Toufic Haidamous earned his Diplome d'Etudes Supérieures en Architecture at INBA 2 (Lebanese University) in 2006. He became LEED AP BD+C in 2009, and got his Master’s degree in Sustainable Architecture with distinction at IED-Torino, Italy in 2010. Prior to joining theOtherDada in 2011, he has worked at Mario Cucinella Architects in Bologna, Italy on the design of self-sufficient schools in the Palestinian Territories, in cooperation with the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA). At MCA he took part in several architectural competitions among which is the Biomedical and Biotechnological Research Center in Palermo, Italy (2nd prize) where he performed intensive environmental analysis on building performance simulation softwares to obtain an autonomous project. With Hill International Dubai, he was selected in 2007 to be a member of the design review committee collaborating with Massachusetts-based environmental planners CRJA to manage the development of Central Park in the natural Reem Island off the northeastern shore of Abu Dhabi. He was also involved in the LEED registered Gate District Towers designed by Bernardo Fort-Brescia, integrating high-rise residence and contemporary office spaces. Haidamous’ interests currently extend to critical writing in art and architecture as well as exploring creative practices to implement a sustainable vision envisaged at theOtherDada.
Università IUAV di Venezia, Venice, IT, PhD, Science of Design
Istituto Europeo di Design, Torino, Italy, MArch, Sustainable Architecture
Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon, MArch, Architecture