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Bernard Khoury

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Bernard Khoury, founder and principal of Bernard Khoury/DW5 in Beirut, graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and holds a master in Architectural Studies from Harvard University GSD. In 1993 he started his independent practice and over the past 15 years has gained an international reputation and developed a significant diverse portfolio. In 2001 he won the Borromini Prize given to architects under 40 years of age. In 2004, he was awarded the Architecture+ Award. He is the co-founder of the Arab Center for Architecture. He was a visiting professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, L’Ecole Speciale d’Architecture in Paris and the American University of Beirut.

His work has been published in several international journals including Bauwelt, L’architecture d’aujourd’hui, Abitare, Domus among others. He was Visiting Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in 2008 and has lectured and exhibited his work in prestigious academic institutions in Europe and the U.S. including a solo show of his work at the Aedes Gallery in Berlin (2003) and numerous group shows including SPACE at the opening of the MAXXI Museum in Rome (2010). He was the co-curator and architect of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national pavilion at the Venice Biennale’s 14th International Architecture Exhibition in 2014.

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