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Omar Degan

Leaders Africa 2022


Principal and Founder, DO Architecture Group





Omar Degan is the founder and principal of DO Architecture and Design, an architecture practice that specializes in sustainability, emergency architecture, and post-conflict reconstruction. For Omar, architecture is a tool not just for creativity and beauty, but also for promoting peace and development in the most distressed areas of the world. The restaurant and wedding venue he designed in the city of Mogadishu has become a symbol of peace and renaissance in Somalia. He is passionate about design, art, and photography—and how these mediums can tell stories that impact communities and society at large.