Lamya Sabah Talat

Lamya Sabah Talat

United Arab Emirates



Owner & partner of Stella Design FZ- LLC in UAE, a small family business, we provide architectural and interior design services. Please refer to our website

Master Degree in Architecture, graduated from University of Auckland, New Zealand in May 2000 with honors.

Offering 20 years of versatile experience in developing, managing and coordinating, Architecture & Interior design projects. Have worked in Amman, Auckland, Melbourne, Dubai and Doha on various projects ranging from residential villas, retail, commercial high rise office and residential towers in addition to large scale mix-use developments. 



Midmac Contracting LLC., Doha - Qatar, Senior Architect

Manage and supervise the architecture team, check shop drawings production, coordinate with designer, structure, MEP, client and sub-contractors. Produce progress reports to management. Plan drawing deliverables as per and in coordination with the construction schedule. Interview and hire draftsmen. Produce and update finishes schedules and manage RFIs to design consultant.


Qatar Foundation Headquarters in Education City. The project is of two buildings, an office tower and low rise research centre with underground car-parking and landscaped podium. Valued at $ 220 Million.

Barwa Financial District – West Bay in Doha. The project is a mix-use development of three basement car-parking, 9 high-rise office towers from 25 – 47 floors. A high rise five star hotel, of 404 keys and a few low rise buildings, the prayer hall, energy centre and multi-storey car-park building. An area of 380,000 sq.m and budget of $ 3.4 Billion.

Aug 2009 - Dec 2011

KHome International, Dubai, UAE, Architect - Project Manager

Representing the client DMCC, monitor and follow up of architecture and interior design submissions with design consultant, contractor, hotel operator as per client directions.
Check drawings compliance with codes and regulations, follow up with tourism authority for hotel design compliance. Monitor deliverables as per the contract, check and comment on design submissions& reports , distribute information to various stakeholders.


DMCC Business Park, Emirates Hills, Dubai – Mix Use Development of Hotel G+35 with 4 & 5 star hotels n one tower. Office Tower G+ 36 and 8 medium rise office blocks range from G+9 to G+16 around a central green park and retail strip on the second floor, valued at $ 1 Billion.

Sep 2008 - Mar 2009

Godwin Austen Johnson, Dubai, AE, Architect

Design development and construction drawings production for private luxury villas.
Coordination with MEP and structural disciplines.
Concept design, 3D models using REVIT, produce design brief reports.


RAK Residential Golf Resort – Design apartment layouts

Sharjah Market – Design development and reports

Qanat al-Qasba – Childrens Play Ground, 3D images, concept design reports.

Villa Zaal – al Barari Residence Development – Design development of different layouts

Villa Jones in Palm Jumeirah – Details and working drawing set
Produce concept and detail drawings,

Dec 2006 - Jun 2008

KEO International Consultants, Dubai, AE, Project Architect

Management, design development and shop drawings production.
Design calculations as per Dubai municipality regulations. Coordinate with MEP, Structure, interiors and landscape. Produce construction details. Manage RFI queries from contractors.


Reef Tower, Jumeira Lake Towers, Dubai. High-rise office tower, G+32 with 2 levels of basement car-parking.

Al-Rashdan Tower, Dubai Marina, Residential Apartments G+20Al-Rashdan Tower, Dubai Marina, Residential Apartments G+20.

Between The Bridges, Abu-Dhabi, Mix Use Development of a 5 star resort hotel, 161 apartments, G+9, 163 executive accommodation building, 6 luxury villas, 1 presidential villa, retail complex, health spa, lighthouse restaurant, cost $240 Million. Responsible for the 6 villas and helped on the lighthouse restaurant.

Mar 2005 - Nov 2006

Bruce Henderson Architects, Melbourne, AU, Architect

Design, co-ordination with MEP/Structure, co-ordinate with interior design and produce architectural and interior details. Door schedule reports, ramp and stair structural details.


Royal Domain Tower, St. Kilda Rd, Melbourne, G+41, 138 apartments & 440 car-parking spaces.

TRIBECA Development, Melbourne, 430 apartments in 7 buildings with retail, cost $120 Million .Working drawings for tender.

Emmy Monash Home for the Aged, Melbourne – Planning permit and design development drawings

Dec 2002 - Feb 2004

Hayball Leonard Stent, Melbourne, AU, Architect

Design development, co-ordinate with MEP/Structure, manage tender drawings, produce coordinated working drawings and details for construction as per specifications. Comply with design codes.

Uropa Apartments, Carlton, Melbourne, 195 apartments in 3 buildings. Design development, working drawings.

Leicester Street, student housing, Melbourne, G+8, 106 apartments. Design development and documentation.

East Gippsland School for Disabled Children, Melbourne. Design development and tender documents.

Feb 2002 - Dec 2002

Urban Design Architects, Melbourne, AU, Project Architect

Design apartments and furniture layouts, produce building elevations and sections.
Coordinate with MEP, Structure, Liaise with suppliers.
Comply with building codes and regulations.
Apply planning authority requirements,
Calculate Net and Gross areas.


Federatione Tower - High Rise Residential, G+ 29, Southbank, Melbourne. Design development, coordination and documentation.

Horizon Residential Development - G+ 5, 47 units and 82 Townhouses, Melbourne – Cost $30 M.

Roden Street - Renovation of existing industrial building into 76 warehouse apartments.

May 2001 - Feb 2002

Metier 3, Melbourne, AU, Architect

Design development of floor plans, coordinate design with MEP & Structure. Produce building sections and Steel cladding details.

University of Melbourne extension, included academic accommodation G+ 8 floors, lecture theatre buildings in Melbourne, cost $250 M

Jul 1999 - Feb 2000

Peddle Thorp & Aitkins, Auckland, NZ, Junior Architect

Design development, drafting, architecturakl and interior drawings production including floor plans, ceiling plans, door & window schedules, drywall /precast details, stairs, kitchen and bathroom interior details. Coordination with MEP, Structural drawings.
Survey and draw the Courthouse building, this is a heritage building part of Metropolis Hotel development, involved drawing up of plans and four elevations. This building was transformed into a restaurant at the time of designing the Metropolis tower.


The Ascott Metropolis, G+ 41, 360 rooms, retail, pool, health club and 230 car-parking spaces in downtown Auckland, attached with the heritage courthouse building via a bridge, cost NZ $99 Million.

Ascot Hospital, Greenlane, Auckland, cost $35 Million.

The Sebel, Viaduct Basin, Auckland, G+ 5, 144 Apartments and F&B retail, cost $20 Million.

Lighter Quay North, Viaduct Basin, Auckland, G+ 4, 29 luxury apartments, cost $22 Million.

Jun 1997 - Jun 1999

Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, NZ, Draftsman

Following the completion of 2D and 3D AutoCAD courses at AIT, an oppotunity risen to survey, measure and update building layouts and extensions of two university campuses drawings using AuotCAD.

May 1996 - Jun 1997


The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ, MArch, Architecture Technology

MA Architecture (Hons)
Jan 1997 – Jun 1999

Thesis: Wind Damage to Low Rise Domestic Buildings in NZ

Courses: Practice Management & Law
Project Management
Research Methods

Jan 1997 - May 2000

Areas of Specialization 


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