations for our global clients. Master Planning remains another
discipline for which SDW recognized its importance and with design in almost every continent, Omar has delivered over 100
million sqm of master planning options and solutions to clients worldwide and in varied disciplines from residential, commercial,
transportation, airports, enterprise zones and multi use.
GCES LLC (Global Clean Energy Solutions) As of May 2014, GCES is a registered Limited Liability Company incorporated in The State of New Jersey, USA.
GCES LLC anchor research and development models for renewable energy technologies and creative designs for harnessing
both solar and wind. GCES is a standalone business model for Omar and SDW's clients with particular emphasis on digital renewable
energy case studies, carbon, water and land mass footprint reduction along with sustainable use of renewable
energy. GCES is aiming to adapt 101 products and services in renewable energy that are applicable to existing structures,
habitats, landscape, kinetic objects, infrastructure and applied technologies. Our design can be applied globally with
WindCone technologies and Photo Voltaic adaptive applications. Our aim is to offer a 0 % carbon emissions habitats in
both urban and suburban dwellings. GCES and Aqua Dynamics focus seawater desalination as part of a combination
of filtration, wind, concentrated solar power and reverse osmosis applied to sea vessels.
NTID (Nova Terra International Development) manages present (on going) and future (proposed) aspects of Property Development based
on economic and development indicators with third party stakeholders to our international clients with a delivery
path to meet their real estate needs from development and investing in existing properties to Real Estate Portfolio Management.
NTID addresses and implements case studies with effective financial and business solutions.
NTID also manages all aspects of Project Management both during construction and
interiors management with concentration on scheduling, submittal process, materials selection, detailing, bidding, project
direction, quality assurance, quality management, strategic planning and contract negotiations.
E D U C A T I O N
Master of Architecture: Pratt Institute
School of Architecture - October 1993
Brooklyn New York USA
Bachelor of Architecture:
School of Architecture
- February 1991
Brooklyn New York USA
X P E R I E N C E
+Gensler 2001 - 2002 New York New York USA
+Hillier Architecture 2000 – 2001 Princeton
New Jersey USA
and Sir Norman Foster and Partners1996-1999 Riyadh Saudi Arabia
+Khatib and Alami 1995-1996 Riyadh + Khobar
+ Jeddah Saudi Arabia
and Associates 1993-1994 Riyadh Saudi Arabia
+Solh Design Studio1991-1993 Brooklyn New York USA and Mississauga
+Pratt Institute Campus Management 1990 - 1991 Brooklyn New York USA