Dean’s Lecture Series: Bernard Khoury

coa-lecture-khoury-webthumb.jpgBernard Khoury will discuss “Local Heroes” on Wednesday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. in S. R. Crown Hall as part of the Spring 2015 Dean’s Lecture Series.

Khoury is principal and founder of DW5 in Beirut, Lebanon which he started as an independent practice in 1993. DW5 is a design production facility with an open collaboration platform for developers, architects, planners and designers.

He is also 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. He has lectured and exhibited his work in prestigious academic institutions in Europe and the United States, including a solo show of his work given by the International Forum for Contemporary Architecture at the Aedes gallery in Berlin (2003) and numerous group shows including YOUprison at the Fondazione Sandretto in Torino (2008) and SPACE at the opening show 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. His work has been extensively published by the professional press. Over the past 15 years, his office has developed an international reputation and a significant diverse portfolio of projects both locally and abroad.

Khoury studied architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. He received a master’s in architectural studies from Harvard University. In 2001, he was awarded the honorable mention of the Borromini prize by the municipality of Rome, given to architects under 40 years of age. In 2004, he was awarded the Architecture + Award.