Wissam Chaaya is an architect and urban planner. He holds a DES in Architecture and a Master in "Sciences et métiers de la ville" from the “Fine Art Institute” at the “Lebanese University”. Alongside having participated in multiple workshops in urban planning, he has long-term experience in design and execution different types of projects.
Duncan Corrigall is a graduate of the University of Sydney and holds a Master in Architecture with Distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He has broad design and construction experience across museum, residential and large-scale urban design projects. He has been involved in a number of projects across Greater Boston: the bid for Boston to host the 2024 Olympic Games and a 42-acre urban reclamation project spanning Boston, Cambridge and Somerville. Duncan is a registered architect in Australia.
Sharon DeMarco is the Office Administrator of Hashim Sarkis Studios, LLC. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Bentley University. She has been with HSS for ten years, prior to HSS she worked in a prestigious law firm in downtown Boston as an accountant.
Boulos Douaihy is an architect and geographer. He holds a DES in Architecture from the Lebanese University and a Master in "Environment et Amenagement du Territoire" from the Universite St Joseph. Boulos has accumulated an experience in the design and execution of projects of various types and scales as well as an interest in a multidisciplinary approach to architecture, involving domains that vary from geography and sociology to parametric design and art installations.
Sandra Frem is an architect, urbanist, and educator.
She holds a DES in Architecture from the Lebanese University , and a Master of Science in Architecture Studies and Urbanism from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she received the SMArchS thesis award.
She is a registered architect in Lebanon and taught architecture at the Lebanese American University’s School of Architecture and Design between 2009 and 2014.
Rola Idris received her MArch with distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) in 2013 and her BArch with high distinction from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 2008. Prior to joining Hashim Sarkis Studios, Idris practiced at several design firms in Beirut including Bernard Khoury Architects/DW5. Idris also served as a part-time Instructor at AUB from 2008 to 2010 where she assisted design and drawing studios. Idris is a recipient of several awards including the Chadirji National Award for Final Year Projects, Areen Award for Architecture, and the AUB Dean’s Award for Creative Achievement.
Carla Saad received her bachelor of Architecture and minor in theatre from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 2011. Before joining HSS, she worked on various design projects with SOMA and Najjar & Najjar Architects. She was also involved in social architecture projects with the European Voluntary Service (EVS) in Valencia, Spain and with the United Nations relief and works agency for Palestine refugees in the near east (UNRWA) in Beirut.
Hayden Salter is a graduate of Brown University and the Harvard Graduate School of Design with more than 20 years of experience as an architect in the office of Rafael Moneo in Madrid. His work with Moneo includes the design and construction of a broad range of projects in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, including commercial, institutional and residential buildings.
Hashim Sarkis is an architect, an educator, and a scholar.
He received his BArch and BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1987, his MArch with distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) in 1989, and his PhD in architecture from Harvard University in 1995.
Prior to establishing Hashim Sarkis Studios in 1998, Sarkis worked for several design firms, including for Rafael Moneo on the souks project of Beirut.
From 1995 to 2014, Sarkis was on the faculty of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he taught design studios and the history and theory of architecture. Between 2002 and 2014, he was the Aga Khan Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism in Muslim Societies at the GSD and also directed the GSD’s Aga Khan Program. In 2014, he was appointed Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT.
Sarkis is the author of several books and articles including Circa 1958: Lebanon in the Pictures and Plans of Constantinos Doxiadis (Beirut: Dar Annahar, 2003), co-editor with Eric Mumford of Josep Lluis Sert: The Architect of Urban Design(New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008), editor of CASE: Le Corbusier's Venice Hospital(Munich: Prestel, 2001), co-editor with Peter G. Rowe of Projecting Beirut(Munich: Prestel, 1998), and executive editor of the CASE publication series(GSD/Prestel). Sarkis has served on several international juries and has lectured extensively throughout the world.Download CV.