Who is Nabil Gholam?
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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