Mr. Jean-Louis Mainguy
Mr. Dimitri Bekhazi
Mr. Adolphe Youssevitch
Mr. Nadim Chebli
Mrs. Marcelle Massoud
Mrs. Alicia Bassil Diab
Mrs. Gisèle Abou Chahine
Mrs. Pauline Fiani (Balamand Campus)
Mr. Youssef Aoun
1. Develop the creativity of the students. Give them the means to express their intents in a synthetic way. Students will then understand the notion of architectural concept and be able to use this intent as a learning vector.
2. Enhance their aesthetic and technical knowledge in descriptive geometry (history of the arts, techniques and civilizations) construction practice (knowledge of colors and materials, their use and their implementation) lighting (electricity and HVAC) site management and landscaping etc.
3. Give them the know-how in expression techniques (verbal, graphic, computer designed) or through models to be able to present a project in the best ways.
4. Develop the student’s inter-personal skills in terms of professional ethics, respect of programs, compliance with laws and standards, respect of environmental, social and cultural constraints…
5. Stimulate students’ curiosity, the will to go into research, or lifelong learning and expand their visions. This will be done through different activities in the workshops, exchanges between universities or study trips, cultural events, or prestigious projects throughout the program.
6. Favor multidisciplinary interaction and intersection to help students establish links between the different courses and give meaning to the teaching.
7. Encourage the use of the sum total of their learning in multidisciplinary projects favoring moments of analysis, experimentation and synthesis.
At the end of this program, the student will master the necessary competences to conceive, communicate and implement simple projects. These include :
1. Read, understand and rewrite the project information to establish a program
2. Analyze, research, compare, confront and synthesize a project with regards to ethics, security, environmental, cultural and social concerns in order to deduce the constraints and to address the richness to be preserved and highlighted.
3. Imagine, create and design a concept and find the “most suitable form”.
4. Follow the process of sketching out, drafting a preliminary project, testing it, comparing it to the project’s requirements, and then refining the draft.
5. Develop a graphic vocabulary that will allow the student to convey a message, an idea, a design, or a preliminary project.
6. Compose, recompose, remodel, evolve the concept, refine it to be able to express the program in the given surface, step by step, and then move ahead to the final project
7. Master the different media and techniques that will allow him/her to express, communicate and enhance a project in the form of pictograms, flowcharts, sketches, drawings, technical drawings, plans, perspectives, virtual images, models, etc.
8. Be knowledgeable in the following software: Autocad 2D/3D, Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D Studio Max.
9. Be knowledgeable in the theory governing basic detail techniques such as architectural details, furniture and product details, technical issues in sanitary, HVAC, electricity and light design.
10. Know a wide range of materials and the way to use them
11. Know how to make a presentation and “sell” a project
Conditions for the validation of credits
N.B. : Please refer to the section “Academic Rules and Regulations”.
Evaluation of the work
The evaluation of the student’s work takes place at the end of each semester.
Conditions for the Bachelor's Final Project
During the third year, the student will be dealing with three projects addressing themes related to housing, catering, commercial spaces, headquarters, hospitality, etc.
These projects will be considered as rated projects, one of which will be chosen by the student and developed as a bachelor project.
Any student who has successfully completed interior design projects (ATAI3301) with an average of 10/20 is allowed to start its end-of-cycle project (LPAI3301 Interior Architecture Bachelor Project)
The student will make his choice in agreement with the teacher who will accompany him in his project. He will develop the chosen project both on the architectural part (concept) and on the accuracy and positioning of it, as well as on the different technical parts (details of execution, air conditioning / sanitary, lighting concept and lighting).
A detailed file will be given to the candidate, explaining the elements and the dates of the renderings specific to the bachelor program.
Pre-jury of the final project
A pre-jury is scheduled 10 days before the final draft of the license. This pre-jury will deal with the presentation, the content and the quality of the elements contained in all the boards presented, from the interior design, through the structures, the lighting, the plans of details, sanitary and air-conditioning.
It will decide on the approval or the possible refusal of the project, in case the works presented prove to be below the required level.
The project will have to be completed in accordance with teachers' remarks, within the prescribed time. The student will present his project again on a date set by the administration.
The final project of the bachelor cycle is evaluated by a school jury, chaired by the Ministry of Education and Higher Educations' delegate .
A mark of at least 10/20 is required to complete the bachelor final project.
In case of failure, the student presents a new project at the next session.
General conditions for obtaining the bachelor
See "Conditions for obtaining diplomas" in the general academic regulations.