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Hi, I am Ziyath

Hussain Ziyath

Architect, Urbanist & Planner

I believe the best form of life is a result of planning for the people by the people. Interventions are necessary to attain resiliency to changing economic, social and climatic demands.

  • Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)
    Consultant (Temporary) Assist the Principal Advisor to the Chair of AOSIS in evaluating the implementation of the Sendai Framework in Maldives – 2023
  • Housing Development Corporation / Urbanco
    Planning and Development Department Chief Planning Officer – I worked with a team of diverse professionals with development backgrounds to deliver nationwide masterplans and provide consultancy to new regional developments 2008 – 2022
  • Charrette Studio
    Architecture, Planning and Urban Development Director. In my private practice, I work as a planner with local government agencies and communities to produce local development plans through participatory development 2014 – now
  • Integreat plus (Sheffield,UK) Urbanist
    Worked as a part of a not-for-profit social enterprise consultancy is building and assisting in stakeholder engagement sessions for planning proposals 2017
  • Development of a digital platform for planning permits submission: Faruma Portal
    Spearheaded the digitization of a platform for planning permit submission to establish green and paperless system
  • Community Urban Farming Project
    Supported by Japanese government and UNDP, planned
    developed of farming allotments for local
  • Development of Potable Water Security Plan
    I worked as a planning consultant to the environment ministry to publish a nationwide plan
  • Land use and development plans
    I have supported the development of land use plans for
    multiple islands under the new decentralization act
  • Self Assembly Lab, MIT
    Mapped land reclamations in the Maldives to study impact of government policies of long term sustainability
  • Member of the Architects Association Maldives (AAM)
  • Affiliate Member of Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
  • Hubert H. Humphrey/SPURS Fellow, MIT 2023

  • Vice President of Architects Association Maldives 2019 – 2021

  • Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Limkokwing Award for Leadership 2012

Ministry of National Planning and Infrastructure Licenses:
Architect (DPR2019020LA)
– Urban Designing (GPR2019048UD)
– Urban Planning (GPR2019047UP)
– Project Management (GPR2019049PM)

  • MA Urban Design and Planning University of Sheffield – UK 2017

  • BAppSci Architectural Science Curtin University Perth, WA, Australia 2010 – 2012

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