Haydar K. Hassan, AIA

Haydar K. Hassan

Chairman, Board of Directors


Bachelor of Architecture, University of Damascus, Syria


Registered Architect, Pennsylvania, USA


American Institute of Architects (AIA)


Haydar Hassan is the CEO and the managing partner of AE7. His strategic thinking and creative vision is the catalyst for exceptional results. Haydar has a unique gift and ability to secure large commissions, while orchestrating and directing a diverse group of professionals on these monumental projects. His ethos, “deliver the unexpected,” is the mantra for his passionate team of professionals, who create and produce award-winning projects and add value to our clients.

Prior to AE7, Haydar was the founding principal and visionary leader of┬áBurt Hill’s expansion into Dubai with their first project in 1999. Through his tenacious leadership, Haydar opened the Dubai office and soon after the Abu Dhabi office. Under his management, as the Director of Burt Hill International, he grew the international office from an office of 6 to over 600 employees in 4 years, more than doubling the entire company and launching Burt Hill from a regional domestic practice into the global arena. Haydar served on the Board of Directors and also as part of the core leadership group on the Executive Committee of Burt Hill. Haydar is a native of Iraq and a US citizen, with his architectural career spanning over 20 years.