It’s not just the coffee, but the designer experience and a story that altogether set the tone for the monthly gathering of members of The Architects’ Hub Qatar, an architecture community that has 79 registered members and thousands of followers on social media.

Qatar University Professor, Dr Mark Major with Architect Slim Othman and Engineer Abdulla Al-Baker.

They meet regularly to share knowledge and network to keep the architecture community connected. The Architects’ Hub started in 2016 and to date has organised over 150 events.

This month, their monthly After-Work Coffee was held at the Nomad, a little cafe tucked in the pedestrian corridor linking Msheireb and Souq Waqif. This coffee shop was referred to as one of the top six cafes in Doha by Forbes Travel Guide correspondent Rachel Morris in 2010 and visited by royalty and celebrities.

Beyond the seemingly simple glass facade, the serene interior tells the story of Nomad – the vibe of the nomadic tribe, the desert, the water, and the skies in very subtle undertones, textures and colours. These are all centred around the coffee experience of what the owner claims to be the best coffee on earth.

The owner and the team at Nomad caters to guests with typical Qatari generosity, and they shared the idea behind the various design elements (up to the last detail) including the seating that was inspired by pebbles in a stream.

Want to join The Architects’ Hub on their next coffee get-together? Visit and check out their events calendar. The Architects Hub is open to all architecture professionals and enthusiasts.

Original text written by Omeima Ismaeil

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