Yahya Jan

NORR, President & Design Director | Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Yahya Jan is President & Design Director at NORR. With over 30 years of global experience, he leads the design efforts in the Middle East and Asia. Jan believes design is a creative process that challenges us to combine our understanding of life, science, and art. And where these aspects overlap, he believes first principle thinking can reveal solutions that make a better future.

Jan undertook his undergraduate and graduate studies at Princeton University. A licensed architect in New York, he worked for 10 years in the US before moving to Dubai in 1996. Since then, Yahya has played a pivotal design role at NORR, bringing to life visionary projects throughout the region. A winner of numerous international awards, his design and research is featured at conferences and in leading publications worldwide.

Yahya Jan


Annual Conference, Presenter (Middle East 2018)

Awards Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa Jury (2023)

CTBUH Initiatives

31 January 2018

CTBUH Team Travels to Dubai

CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood and Events Manager Jessica Rinkel-Miller traveled to Dubai in preparation for the 2018 Middle East Conference.