Salam, Assem


Born in
Beirut in 1924, he graduated in 1950 from Cambridge University. Two years later he established his practice and in his work showed interest in local interpretations of modernity. In 1965, he designed the Serail of Saida, a modern building with strong traditional elements. In 1968, he designed the Khachoggi Mosque, which is considered a landmark in contemporary Islamic architecture.

Serail, Saida

Among his other buildings are the dormitories of Broumana High School, 1966.