Elie Haddad

Dr. Elie G. Haddad is the dean of the School of Architecture and Design since Fall 2012. He joined LAU in Fall 1994, as an Assistant Professor in architecture. He served as Chair of the Department of Architecture & Interior Design from 2000 to 2005, and as Assistant Dean in the newly founded School of Architecture & Design from 2009 to 2012. Besides his administrative and academic duties, Dr. Haddad remains actively involved in research, and has recently co-edited a survey on contemporary architecture around the world, published by Ashgate in 2014.

Academic degrees:

  • Ph.D. in Architecture, 1998, University of Pennsylvania
  • Master of Science in Architecture, 1995, University of Pennsylvania
  • Master of Science in Architecture, 1991, University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelor of Architecture, 1989, Boston Architectural College


  • A Critical History of Contemporary Architecture, 1960-2010. Ashgate, 2014
  • Christian Norberg-Schulz’s Project of Phenomenology in Architecture
in Architecture Theory Review 15:1, March 2010
  • Charles Jencks and the Historiography of Post Modernism
in Journal of Architecture, RIBA, Vol. 14, N.14 [493-510] (2009)
  • Between Myth and Reality: the ‘Tuscan Influence’ on the Architecture of Mount Lebanon
Journal of Design History, 20:2, 2007 [161-171]
  • In Nietzsche’s Shadow: Henry van de Velde and the New Style in Architecture
in Architecture Theory Review, 10:2, 2005 [89-99]
Case study on Beirut, Architecture League of New York website
  • Projects for a Competition: The Souks of Beirut, 1994
in Urban Design International 9:3, 2004 [151-170]
  • Against Reification: Re-reading Manfredo Tafuri
in Datutop 24, Tampere University of Technology [65-75] (2004)
  • The Realization of the Beautiful: On Henry van de Velde’s Aesthetic Theory
in Fabrications, Society of Architectural Historians, 13:1, 2003 [1-13]


  • House addition, Choueir, Lebanon [completed] (2009)
  • Project for a Handicapped Community Village, Arnoun, Lebanon (2008)
  • Competiton for the Order of Engineers & Architects Building, Zahle, Lebanon (2007)
  • Korean Archaeological Museum International Competition, Korea (2006)
  • Project for a Community Church, Mastita, Lebanon (2001)
  • National Competition for a Pilgrimage Church, Kfifane, Lebanon- 2nd Prize (1999)