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Updated: Feb 21, 2019



President of CIAAD: The Council for International Accreditation of Architecture & Design, Dr. Albert S. Fakhoury has been the Chair of the Interior Design Department and Professor at the American University in Dubai- AUD between 2010 and 2017.

As a distinguished educator, he taught Architecture and Design courses at Notre-Dame, AUT, AUST, CLET among prestigious universities.

In October 2015 he was elected Executive Board Member of IFI (The International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers). Under his leadership several programs achieved academic and professional accreditation such as CIDA & NASAD. Dr. Albert S. Fakhoury is the Chair of the International Member Assistance Network at IDEC: Interior Design Educators Council since 2015.

He figures regularly at the Power List of the CID Awards. He chaired and served on many International Jury Panels worldwide in recognition to his wide expertise and high academic credentials.

Dr. Albert S. Fakhoury is an International keynote speaker at International venues, conferences, congresses and universities. Additionally, he chaired many International accreditation panels for the review and accreditation of Architecture and Design Programs.

His outstanding performance in 2016 granted him the highest of the laureates in Design when he received the International Design Award (Best Architect and Designer) for 2016.

As a leading Architect & recognized Designer, Albert S. Fakhoury contributed to many key and landmark projects in USA, Mexico, UAE, Qatar, Lebanon and Europe ranging from Hospitality to Commercial and Residential but also Urban and Landscaping Design.

His high management skills and prime projects in Consultancy & turn-key solutions were recognized by distinguished awards.

Among his prime projects in Consultancy & turn-key solutions (Award Winners) we note:

The Cyber Trio in Doha (Qatar).

The Design Zone (Qatar Educational City) with Qatar Foundation & Fitch

Cristo Migrante, The biggest and tallest statue for Jesus Christ in the world (Guanajuato- Mexico)

The Zayed Charitable &Humanitarian Foundation (Abu-Dhabi, UAE)

The refurbishment of Abu Dhabi Municipality buildings. (UAE).

The E.A.D.S.: European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company H.Q. -Etihad Towers (Abu-Dhabi, UAE)

Upgrading of Rotana & Marriott Hotels (Beirut-Lebanon).

ADIA & Al-Dar Headquarters’ offices (Abu-Dhabi, UAE).

Japanese Airlines Hotel (JAL) on Sheikh Zayed Road (Dubai, UAE).

Royal Amwaj Resort, villas &Condominium (Dubai, UAE)

Kempinski Hotel & Condominiums and Ixir Hotel (Bahrein) with GREENLINE Group.

The OMNIYAT Properties Brand Centre at Jumeirah Beach Road.

The PAD Interior proposal in Business Bay for Omniyat Properties.

The Jasmine Gardens at the WORLD Islands (Thailand Island, UAE)

DNH Clinics at Dubai Healthcare City (Dubai, UAE)

Beside that Dr. Albert S. Fakhoury is a recognized Stage Designer a field that comprise his passion and that he developed further through his Doctoral studies. His national and international set-designs for podiums, pageants, events, plays and exhibitions are reflecting harmony, unique solid concepts and inspiring vision.



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