Sophie Khayat earned her Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures (D.E.S.) in Interior Architecture from Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) in 1995. The following year, she launched her own company “Sophie Khayat Interior Architect” and has been working ever since in interior architecture, furniture design, exhibition design and art direction for movies. Khayat has also been teaching various courses and studios at LAU’s School of Architecture and Design. She joined LAU as a part-time faculty member in 2001; she had been an Adjunct faculty since 2012, until she was appointed as a full-time faculty in 2016.