Nabil Gholam biography

Nabil Gholam

Architect

1962 –

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Who is Nabil Gholam?

Nabil Gholam is a Lebanese architect and the founder of Nabil Gholam Architects, one of the few international award-winning young architecture firms in the Middle East region.

Gholam studied architecture in Paris and urban planning at Columbia University, then joined Ricardo Bofill’s Taller de Arquitectura and brought to completion a broad range of projects in over 20 countries, including United Airlines' headquarters in Chicago and AXA's global headquarters in Paris. In 1994 he created his own practice in Beirut, opened a European office in Barcelona in 2006, and relocated to Seville in 2010 to direct the firm’s international ventures.

Gholam has been a pioneer in environmentally friendly architecture in the Middle East. The Irani-Oxy Engineering Complex in the campus of American University of Beirut, for which he won an international competition in 2006, was the first project in Lebanon registered for a LEED certification. The same project has been selected for the World Architecture News Awards 2010. Also, ngª's Doha Gardens project in Khobar, Saudi Arabia won the all-categories Best of Show Award of the MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards for the year 2006.

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Born
1962
Beirut
Nationality
  • Lebanon
  • France
Profession
Education
  • Columbia University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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