Meet The Multi-Awarded Lebanese Architect Bernard Khoury

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Born in Beirut in 1968, Bernard Khoury studied architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design in the United States and pursued his Master of Architecture at Harvard University in 1993.

Khoury then founded his independent architectural firm, DW5, an open platform for developers, architects, planners, and designers.

After his ingenious designs and talent bedazzled the world, the Lebanese designer was awarded the Borromini Prize honorable mention by the municipality of Rome in 2001, the Architecture + Award (2004), and the CNBC Award (2008), and he was nominated for the Chernikov prize (2010), and the Mies van der Rohe Award (2021).

In 2008, Bernard Khoury co-founded the Arab Center for Architecture.

In addition to being a multi-awarded architect, Khoury was also a visiting professor in several prestigious universities, including the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and L’Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris.

Khoury’s work was displayed in over 100 exhibitions so far, including the Aedes Gallery in Berlin, the Spazio per Architettura Milano, the Fondazione Sandretto in Torino, the opening show of the MAXXI museum in Roma, and the Frac Architecture Biennale in Orleans.

In 2014, he was the architect of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Over the long years of professionalism in the Architecture field, Bernard Khoury developed international fans and projects in over fifteen countries and was nominated Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 2020 by the French Ministry of Culture.

The Lebanese designer has been leaving his creative architectural marks around the world, having designed buildings in Lebanon (B018, and others), Ukraine, Senegal (rehabilitating Senegal’s Airport), the United States, Russia, UAE, Morocco, Kuwait, France, Armenia, Italy, and more.

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Meet The Multi-Awarded Lebanese Architect Bernard Khoury

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