Robert Stephens Executive Director & Founding Partner, Middle East & Europe

Robert is an Executive Director and Founding Partner based in Dubai and is responsible for Inhabit’s Middle East and Europe operations. He leads engineering innovation and client activity for UAE based clients, the region having some of the most complex geometries in the world.

Robert has been involved in the high-rise and, more recently, super high-rise façade industry for over 15 years with experience in the Far and Middle East. For the last 8 years, Robert has been based in Dubai where he has led specialist façade teams across a range of engineering related disciplines. An acknowledged technical leader in the field, Robert has a particular interest in warped façades, having been involved in the development of new techniques in understanding and designing complex geometry façades. His involvement in projects such as Ocean Heights and Park Towers has added to his interest in resolving complex commercial and engineering based problems.

Robert is a Chartered Structural Engineer and a fellow of the Society of Façade Engineers and has been invited to speak at many notable industry events. He sits on the committee and is actively involved in the formation of the Middle East and Africa Division.

Some of Robert’s most prominent projects include:

.  Signature Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
.  Vision Tower Business Bay, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
.  United Tower, Kuwait
.  Dubai Festival City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
.  New Meydan Race Course, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
.  Sama Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
.  Pearl Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
.  Park Place, Dubai, United Arab Emirates