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.
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.
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.
Hashim Sarkis is the founding Principal of Hashim Sarkis Studios, LLC. He 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.