Tony Abi Gebrayel is the Company’s Managing Partner of MZ Architects-Abu Dhabi, Owner and Partner in MZ Architects, who has been working in the UAE for the past 13 years, making it possible to transform MZ’s Consultancy services business in the Middle East into a thriving, well respected practice. Prior to coming to the UAE, Tony was based in Doha, Qatar for 8 years where he led a number of MZ’s major building project during the transformation of Doha from a small port to a thriving International Business Capital that it is now known and respected throughout the Middle East and World as a whole.
Tony has been largely recognized for successfully leading a growing team of architects and engineers while being particularly strong advocate of designing for future, taking on challenging projects and creating iconic architecture. Tony and MZ Abu Dhabi team under his leadership have successfully been working on wide range of project such as private homes, residences, commercial buildings, mixed used large scale project and public buildings. Through his almost 21 years of professional career, Tony’s work has made its mark on the number of cities with iconic projects across the UAE, Lebanon, and Qatar. His design and leadership approach can be recognized the best through signature project, most notable being Aldar HQ, Al Raha Beach, internationally awarded landmark building in Abu Dhabi skyline and a great example of MZ project that combines feasibility, flexibility with its iconic form; Al Qana Development, Al Maqtaa, exceptional large scale waterfront project, with great functional diversity and distinctive architectural design, awarded as Project of the year 2019 by MECA; RBW3-C4 office building Al Raha Beach, awarded as Commercial Project of the Year 2021 by Architecture Leaders Awards; Sail building Al Raha beach; Yas Creative Hub, Yas Island, the first industry-specific build for the creative sector in the GCC, awarded as Project of the year 2020 by MECA and many more.