BIO - GHAITH & JAD
Ghaith Abi Ghanem & Jad Melki received their Bachelor of Architecture degree from the
American University of Beirut in 2012, and were granted the Areen Award for Excellence in
Architecture for both their final year projects. They have previously interned at RaŽd Abillama
Architects in Lebanon and at Herzog and de Meuron in Switzerland, which gave them insight into
the professional world of architecture.
Their work gives particular importance to the design process and allows the experimentation to
freely sculpt their designs. They focus on being true to material and responsive to context, and
that is core to any of their projects.
Ghaith & Jad continue their design explorations through their studio at "Mansion" a reclaimed 19th
century residence that houses multidisciplinary designers under one roof.
They were selected by Starch Foundation to redesign the starch 2014-2015 boutique and launch
their own line of products.