Rana Haddad is an Architect/ Urban Designer. She did her bachelor in Architecture at the American University of Beirut and worked for almost two years at Raed Abillama Architects. She then pursued her master in Urban Design at the University of California Berkeley. As part of her education, she participated in many workshops in China, Turkey and Lebanon. She also did internships abroad in Singapore and France.
"I was born and raised in Beirut. This city is in perpetual transformation and hence has different layers and stories. Thinking Urban Design and Architecture is Learning from the past, Imagining a better future.
Urban Design should be an opportunity to repair and restore our cities. My goal is to design unique playful spaces for people. Connect projects to natural and ecological systems for a more sustainable future.
Architecture is not an awe inspiring sculpture. I long for buildings that grow in cities like trees in a forest. They grow freely, in harmony with nature and the urban environment. They are entities, however part of a whole".