“To deliver success you don’t get inspired and then start work, you must start work to get inspired. And do this every day.”

David Barley

BEng (Civil & Str), CEng, MIStructE


UAE director of structures David Barley brings to WME his more than 21 years’ experience in the delivery of structural engineering projects of all types.

In particular, his portfolio includes a series of major structural engineering projects in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, including residential high-rise towers, hotel re-planning and refurbishment, new luxury high-rise hotel developments, large commercial projects and data centres. In addition, he has worked on projects across the region and internationally, including in the UK, Syria, Lebanon, South Africa, Qatar and China.

David is a design-led engineer. He is responsible for leading our growing team of structural specialists and multi-disciplinary design teams.


Tel: +971 4 388 1616


Member of the Institute of Structural Engineers (MIStructE) 
Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council UK

Project Experience

QOGNO Smart Towers

WME is working with QOGNO to build technologies that have an enduring impact, by riding on the tailwinds of the design and digital transformation.

Marina Mall

The project under NINC is being led by KKD architects The mission is to upgrade the Mall into a new exciting retail and entertainment destination.

Solitaire Mall

Solitaire, known as the jewel of Riyadh, is a 70,000m2 retail mall, made up of a number of pavilions.

Four Seasons Hotel – Jeddah

WME, in partnership with DSA, were appointed to redesign the 600 key hotel and branded apartments located in Jeddah Corniche.

Downtown Views II

Located on a prime site in Downtown Dubai, Downtown Views II provides good view of the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall Fountain, and The Observation Tower, currently under construction in the Dubai Creek Harbour.

SRG Tower

SRG Tower is a 111-floor luxury residential apartment tower; a highly efficient, highly engineered iconic super- high-rise tower that resonates with efficiency, innovation, and sustainability.