MONTAGE DESIGNBUILD is a renowned high-end design-build practice located in Islamabad, with a track record of delivering exceptional residential projects since 1998. We offer turnkey solutions that cover the entire spectrum of design and construction, from conception to completion, and beyond, with a focus on bringing innovation, sustainability, and elegance to every project we undertake. At MONTAGE DESIGNBUILD, we take a holistic approach to design by bringing together in-house architects, interior designers, construction experts, and project management professionals, all working collaboratively under one roof. This allows us to execute our design vision in a tightly controlled and streamlined way, ensuring that our high design standards are upheld throughout the entire process, and executed with equally high engineering standards. As a specialized design-build firm, we have completed scores of high-end residential projects in Islamabad, catering to projects of all scales, and we pride ourselves on our ability to provide a unique and memorable experience for our clients. Our team is dedicated to removing the stress and anxiety often associated with building a home by getting involved with every aspect of the project, from the smallest detail to the big picture. Our professionals lead the way with sound knowledge and experience, ensuring that every project we undertake is executed to the highest standards. In addition to our design and construction services, we also provide aftercare services to our clients to ensure that their homes remain in pristine condition for years to come. Our team is always available to provide support and maintenance services, and we take pride in developing long-lasting relationships with our clients that extend well beyond the completion of their projects. At MONTAGE DESIGNBUILD, we believe that our passion for architecture, attention to detail, and commitment to our clients' satisfaction is what sets us apart from other Architects in Islamabad, and we look forward to the opportunity to bring your vision to life
Sadia Hayat is a highly qualified and experienced architect with a passion for creativity, experimentation, and sustainability in design and construction. She graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan in 1995 and later studied for a Master of Architecture degree from The Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London in the UK in 1998.
In 1998, Sadia co-founded Montage Designbuild with her brother Faisal Hayat, which has since become a renowned and innovative architectural practice. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to pushing the boundaries of design and construction, and has a particular interest in sustainability and eco-friendly solutions. Sadia's skills and expertise extend to interior design, having served as Senior Interior Designer at Emaar Pakistan in 2007.
Sadia's leadership as the Lead Architect at Montage Designbuild has played a significant role in the firm's success and reputation for delivering high-quality, innovative, and sustainable designs. Her passion for experimentation and creativity in design, coupled with her technical knowledge and experience, has made her a respected figure in the architecture community in Pakistan and beyond.
Faisal Hayat is an accomplished senior architect and the Director of Projects at Montage Designbuild, with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan. With over 22 years of experience in the field of architecture, Faisal's expertise lies in project management and he has worked on various turnkey projects throughout his career. He has a deep understanding of the entire construction process, from conception to completion, which allows him to ensure that all projects under his supervision are delivered on time, within budget and maintain the high standard of design integrity that is crucial to Montage Designbuild.
Faisal's role as a project manager is critical to the success of Montage Designbuild, and his keen attention to detail ensures that every project is monitored closely from inception to completion. His strong leadership and management skills are essential in maintaining the high standards of the firm. His experience in handling complex projects and his ability to navigate any obstacles that arise makes him a valuable asset to the firm.
At Montage Designbuild, Faisal is committed to ensuring that every project is executed with precision, while maintaining the vision and design integrity of the practice. His dedication to quality, innovation and client satisfaction is evident in the numerous successful projects he has managed throughout his career.
Qaisar Mustafa is an accomplished financial professional with over 20 years of experience in project management at Montage Designbuild. As the Director of Finance and Procurement, Qaisar oversees the day-to-day management of the studio team, as well as the coordination between the studio and construction activities on site. His expertise in financial management, coupled with his knowledge of procurement from both local and foreign markets, ensures that Montage Designbuild is able to deliver projects within budget and on time.
Qaisar is a qualified accountant and holds an ACCA certification, which has equipped him with the knowledge and skills required to manage the resources and finances of the business. He plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the financial management of the company is in line with industry standards, and that procurement strategies are efficient and cost-effective. His ability to effectively manage financial resources has been a key factor in Montage Designbuild's success and continued growth as a leading architectural firm in Pakistan.
Liaqat Hayat is a highly experienced technical advisor to Montage Designbuild, with an impressive 45-year career in the civil engineering and building professions. His extensive experience has been gained from working in various large construction companies on major public buildings in Islamabad, Pakistan. Throughout his career, Liaqat has been involved in all aspects of project delivery, from the initial concept and design stage, through to the completion and handover of the building.
Liaqat's role at Montage Designbuild is to provide technical expertise and advice, drawing upon his vast knowledge of project delivery methods, building design, and construction management. He works closely with the project teams to ensure that all aspects of the project are carefully considered and planned, to ensure the successful delivery of high-quality buildings.
In addition to his expertise in building design and project management, Liaqat also has a wealth of experience in infrastructural projects, contract management, and environmental engineering. This enables Montage Designbuild to explore new avenues in building design, ensuring that they stay at the forefront of the industry and can provide their clients with innovative and sustainable building solutions.
Overall, Liaqat's technical expertise and experience are invaluable to Montage Designbuild. His input ensures that their projects are completed to the highest standards, and that they are always striving to improve their processes and incorporate the latest technologies and sustainable practices.
Our vision at MONTAGE DESIGNBUILD is to be recognized as a leading high-end design-build practice in the region, renowned for our ability to create exceptional residential projects that seamlessly blend innovation, sustainability, and elegance. We strive to exceed our clients' expectations by providing turnkey solutions that cover the entire spectrum of design and construction, from conception to completion and beyond, with a commitment to excellence in every aspect of our work. Through our collaborative and holistic approach to design, we aim to set new standards for the industry, delivering projects that not only meet but exceed the highest design and engineering standards, while also providing a superior level of customer service and satisfaction.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
We are Overseas Pakistanis; my wife and I grew up as children in Islamabad. We lived here during our early life and then moved abroad. But Islamabad has always been a part of our lives and thoughts. We have been coming here regularly and most of our close relatives live here. Our children also started their elementary schools here. To have a house/home of our own in Islamabad had always been one of our passionate ‘dreams’. To build a house in Islamabad by an Overseas Pakistani, although is a ‘romantic idea’ but the reality is far from being rosy. Some people we know, have had troubles and pains in fulfilling such a dream! As the luck would have it, we were introduced to Montage Design Build by one of our close family members. We made the first contact with the wonderful lady, Ms. Sadia Hayat in December of 2019 during one of our visits. It turned out that Ms. Hayat is an architect and her brother Qaisar Mustafa, at that time, was in-charge of the construction, so they had complementary roles in the company. Ms. Hayat introduced us with the concept and working of their company, especially the idea of ‘Boutique homes’ and how are they different from other standard players in the construction industry in Islamabad. My wife and I had a general idea of how our home should be, but it was our discussions with Ms. Hayat which crystallized them into a specific design and layout. At the outset, it was clear to us that not only Ms. Hayat is on top of her field technically, but also has extensive experience of such construction projects. From there the journey began, she facilitated buying the plot and even went with us to the CDA office during the transfer proceedings. Just as taking possession of land was completed, the Pandemic (Covid-19) struck in March 2020! We thought that it would probably have a negative effect on the time frame of the project which we had discussed. But amazingly, Ms. Hayat was able to adjust to the new situation and most of our interactions took place via Skype. We started discussing specific points, requirements, house layout and she began preparing drafts of Building plan (Naqsha). She would listen patiently to our thoughts, ideas and elaborate the technical aspects in an easy way for us to comprehend. Clearly, she knew exactly what it would take and soon came up with the final version of House plan (Naqsha). The ‘Earth-work’ and ‘Grey structure’ were the first stages; we had planned to visit every few months and give our input if needed, but pandemic prevented us from traveling to Islamabad. Qaisar saheb would regularly visit the construction site to supervise the ongoing work and kept us informed by sending video clips and photos. As the ‘Grey structure’ was about to be completed, Ms. Hayat discussed with us a detailed plan of ‘Finishing stage(s)’. We discussed and agreed on each and every item, such as types of fittings and fixtures especially bathrooms and kitchen (all virtually, she would go to stores and via video calls show us various items) an incredible task and we are ever indebted to her for all her efforts and help. The project has been completed in about two years which also saw pandemic and a longer than expected time taken in digging, soil testing and to build the ‘Foundations’ in early pandemic period. A major part of our project involved ‘wood-work’ and Ms. Hayat arranged the wooden windows, doors, cabinets, fitted kitchen and other features to be made by artisans in Gujrat. Ms. Hayat also accompanied us to various vendors for furnishings like choosing fabric for curtains, preparation of curtains and to modifying some furniture items. 2 The technical assistance provided by Montage Design Build, especially Ms. Hayat has been phenomenal; we could rely on her advice on quite a varied spectrum of tasks such as Solar system, security cameras and devices and even in core landscaping work. On the financial side, it is also worth mentioning that modus operandi of Montage Design Build is that the Company charges a Fee for their services (which includes preparing the architectural, structural designs, designing the electrical, water supply and other services; their fee also includes supervision throughout the project until completion). All materials and items used in Construction and Finishing stages are to be paid by owner as per designs/plans/approved specifications and this is what they call “BOQs” (Bill of quantities). This arrangement worked smoothly between us and the company and there was never any friction or delay due to any issue from either side.We wish Montage Design Build all the best in their future pursuits and in their ongoing projects. It has been immense pleasure for us to have met and worked with Ms. Sadia Hayat and Qaisar Mustafa saheb and a big thank you for helping us fulfil our dream of owning a house/home in Islamabad.