Zuhair Hamed Fayez



BSc. Engineering -1970 - Colorado University - USA. 
BArch. Architecture -1970 - Colorado University - USA. 
MArch. Architecture (Urban Design) -1971- Colorado University -USA.
Honorary Degree Doctor of Humane Letters Honoris Causa - 2010


1975 - Present
Zuhair Fayez Partnership, KSA

In 1975, Mr. Fayez returned from USA to Saudi Arabia, to establish his own architectural and engineering company under the name of "Zuhair Fayez and Associates" later known as the "Zuhair Fayez Partnership" (ZFP). The company started with eight employees and later has grown to its present day size of approximately 1000 professionals and support personnel located in eight offices in two countries; Saudi Arabia (Jeddah, Riyadh, Dhahran, Al-Khobar, Tabuk, Taif, Khamis Mushayt) and Egypt (Cairo).

Mr. Fayez broad vision in work planning and successful investment in talented professionals made him expand beyond the traditional organization’s expertise of Architecture, Engineering and Construction Management into new challenging work areas of Information Systems and Industrial Engineering, in which ZFP competes and excels. Mr. Fayez is assisted by a group of long experienced and dynamic Saudi managers performing effectively under his leadership.

1969 - 1971, 1972 - 1973
Maxwell Saul and Associates, Colorado, USA
Employed by the architectural firm of Maxwell Saul and Associates, Denver, Colorado. Initially Mr. Fayez worked on a part time basis and later as a full time employee. During this time he received a wide range of experience in architecture including design, presentations, construction documents and site supervision. The scope of projects, in which he was involved were schools, high and low density housing, precast industrial housing and office buildings.


  • Dr. Fayez was recognized by the government for the achievements and his contribution to the profession & society and appointed to the membership of the 1st Session of Consultative Council of Saudi Arabia in 1993 for a four year term.  Also he was member of the Provincial Council Makkah Region for 4-year duration (2005 - 2009).
  • Founding member and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Dar Al-Hekma Private College for Girls in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Founding Member of Dar Al-Fikr Schools, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Member of the New Advisory Board, College of Architecture & Planning, University of Colorado, USA.
  • Trustee at the University of Colorado Foundation.
  • Founding Member of Fazlur Rahman Khan Chair, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Board Member, Jeddah Holding Company for Development, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Member, Saudi Council of Engineers, Saudi Arabia.
  • Member, U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Member of Saudi Shoura Council, KSA 1414-1418H.
  • Deputy Chairman, Al-Elm Foundation, KSA.
  • Member of Construction Specification Institute, USA
  • Dr. Fayez was:
    • Member, Board of Directors of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (JCCI), Saudi Arabia for four years (2001-2005).
    • Member of the Advisory Committee for the Faculty of Environmental Design, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia & for the environment design college at King Fahd University.
    • And member of The Global Advancement Council, Lehigh University, USA.