I am an architect and researcher, currently a PhD Candidate at the Centre for Urban Conflict Research at the University of Cambridge in the UK. My doctoral research examines the spread and construction of missionary educational institutions in 19th century Lebanon, questioning their influence and role in the construction of the city and the larger territory.
I earned a Bachelor in Architecture with a minor in English Literature from the American University of Beirut in 2010, winning the Areen Award for excellence in Architecture and the Dean's Creative Achievement Award at AUB, the National Chadirji Award for excellence in Architecture in Lebanon, and the Omrania Award for excellence in Architecture in the Middle East. I then moved to London to complete the M.Phil Projective Cities programme at the Architectural Association, graduating with Distinction in 2013.
I have lived in Athens, New York, Peru, and London, and gained experience in various international and local architecture studios including Rafael Vinoly Architects & Planners (NY), Nabil Gholam Architects, Paul Kaloustian Architects, and Solidere’s Urban Design Department. From 2013-2017 I worked with Bernard Khoury/DW5, Hala Younes/AetA, and MARIAGROUP, while teaching design studios and theory courses at the American University of Beirut and the Lebanese American University.
Besides my architecture research and practice, I am also interested in photography and have published and exhibited my photographs in Cambridge, Beirut, and Venice.
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