Joe Tabet lifted the Visionary Leader of the Year award at Architecture Leaders Awards 2021. Tabet is the managing director and founder of JT+Partners, he manages the growth of the business in the UAE and Beirut and is heavily involved in recruiting the right people. He firmly believes that his team is the key to the continuing success of JT+Partners, and ensures that the latest technology and software are always available to them.

On receiving the award, Tabet said: “I am extremely happy to receive this prestigious award. We are looking ahead into the future with a clear vision backed by definite plans.”

A firm believer in gender balance within the workplace, Tabet also encourages his team to maintain a proper balance between work and family life. Whether a hotel development, residential project, commercial tower or an entire master plan, Tabet’s success lies in the ability to conceive unique concepts with, of course, the help of his talented team.

Tabet is committed to delivering environmentally and socially sustainable communities in addition to cultural and aesthetic sensibilities. His balanced, holistic approach to environmental, social and economic considerations of each project ensures that the full potential of every opportunity is realised in a sustainable manner, all the while exceeding his clients’ expectations. An inspiration to designers and architects in the region, he has proven how an architect wearing different hats can achieve success.