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Name : Mr David Lyster
Industry Type : Construction Recruiters
City & State : Dubai, DU
Job Title Design Director
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : Project Director, Architect Division Manager.

 Major Building Projects:

High rise and medium density Residential, Hotels, Retail, Marinas and Commercial Offices and Hospitals

Project Management, Business Development, Project Initiation, Design and Execution, Office Management.
Resume :  







David Francis Paul Lyster

Postal Address

The Greens,

Fairways East Tower Apt 903

PO Box 121356

Dubai ,UAE

Mobile         +97150 4401568 Dubai   +97455803489 Doha

Email            davlys101302[AT]ejoob.com



Bachelor of Architecture, University of Adelaide - 1980

Professional Registration / Membership

Architects Registration Board, Australia - 1983

Architects Accreditation Council of Australia

A.A.C.A. accreditation - 1985

Associate - Royal Australian Institute of Architects

A.R.A.I.A. admitted – 1985



Project Director, Architect Division Manager.

  Major Building Projects:

High rise and medium density Residential, Hotels, Retail, Marinas and Commercial Offices and Hospitals

Project Management, Business Development, Project Initiation, Design and Execution, Office Management.



Royal Australian Institute of Architects

Urban Design Institute of Australia

Awards of Excellence

The Melburnian, 2001

Yarras Edge Tower 5, 2004



History, Travel, Sport, Music.



Raymond Park, Director

Woods Bagot  Dubai mob + 971 559797438

Wieland Schorer, Director

4 D Design, Dubai mob +971 508861718

Russell Banham Director

Savills UK mob +44 7972000238

Tarek Shuaib, Partner

PACE Consultants Kuwait T +965 22669600

Kerry Galbraith , Director

KEO Qatar mob +974 55531923



David is a highly experienced Architect, Design Director with 30 years international experience

in the design and documentation of major projects throughout Australia, South East Asia,

United Kingdom and in the past 7 years, the Middle East.


These have included high rise apartments, retail, hotels and commercial offices in Melbourne,

Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Sydney, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.


In addition, David has completed retail projects in London and Kuwait, medium rise cluster housing

and offices in Darwin and a major hospital in Brisbane.

Experience  includes project initiation, concept design and planning, master planning, project management

and delivery, office management, division manager and business development.


David is currently Design Director for UCC / KCT Doha managing the design and documentation of a major retail development in Qatar This includes mixed use hotel, residential community and tourist developments

Previous engagements included Client PM for the Al Shamsi Group developing a commercial office in Dubai

In 2009 he was engaged with PACE Consultants in Kuwait leading the project Team on the U$1 Bill Phases III The Avenues, a retail hotel and mixed use development in Kuwait City.


Previously he was Architect  Division Manager for Meinhardt Consultants in Dubai, UAE.

Projects undertaken include 12 apartment towers at Sama Dubai Lagoons, a boutique hotel on Island 51

The World and a hotel commercial mixed use development, Island City at Abu Dhabi.


For the previous 8 years David was Senior Design Manager for Mirvac Property Group in Melbourne

He was responsible for the delivery of several major mixed use apartment projects.

These included the 40 storey Yarra’s Edge Tower 5 and The Melburnian multi tower development.

Both projects won Australia wide RAIA and UDIA awards of excellence.


The previous 4 years he was an Associate with Woods Bagot in Darwin, Bangkok and Brisbane.

Employed as Design Architect / Director including the serviced apartments and mixed use development in

Ho Chi Minh City and Ipswitch Hospital, Queensland

This followed  Project Architect roles with leading practices in Sydney and London working on 5 star

hotels and retail projects and health care facilities employed in the Government sector in Alice Springs NT





























Previous 15 years



Design, Documentation and Construction. UNO


Employer UCC / KCT Doha

Jan 2012 to present


Director Design and Development


Various including Mixed Use Retail Mall U$1Bill, 4 Star Hotel, FIFA football stadium ID and Palace Villas

Though design and construction phases


Employer  The Al Shamsi Group Dubai and Arif Bintoak

March 2010 to Jan 2012


Client Project Manager Director     


Various including G+6 Commercial Office Dubai through to construction phase

Retail Marina development in Abu Dhabi To tender phase



PACE Consultants, Kuwait City

July 2009 to March 2010


Project Manager Director


‘’The Avenues’’ Retail hotel mixed use development Phase III GLA 100,000m2,U$1Bill

Through Design Development, tender phase and commencement of enabling works



Meinhardt ( Sing), Dubai

May 2006 to June 2009


Architect Division Manager , Project Director


Sama Dubai Lagoons Area 2,12x Multi Storey Apartment Towers

Design Development through to market  release and completion of enabling works

D51 The World Boutique Villa Hotel to design level,

Island City Phase 1+2 Abu Dhabi Mixed hotel retail commercial development.

Tender documents through construction phase



Mirvac Group, Melbourne

April 1998 to May 2006


Senior Design Manager,


Yarra’s Edge Tower 5, 40 storey apartments and podium retail $130M The Melburnian, high rise apartment towers and podium retail $200M Moonee Ponds Shopping Centre, hotel, offices $65M SY21 Medium level cluster apartment community in inner city Melbourne

From concept design, feasibility, market release and construction phase through to completion















Woods Bagot Brisbane, Bangkok, Darwin


Sept 1994 to November 1997


Project / Design Leader. Project Director.


Concept design through to Tender packages uno

Ipswich Hospital Redevelopment. Ipswich, Qld. $95M

Palm Court, Ho Chi Minh City, 20 storey serviced apartments $45M. 

SG Land - Bangkok, 2x 25storey office towers. $85M

RASA Tower II - Bangkok, Thailand. 32 Storey Commercial offices $70M

Apin Pack 49. Robertson Barracks HQ Building

Darwin Through to completion


Previous 10 years


Design, Documentation and Construction. UNO



Platt Consultants

Darwin and Alice Springs


Office Manager / Design Arch. June 1992 to Sept. 1994


Stuart Towers Darwin,18 storey apartments $45M

Alice Springs Prison. Alice Springs N.T. Concept Design to completion

New medium and high security prison complex $40M



The Rice Daubney Group

Sydney, Australia


Project Architect August 1989 to April 1991


Sheraton Airport Central.12 storey 4 star hotel, commercial offices and podium retail  $95M

Concept Design through to enabling works



Devine Erby Mazlin Architects Pty. Ltd.

Sydney, Australia


Project Architect February 1989 to August 1989


Chatswood Connection mixed use retail commercial offices and Southern Pacific Hotel

15 storey 5 star hotel $80M





Watkins Gray International, Kent, UK

Renton Howard Wood Levin, London, UK

Fitzroy Robinson Partnership, London, UK

Dates December 1985 to July 1988


Twelve storey hotel / office  London Docklands, $75M

Sainsbury’s super store and car park, Romford London $60M

Concept design through to enabling works


Northern Territory Department of Transport and

Works, Alice Springs, NT, Australia


February 1980 to July 1985


Project Architect for numerous medium scale Government projects including:

Alice Springs Hospital Extensions

A/S Child Health Unit Redevelopment

Gillen House Hospitality / hotel training college.

Grandstand and clubrooms for Alice Springs Show grounds

Regional Community ablution blocks and facilities


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