Name: Mohammed Ayoub
Job Title: Senior designer
Firm Name and Location: HDR Architecture, New York, N.Y.
Age: 36
Professional Credentials: AIA, ARB, RIBA
Education: BA, MArch, University of Westminster, London

Helped firm build international design studio in San Francisco. HDR relocated him to Manhattan after just three years to do the same for firm’s New York office, where he leads the design group.

Lead designer for several major HDR projects in the United Kingdom, Middle East, Asia, and North America, including $1.5 billion Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and 400,000-sf Advocate Christ Medical Center, Chicago.

Designed double skin for Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi, that reduces energy consumption around 20%.

Known for designing avant garde buildings, he develops computer animation presentations for potential clients so they better understand the building, which has helped the firm win commissions.

Chartered member, Royal Institute of British Architects.


Visiting critic, University of Westminster; Architectural Association, London.

Former member of board of directors, Stepping Stones Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder, San Mateo, Calif.

Off the Clock:

Signature look: cuff links and stripped socks.

“Monty Python” aficionado.

Secret Life:

Lineage traces back to King David on mother’s side.


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