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Rabih Geha Architects

Beirut, Lebanon

Rabih Geha Architects, stylized as RG/A, is a team of architects and designers working together to create spaces that inspire. Led by Rabih Geha, the international award winning practice, based in Beirut, works on a portfolio of projects that include architecture, interiors, product design and experimental installations. Representing a young generation of architects bucking tradition in favor of a new approach, RG/A works alongside its clients to weave together the story of both their identity and the building they inhabit. Based in the creative heart of Lebanon, the design hub of the Mediterranean and the Middle East, the practice was founded in 2006 and Geha’s authenticity remains at the forefront. Each project retains an individual identity based on the stories it has to tell. RG/A’s founding philosophy is that architecture is about storytelling, understanding and conveying the context, values and ethos from each project and client. The geographical, historical and the socio-economic details form a compelling visual collage, which Geha then transforms into a sensorial experience, capturing the mood and ambiance to blend the spirit of the space. Each design, prompted by the environment it lives in, absorbs the surrounding physical, social and aesthetic elements to result in spaces that are never dictated by trend or style, but rather built with meaning, relevance and most importantly passion. The practice is shaped by internal critique, creative dialogue and an exemplar level of architectural and design aesthetics. In 2018, Geha won both the Commercial Interior Design Award of the year for the bars and club category, and the bronze A’ Design Award, for the A’ Interior Space, Retail and Exhibition Design category. He was invited to be a judge in the Architecture category of A&D Trophy Awards in 2017 and the practice was included in the second annual AD50 for exceptional projects defining the contemporary Middle East landscape. The design firm has also been shortlisted for the Andrew Martin Design Review – considered by many as the ‘bible’ of interior design, released in October 2017 and Restaurants and Bars Awards in 2018. Over the past years, RG/A’s work has been featured in Wallpaper, Frame, Dezeen, Architectural Digest, Domus, WeHeart, Elle Decor, CLAD, Tatler homes, Mixmag, Interior Design to name a few. He holds a B.A. in architecture from The American University of Beirut (AUB) and a master’s degree from l’École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle (ENSCI). He launched an experiment-driven and research-oriented workshop at l’Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) in 2006, where he is currently mentoring Lebanon’s next generation of architects. He lives in Beirut with his wife and partner Ghida Geha, and their two young children.
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