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Sevinj Keyaniyan
Senior Design Manager

Sevinj is an Architect with over 12 years of experience in the fields of Design, Construction, Retail and Real Estate Development. She has received her Bachelor of Architecture from American University of Sharjah and continued her education in the prestigious Architectural Association of London completing a Masters of Architecture in Emergent Technologies and Design.

Sevinj has developed her professional and educational skills in the field by attaining a Certificate in Design Management in addition to a certificate in Visual Merchandising and Shopfront Design from the University of Arts London, and working at the retail strategy advisory , mentored by Hussam Raouf who has held Head of Shopping Malls and Retail Design Delivery for both MAF & EMAAR, with Mont Hill at the same time. While at Mont Hill, Sevinj has also worked closely with the education team of Harvard on the ‘Dubai Happy City’ Project, a two year executive education program for Emaar development employees by the renowned Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Sevinj has an excellent range of design experience from well-known international and local Architectural firms including NORR, RMJM, AE7 and bespoke design firm T.ZED, where she lead the design for the flagship of THAT Concept store for MAF and The Light House café at MOE, to well reputational developers such as Arada Development and Emaar Properties/Eagle Hills (Square 8), where she has lead on most Emaar and Eagle Hills sales centres as well as taking part in the interior design of fashion expansion for the Dubai Mall. Sevinj joined the Carter Hones Associates team in 2021 to take a secondment position as Senior Design Manager in the Architecture and Design Studio of Majid Al Futtaim (MAF).

Sevinj's love for retail doesn’t just stop with design. On the weekends, she enjoys unwinding with some good ol' fashion 'retail therapy' where she frequents Dubai's retail malls as she pursues her love for all things smart technology, fashion and photography.

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