Meet DJ Armin: Managing Partner of ZAS Group of Companies

by Editor

RIM|Real Estate Industry Media would like to introduce you to DJ Armin, the Managing Partner of ZAS Group of Companies. He began practicing Architecture after obtaining a Doctorate in Architecture, a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning obtained in Paris, France at Sorbonne University, and a Master of Architecture from Tehran University. DJ has been an international expert advisor to many governments and semi-governments such as Government of Libya, Government of Caribbean Island, Toronto Municipality and Government of Ivory coast. He also has been an advisor to the President of Kyrgyzstan since last 2 years.

His extensive design and management expertise of large scale and complex mixed-use, high-rise, and master planning projects has led to the successful completion of several infrastructure, cultural, corporate, institutional, residential, hospitality, passenger terminals, city centers, large neighborhoods, and private / public sector projects. He has assumed the role of Project Development Advisor in a number of projects worldwide. He is also extensively involved in seminars and magazine interviews as a distinguished speaker or an expert panelist.

His knowledge is broad and varied and has contributed to expanding company’s operation in the Middle East with the opening of the ZAS office in Dubai in 2004. Under his leadership, ZAS Dubai has been involved designing various projects in countries like Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, India, Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Qatar, Oman, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco and Kuwait. DJ has led many projects for major Dubai developers such as Emaar, Damac, Nakheel, etc.

DJ has led a few small and large scale development projects in Toronto and currently he is developing a large scale mix used development project in Kyrgyzstan which its design represents the Culture, History and nature of the country. The Development of these project has given DJ and ZAS the knowledge and the edge to provide Best Use Analysis and Development Advisory Services to many clients in MENA region and most recently in Dubai.

Here are two renderings by ZAS Group of their most upcoming project.

To people in the GTA, the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence, part of the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University’s Keele Campus, is iconic. The building was celebrated as One of 8 Favourite Buildings Featured in the Celebration of Ontario Architecture at Queen’s Park in 2019. Have you ever wondered, though, which architectural firm was behind the design of this beautiful building? That would be ZAS Architects + Interiors, a renowned architectural, interior design, and sustainable urban space firm in Canada. Their work is famous for addressing complex program challenges with innovative, user-friendly, and long-lasting solutions.

Originally founded in Canada over 40 years ago, ZAS Group of Companies with offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Dubai and Bishkek leads an affiliate network of firms. The diversity of ZAS portfolio is a direct result of the broad range of clients ZAS has collaborated with across the world. ZAS provide full services consultancy for Design, Construction, Project Management, Development, Development Advisory and Facilities Management services. Working comfortably with either private sector or governmental clients, ZAS services are delivered at a consistent high level of quality which has resulted in over 80 International Design Awards. Some of ZAS designs have been also featured in over 120 publications worldwide. Most recently the Innovation Hub building at RIT Dubai Campus has been ranked one of the quirkiest educational building designs in the world by News Week.

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