Tariq Abbas

Tariq Abbas, BEng, MSc

Associate Director

With over 25 years of experience within the built environment sustainability sector, Tariq is a core member of our sustainability and resiliency team. His experience covers various sectors including built environment sustainability at regional, state, master plan and building scales. Alongside this, Tariq has experience in the public sector covering a range of critical national infrastructure developments on behalf of the Abu Dhabi Police and in the private sector covering a range of building typologies including commercial office, retail, residential, industrial, education, tourism and hospitality sectors in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and United Kingdom.

In the U.K., his notable achievements include the sustainability, energy and thermal design of the Swiss Re ‘Gherkin’ building with Foster and Partners architects and the ‘Walkie-Talkie’ building by architect Rafael Viñoly which are two of central London’s signature buildings. Tariq’s first consultancy project involved the HVAC retrofit to a lower energy, high air and thermal quality large scale banking hall within the Bank of England.

In the Middle East, signature projects he has been involved in include sustainable master planning services for an island community development, a highly sustainable headquarters building for a local banking giant, design and construction sustainability technical implementation of over 1,000 island homes. Tariq was also instrumentally involved in the development and implementation of Abu Dhabi’s Estidama Pearl Rating Systems for master plans, buildings and homes.