Tarek Hegazy, AIA- SAR/MSA

Living Design / CEO & Creative Director

A long and illustrious career with over 32 years of experience, and numerous prestigious projects in his portfolio, resulting in more than 320 plus projects, the majority being 5 stars hotels, Tarek Hegazy joined Living Design in 1999 and has since then gradually risen to become the CEO and Creative Director of the company since 2006.

His company, Living Design, the oldest ID company in Scandinavia, a Swedish-based International Interior Design firm established in 1984 is considered by its peers to be one of the leading Interior Design studios in Europe and Scandinavia with more than 320+ hotel projects successfully completed to-date. Living Design has earned over 120 awards for their hotels and is considered a top-ranked interior design firm within the hospitality, high end residential and commercial projects.

During his time at the helm of Living Design, the company has grown to be a leading design player within its field. This all-encompassing role has given him the impetus to develop a much stronger work and cooperation ethic with all key players involved within this industry. From clients, investors, and operators, he continuously assists them in their comfort and ease of use with the facilities he creates, and of course, with his own team of professionals. Living Design has achieved a large number of projects in all 4 continents and for some of the most prestigious hotel brands across Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and the US.

Prior to Living Design, he served as a Senior Designer with the Ruler’s Office in Dubai contributing to some of the early major Hotel development in Dubai such as Dusit Hotel, the Emirates Towers, Burj Al Arab. Mr. Hegazy has also served at various major companies in his carrier all of them from the top 100 in the Design.

Living Design currently has it’s headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with 2 other offices one in Geneva, Switzerland and the second is the newly established office in Cairo, Egypt.

Mr. Hegazy is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), as well as a member of the Swedish Architekt Association, the Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers, and the reputable IIDA

Mr. Hegazy has lectured and continue to lecture about Interior Design and industry future topics to prestigious bodies including the Chinese Institute of Architects and several governmental bodies across the globe in addition to design conferences and is considered as one of the top executives in the Hospitality business. He has won numerous awards in Design and his work has been featured regularly in worldwide publications.

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