Breakfast with an Architect Vol. 4 | Sandra Frem & Boulous Douaihy
Join Architects for Change at Aaliya’s Books for the fourth edition of Breakfast with an Architect. Our guests for this edition are Boulos Douaihy and Sandra Frem, co-founders of Platau l platform for architecture and urbanism. __________ Saturday, March 23, at 10 AM — 11:30 AM This event is free of charge | Breakfast a la carte Limited places, RSVP here __________ SPEAKERS’ BIO
Boulos Douaihy is an architect, geographer, and the managing director of platau. He holds a DES in Architecture from the Lebanese University and a Master in “Environment et Amenagement du Territoire” from the Universite St Joseph. Before platau, Douaihy collaborated with Hashim Sarkis Studios and DW5/Bernard Khoury. He is currently active in several NGOs in North Lebanon involved in the urban development and heritage protection of Zgharta- Ehden, and has lectured about his work in several conferences.
Sandra Frem is an architect, urbanist, and the co-founder of platau. She received a Master of Science in Architectural Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009, where she was the recipient of the SMArchS award and a DES in Architecture from the Lebanese University in 2004. Between 2009 and 2018, Sandra collaborated with Hashim Sarkis Studios on key projects. Beyond practice, Frem contributes to the architectural discourse through academic commitments as well as writings and participation in conferences and symposia. She has lectured sequentially at the Lebanese American University (2009 until 2013), American University of Beirut Landscape Program (2016–2017), Architecture Program (2018) and most recently, Urban Design Program (2019).
platau | platform for architecture and urbanism is a practice that focuses on architecture and design, from large-scale planning to installations. platau is fueled by a multidisciplinary approach that is creative in its ambition and structured in its process. Starting as spontaneous collaborations since 2010, the work of platau has focused on architecture as a medium that allows new ways of inhabitation, encouraging the interaction between usage, context, materiality and form to shape the design logics and outcomes of each project. Through various collaborations with municipalities and organizations, platau initiated several projects in strategic planning, research and design; which emphasize a holistic approach to cities, in particular the way they integrate people, economy, ecology, infrastructural and natural systems in their expanded territory. Through participatory workshops and public talks, the office use design research to engage communities and municipalities, and reinvent how public spaces and cities are accessed, perceived and experienced. __________
Breakfast with an Architect is a recurrent event designed to inspire students and young professionals, promote local architects and provide a platform for networking. Each edition we welcome an architect to share his/her story with our community and tell us about their design approach, their projects, and their inspiration.
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