O U R S T O R Y
Lebanese sisters and architects, Gaëlle & Leonie have always been taken by eccentric details, minimalism and the love of discovery. Being brought up by an artist mother and an engineer father, art and rationale complemented their thinking while growing up. Their duality and versatile talents create the right balance to develop a unique and well executed concept.
Gaëlle graduated with honors from the Lebanese American University, an accredited university by NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board) and NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design).
She earned a bachelor degree in Architecture and the TORCH Leadership award for the school of Architecture and Design in 2015.
She pursued her studies and several certifications;
– a certification in Healthcare Design by DELFT University of Technology in Mekelweg, Netherlands,
– a certification in Entrepreneurship from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge,
– a certification in Contemporary Japanese Architecture,
– a certification in Sustainability Science and Future Design from University of Tokyo in Japan.
As of 2018, she has strived to share her expertise in REVIT by providing her own classes for students and professionals.
Leonie graduated with honors from the Holy Spirit Kaslik, an accredited university by NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board) earning a Bachelor degree in Interior Architecture.
She was nominated by EGGER group for her outstanding Product Design Innovation, and was invited to their headquarters in Austria to supervise the execution of the product.
She earned her Master’s degree with high distinction at ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering in Barcelona, Spain, Europe’s top 15 universities in Design.
She later pursued her postgraduate degree in Management and Communication of an Applied Design Project: mention in research program: developing her thesis in ISEC Lisboa, Instituto Superior de Educação e Ciências.
The sisters have been working together since 2015, collaborating with eminent Lebanese and Spanish architects before officially establishing their Beirut studio in 2018 and their Barcelona studio in 2019.
“I remember Gaelle as someone who knows what she wants and knows how to get it. She’s a fierce go-getter. She is definitely someone you’d want on your team, especially when passionate or motivated by her objectives and goals.”
“We hired FHD for the design and execution of CHBK Network new offices in Badaro, Beirut. Gaelle personally handled the project. She was extremely professional and punctual as well as having excellent attention to details. We managed to finish the project on time and within budget due to her network of suppliers and craftsman. The outcome was extremely creative and unique and matched our company’s brand image and work culture. Looking forward to work together on other projects in the future! “
“Gaelle worked breifly with me, she showed great passion and understanding for the design feild. She is effecient and effective, willing to take on board any task given to her and complete it beyond expectation.
Gaelle is a valued asset to any firm with a friendly, outgoing attitude that she easily maintains while remaining solution focused.”
Elie G Haddad
“Gaelle Fahd graduated from the Lebanese American University, earning a Bachelor of Architecture.
Her final project included the development of a master plan for the city. The process of analysis was distinguished by her interest in several disciplines, combining architecture, philosophy, and art.
Gaelle is very disciplined and creative, and she always attempts to go beyond the ‘standard’ expectations.
She co-founded an architectural platform, the Lebanese Architecture Club, to provide architectural students across Lebanon with the guidance and tools needed in order to succeed in their learning journey.
She was also the Torch award winners for the School of Architecture and Design, given to students who exhibit outstanding leadership in collaboration with others.
I recommend her without any reservations for any continuing academic or professional development. “