Born in Beirut, Lebanon, in December 1980.
Received the Doctor of Engineering title from Kyoto University.
Coined and developed the analytical and design process of Extended Cinematics that consists of assisting architects in interpreting narrative film structures and properties into actual architectonic ones.
Accumulated an intensively multidisciplinary experience in the fields of architecture, design and humanities. In search of opportunities to prompt innovative thinking and work by facilitating and encouraging multidisci- plinary, multicultural collaborative environments.
Lebanese American University, Byblos, LB, Lecturer
Instructor of 4 courses: Design Studio V & VI, focusing on Temporary Architecture, Adaptive Reuse and Micro-Architecture; 4th + 5th year Seminar, exploring architectural analytical and design possibilities based on film; and a Summer Traveling Studio.
Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK), Joünié, LB, Visiting Professor
Conducted 3 intensive interdisciplinary vertical workshops for architecture, interior design and film students. In conclusion to the March 2012 workshop, produced with students the spatial appropriation project “Spears in the I” in the infamous culture hub Zico House, Beirut.
Video documentation found at: https://vimeo.com/41833539
Freude Language School, Kyoto, JP, LANGUAGE TEACHER AND TRANSLATOR
Taught conversational English, French and Levantine Arabic Dialect.
Conducted document translations from Arabic and French into English; acted as consultant in English to Japanese document translations.
Turquoise Bar, Kyoto, JP, ENTERTAINER
Entertaining patrons with engaging and diverting conversations.
Kyoto University, Kyoto, JP, TEACHING ASSISTANT
Assisting Professor Teruyuki Monnai in supervising and advising 3rd year architecture students for the “Esquisse” course (Architecture Design Studio).
ProQuest, Beirut, LB, Project Architect
All-Phase Full Involvement & Management: conception, design development and departments-spanning engineering coordination for an industrial workshop & school for Renault-Nissan, in Chennai, India.
.PSLAB, Beirut, LB, Project Designer
Site-specific lighting design and solutions for residential and commercial projects.
Research and development of green, sustainable and low-consumption lighting technologies.
Flat, Beirut, LB, Junior Architect
Team Leader and Architectural Designer on multi-scale projects ranging from the interior design of a jewelry store, and an optician chain, to an international architecture competition in Beijing.
8 persons team leader on the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris international competition.
AREPville, Paris, FR, Junior Architect
Design development for a 300m Tower in Shenzhen, China.
Conception & Design for The Chengdu Grand Opera, and The Tianjin Urban Planning Museum, China.
Kyoto University, Kyoto, JP, PhD, Architecture
Fields of Study: Human Environmental Engineering and Semio-Linguistics
Concentration: Film Semiotics, Semiotics of the Built Environment, Narrative Structures, Structuralist Semio-Linguistics, and Design Processes.
Dissertation Entitled: “From Film To Architecture: An Extended Cinematic Design Process Based on Architectural Interpretations of Narrative Film”.
Coined and developed the Extended Cinematics design process:
Founded on Semio-Linguistics, Extended Cinematics assists architects in analyzing narrative films and interpreting their structures and properties into architectonic ones.
A central element of Extended Cinematics is the first systematically developed Film-Architecture Analogy Derivation Diagram (FAADD).
Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK), Jounieh, LB, Masters, Architecture
Graduated with Distinction with the Project: “Living the Lost Highway”, Reinterpreting David Lynch’s Lost Highway into a 500m2 Dwelling.
Thesis Entitled: “Space in Film: One Film/One Architecture”, Preliminary Definitions of Spatial Notions of/in Cinema.
Monbusho (MEXT) Full Scholarship, Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to 4 Lebanese/year.
Covers the whole period of the Doctoral Program of any selected university in Japan.
Period of coverage: 2008 - 2011
The Tianjin Urban Planning Museum International Closed Competition, 1st Place
Award won while working at AREPville, Paris
The Chengdu Grand Opera and Performing Arts School International Closed Competition, 1st Place
Award won while working at AREPville, Paris
Manoukian Foundation Full Scholarship, Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to excelling students from Armenian origins in Lebanon.
Covers the whole period of study.
Period of coverage: 1999 - 2006
Lebanese National TaeKwonDo Tournament, 3rd Place