Hicham Bou Akl

Assistant Professor of Practice

Hicham Bou Akl is an architect and urban designer, graduate of the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, ALBA, where he earned his architecture degree in 2000. In 2003, he obtained a degree in urban design from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris Belleville. In 2013, he co-founded Les Architectes Workshop in Paris, and worked on architecture and urban design projects in France, Switzerland and Lebanon. In 2014, Les Architectes Workshop was granted an award by Le Pavillon de l’Arsenal, for the urban design of a Quartier Périphérique Aérien. In 2016, the project for an Observatoire Cinématographique du Territoire Ouvert was selected for the second phase of the competition Réinventer Paris, and exhibited at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal. Since 2018, Hicham Bou Akl established his practice in Beirut, where he started teaching at the Lebanese American University. In 2019, he published the article Beirut a city beyond form in the Swiss architectural magazine Tracé. Currently Hicham Bou Akl is setting up a new research project that consists of a research on The Ordinary Landscape of Cities in the Contemporary Arab world.