24 Sep 2019 3:15 -3:40 | Panel Discussion: Structural perfection in glass
Robert Stephens is an Executive Director for Inhabit, responsible for group operations in the Middle East and Europe. He has over 20 years of façade construction experience in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. For the last 15 years he has been heading up specialist façade teams servicing projects in the Middle East and U.K.
Robert has broad experience in the field, working with both concrete and steel construction. He has worked on a wide variety of projects which range from large scale multiple plot retail projects to singular mega high rise projects.
Robert is currently involved with an Expo 2020 projects in Dubai, One Zabeel for Meraas, the new Qatar metro, Muscat International Airport, Marina Capitol towers, Habtoor Residences, and the Saadiyat residential development.
Robert has developed particular expertise with regards to the design and construction of lightweight steel façade structures and warped geometries. He had articles published in the Steel Construction Institute U.K. and the Institute of Structural Engineers U.K. on sustainable design. He has also presented at technical conferences around the world. Currently Robert is on the committee of the Society of Facade Engineers in the Middle East, and is actively involved with its development.
Global Facades Leader
International Director, Head of Advanced Interdisciplinary Design & Innovation (AiDi)
Drees & Sommer
Head of Façade Engineering
Sobha Facades LLC
Manager – Architectural Advisory
Technal Middle East
Director of Architecture
Business Development Manager
AGC Middle East & Africa FZCO
Head of Façades
Head of Facades
Partner and Design Principal