Antoine Chaaya

Architect DPLG based at Paris Office. Born in Lebanon in 1960, Antoine Chaaya studied architecture at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) in Lebanon, and after graduating joined the Paris office in 1987. He worked as lead architect on a variety of projects including the Kanak Cultural Center in New Caledonia and the Potsdamer Platz project in Berlin. Since becoming a Partner in 1997, he has been the Partner in charge of other projects including the “Il Sole 24 Ore” headquarters in Milan, The Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM) and The Resnick Pavilion at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Phase One of The New Columbia University Manhattanville Campus with four academic buildings, a residential project in Miami, the Headquarters of the SGBL Bank in Beirut, as well as the Beirut City Museum. He has been elected as a distinguished alumnus at USEK, and has been nominated as the patron of the class of young architects 2017. He received a new distinction in 2018. He is also an honorary member at the Lebanese Green Buildings Council (LGBC). He has lectured in France, Italy, Denmark, Lebanon and the USA, including talks at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture. Antoine was appointed member of the RPBW board in 2014.