Organizing Committe

Roula El-Khoury

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Design, Lebanese American University

Roula El Khoury is an assistant professor and the coordinator of the second-year studios in architecture. Roula also teaches foundation-level design studios and drawing classes. Her research interests include ‘Representation and Design’, ‘Representation of Capital in the City’ and ‘Representation of Alternatives Public Spaces in the City’. Roula received her Master’s in Urban Planning from the GSD at Harvard University and a Bachelor in Architecture with a Minor in Political Sciences from AUB. She has participated in several local and international conferences and was also recognized by numerous awards such as the Peter Cook Honourable mention, the Azar and the Areen Award. She also received mentions in several competitions of which “Revisiting Dalieh” and the design of a Municipal headquarters in Fidar. Alongside her full-time position, Roula is a practicing Architect who works on small to medium projects from conception to execution.

Hala Younes

Conference Initiator
Assistant Professor in Architecture and Landscape Design, School of Architecture and Design, Lebanese American University

Hala Younes graduated in 1993 as Architect, D.P.L.G. from the ENSA Paris la Seine in Paris and holds a D.E.A. in Geography and Planning from La Sorbonne Paris 4, focusing on urban dynamics in Mont Lebanon. As educator, Hala Younes leads design studios and courses involving the relation between architecture and landscape.  Before LAU, she taught at UQAM, Canada, the Lebanese University, AUB, and ENSA Marne la Vallée in France. Hala Younes is also an architect, practicing in France and Lebanon since 1994 with particular attention to history and cultural landscape as design initiators in architecture as well as in landscape and urban design. 

Marwan Zouein

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Design, Lebanese American University

Marwan Zouein is a practicing Architect. He teaches intermediate studios and follows final year students in their final thesis and project. He holds a D.P.L.G. from the Ecole National Superieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville, and a D.E.A. from the Polytechnic University of Madrid - ETSAM. He is a founder of the Spanish architecture office [casaleganitos] that works between Beirut, Madrid and London and operates in a variety of scales, from furniture design and ephemeral events to architecture and long-term urban strategies. His research interests include the everyday, Ignasi de Sola Morales’ terrain vague, the unplanned, the evolution of the domestic space, and the role representation plays in the construction of these environment, in particular through photography and film. His current research focuses on the porosity of the traditional urban fabric of the city of Beirut. His work has been published in Pasajes magazine, Arquia catalogue, online journals and was exhibited at several venues in Spain such as Matadero, Ateneo de Madrid, Fondation ICO, Puertas de Castilla in Murcia, etc.