Azar is a Recognised Urban Design Practitioner of the Urban Design Group and an ARB registered Architect also a member of the RIBA since 1993. She was educated in the UK, studied architecture at Greenwich University, Urban Design at South Bank University, Advanced Architectural Studies at Bartlett School of Graduates, University College London (UCL). She qualified in Business Administration MBA Executive with focus on Design Management from the University of Hull. She achieved her Certificate of Competence in Teaching at Higher Education from the University of East Londonand is also trained as Expert Witness at The Academy of Experts. Previously her background was in Interior and Exhibition Design and Fine Arts.
She is currently Director of her own practice www.azardjamaliarchitect.comthat is a niche organisation offering professional services focused on the RIBA Plan of Work stage 0 to 5 for all project types from alteration to an existing building to design of luxury residential high rise blocks and iconic villas, mixed use developments, education, healthcare, hospitality, retail, residential regeneration, major residential master planning, transports and transit hubs, public realm improvement, town centre redevelopment and new city masterplanning.
Azar has over 20 years of professional experience in the UK and overseas from working with the corporate organisations, private developers and the public sector on diverse projects from start to completion she has gained strong design negotiation and agreement skill and specialises in managing client expectation, stakeholders engagement, team building for mega projects and developing major bid consortiums, community and neighbourhood development, competition bids and tenders, brief development, spatial audit and R&D, character studies and analysis with production of reports and development plans, project business case and financial planning, feasibility, vision and conceptual design, strategic and logistic planning and programming, detail design, design consultation and pre planning advice, design management and implementation, sustainability and regulatory compliance. Also offers expert witness and dispute resolution advice.
Her approach uses lateral, creative and pragmatic thinking that balances highly imaginative ideas with best practice management and extensive technical knowledge coupled with extensive experience from work on diverse projects. She works with a passion for holistic, innovative, intelligent and sophisticated design which responds to the users' evolving sense of self and spatial, socio economic and environmental awareness, whilst improving lives and standing the test of time.