Adib Dada

Adib Dada

Beirut, LB



Born and raised in Beirut, Adib Dada earned a BAr in Architecture at the American University of Beirut - Lebanon in 2006, a Master’s Degree in the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU - USA in 2011 and is currently pursuing a BSpecialist certification from the Biomimicry Institute in Arizona. His interests lie in the transdisciplinary dialogue between architecture, living systems, technology and art, which he aims to pursue through his Architecture and Design practice theOtherDada; developing creative solutions that have a positive impact. As a fervent supporter of Beirut’s contemporary public art scene, Dada has advised Solidere, the Lebanese Company for the Development and Reconstruction of Beirut City Center, on the commission and installation of public artworks including those by artist Arne Quinze and designer Pablo Reinoso, as well as heading a team of advisers and curators to set up a Contemporary Art collection promoting emerging Lebanese artists for Le Yacht Club. Dada acts as Creative Director for the masterplan design of N+, positioned as a major creative hub in Ningbo, China that will be environmentally sustainable and feature design schools, fashion embassies and research facilities, winner of the 2012 MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards. His work has been featured on the site ‘Inhabitat’ and in the book ‘Monochromes’ by artist Joe Kesrouani. Dada is the co-founder of Karaj, a not-for-profit lab for experimental arts, architecture and technology in Beirut.



theOtherDada, Founder | Lead Architect

Jan 2010 - current


Biomimicry Institute, Tucson, AZ, US, Biomimicry

Biomimicry is a new science that studies nature’s models and then emulates these forms, process, systems, and strategies to solve human problems – sustainably.

"We've come to recognize a great need in the world for change agents passionate about bringing nature's wisdom to solve humankind's greatest challenges. As such throughout spring of 2011, we are launching a series of initiatives in our Professional Pathways program. A highly integrated, cross-disciplinary approach that blends self-paced, incremental training in a dynamic, cross-cultural environment, Professional Pathways offers on-line and in-the-field trainings around the world in order to empower individuals and organizations through training, networks, tools, and vision. Built on Life's Principles, every aspect of the program works to create conditions conducive to life" Dayna Baumeister

Feb 2012 - current

Interactive Telecommunications Program Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, Masters, InteractiveTelecommunications Program

Sep 2009 - May 2011

American University of Beirut, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2001 - Jun 2006

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