TeamYara Addas

"Before joining Dyer Brown, Yara acquired significant design experience in a short period of time. Her creativity and dedication combined with her talent and depth of knowledge make her a welcome and vital addition to our team.”

Heather Stanley, NCIDQ, Senior Manager of Building Services, Dyer Brown Architects

Originally from Syria, Yara spent time living in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where she graduated from the American University of Sharjah with a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture. After graduating, Yara took a position with a major global engineering group, where she worked for two years.

By the time she left the UAE, Yara gained valuable experience working with the interior design team for a shopping center on Saddiyat Island, a tourism-oriented development off the coast of Abu Dhabi. Now with Dyer Brown, she’s applying her skills and hard-won expertise to several major hospitality, lobby and workplace projects.

Beyond architecture, Yara takes pleasure in dining out, pottery, and painting with watercolor and acrylics—she has even shared time-lapse videos of her illustration skills on YouTube. She’s also a dab hand at prestidigitation, with an impressive portfolio of card tricks. 

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