2012    October    2nd prize winner in the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) student competition (in collaboration with colleagues Silvino Castillo, Abigail Jones, Alejandra Lopez, Trent McGugin, Mayur Patel, Christopher Quinlan, Matthew Skinner, Leslie Wheeler, Sherlock Yu, David Chiang, Ryan Chiu, and Michael Savala)

St. Louis, United States


Competition boards 3x(36"x48")



2010    February 25th    1st prize winner (in collaboration with colleague Danny Arakji) in the "Sustainable Architecture Competition", sponsored by the Heinrich Boell Foundation and directed by MAJAL Academic Urban Observatory, in partnership with the Order of Engineers and Architects of Beirut, Lebanon

Jury: Giovanni DI PAOLI, Architect, Universite de Montreal (Canada), Pascal GONTIER, Architect, Ecole d'Architecture (France), Maya KARKOUR, holds a Masters degree in Environment, eco-certification specialist (UK, Lebanon), Wolfgang TOCHTERMANN (Germany), Marwan ZOUHAIN, Architect (Spain, Lebanon)


Competition boards (2xA0)

Jury's comments

"The project presents the best response in order to address all the different aspects of the competition

As a complete project, it takes into account the functionality of the buildings, exterior outdoor spaces, and sustainable construction systems and criteria. It treats each building facade separately, with a study of their orientation as well as the surrounding built and natural environment

This project suggests a solution to each of the highlighted competition issues, while providing a good integration with neighboring spaces and encouraging social exchange"

From MAJAL website


2009    November 3-7th    Participation in the international sustainability event "in a planet of our own", Mumbai, India


2009    June 17-19th    SUSTAINABILITY WEEK

"Within the context of the Sustainability week event organized by the Order of Engineers and Architects of Beirut in cooperation with LCEC, ALMEE, LSES, ASHRAE & LGBC, a poster competition contest was held for Architecture and Engineering students final year projects. 14 teams from three universities participated to the event namely AUB, Lebanese University & ESIB

The award ceremony was held at the Order of Engineers and Architects of Beirut on July 3rd
The chairman of the OEAB Mr. Bilal Alayli and senior staff attended the ceremony

Mr. Rabih khairallah, head of the energy committee and of the mechanical consultants branch at the OEAB announced the results

Wassef Dabboucy, architecture student from AUB received the first prize for his project: Pottery factory in Chabrouh
Joan Abou Haidar, architecture student at the Lebanese University received the second prize for her project Hotel Durable (Sustainable Hotel)

The LGBC will always do its best to encourage young graduates to pursue the way of sustainability"

From LGBC website

Competition board (1m x 2m)