passionate creative mind with a practical approach to design
Sahar has over 15 years of international experience as a Senior Design, Development and Project Manager working in the Middle East, USA and Canada on every building typology type combining her strong Design aesthetics and Project Management expertise.
Having received her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California and her Master of Architecture from the University of Toronto, her extensive experience within the construction industry spans over continents from working as a Project Architect for award winning, multi-disciplinary architecture firms HOK, WZMH, KAA Design Group and Burt Hill Architects in the USA and Canada, to regionally as a Senior Design and Development Manager for prominent real estate leaders Emaar and Dubai Holding.
Sahar has garnered a reputation for successfully leading stakeholders, the tender, design and procurement process to deliver iconic and landmark projects in the MENA region ranging from hospitality, residential, retail, commercial, landscape, mixed-used to city master plans on time, to budget and to the highest quality of standards.
As a strong supporter of educating the youth, Sahar held an assistant professor role at the Canadian University of Dubai's department of Architecture & Interior Design where she taught design studio to fourth year graduating Interior Design students. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of The Architecture Department at the American University in Dubai since 2018 till present, sharing her knowledge and expertise in bridging the gap between the design industry, it’s practice and academia.
An avid promoter for the continuous and collaborative exchange of information, knowledge and ideas, she has also established a research body called Six Degrees DXB, a series of informal roundtable dialogue sessions where a diverse group of leaders from the construction and design industry, both locals and expats, meet to discuss her passion on 'Affordable City: Re-Urbanizing Dubai'. These group of architects, interior designers, urban planners, master developers, engineers, operation executives and artists explore how they, as a collective, can positively contribute in further developing the urban fabric of a city. Through thought-provoking conversations, they identify opportunities for reimagining the city as a truly connected, sustainable, inclusive, healthy community rooted in the universal shared human aspiration for happiness and fulfillment."
SAHAR FIKREE - MArch, BArch
client's only speak the truth!
Sahar has revolutionised my life! Apartment living in central London means little storage spaces, but after a few hours with her, she has helped me to maximise the space I've got so that everything fits, and fits beautifully together. For the first time ever, I can actually find things quickly without forgetting what I actually own. On top of that, she was able to use all my decorations and by changing their placements, my home already looks much better. I love coming home even more so now! I can't recommend her enough; not only is she fab at designing, she declutters and organises everything existing. She's got such a flair and eye for great design.
My beauty salon was not attracting that many customers and I was losing profits on a monthly basis. I was on the verge of selling the business till Sahar showed up; she listed every little detail of what had to be improved, from decorative pieces, interior design style, rebranding, product styling and placement to the flow of circulation. In just under 2 weeks, on our tight budget and working after salon hours (I couldn't afford to shut down the salon), I watched as she amazingly transformed my salon. She basically gave it a facelift in no time! Returning Client's started asking my staff if the salon ownership had changed! Most importantly, the footfall increased and I am happy to say, so did new customers. She is simply brilliant at what she does. Thank you OCD Spaces, I highly recommend your services to everyone.
Hadieh - Tenant
Al Rimmal Residences
Am amazed by her work, she does not think about the design only, Sahar considers details, customer's opinion, comfort, budget and quality. She transforms a non-used space or corner to a lively and beautiful area, she gives eye opening ideas and bottom of line, she transforms your house to a place you want to spend more time and enjoy it.
I confidently recommend her.
Noora - Owner
Anamil Al Nawaiem Salon
Wendy - Owner
Canary Wharf Flat
Sahar A. - Homeowner
Claren Tower II
Am amazed by their work, they do not think about the design only, Sahar considers details, customer's opinion, comfort, budget and quality. She transforms a non-used space or corner to a lively and beautiful area, she gives eye opening ideas and bottom of line, she transforms your house to a place you want to spend more time and enjoy it. I confidently recommend her.
Doria - Tenant
The Polo Residences
We enjoyed the amazing revamp done to our home! It was smooth, organised and exactly as we wanted it to be and much more!
Doria - Tenant
Sidra 2 Villas
We had the opportunity to work with Sahar again last year when we moved to our new house in Sidra. During that period, we were under pressure to handover our previous unit. Sahar was very structured and thorough in understanding what my husband and I like in terms of themes and was immediately able to put together a mood board to our liking. She was able to turn around things in a very short time frame while arranging remotely with us. Sahar simply went above and beyond to help us move to our new house. The end results was fascinating to us, to our kids and even to friends who are visiting! We love the design. We feel comfortable and happy spending time at home! She made the house feel like a home!