Ghaith & Jad
Ghaith & Jad is an architecture and design studio based in Beirut, Lebanon, co-founded by Ghaith Abi Ghanem and Jad Melki. Known for their distinctive process-driven approach, their work is characterized by truth to material and responsiveness to context. Their practice ranges in scales, combining architectural, interior, exhibition, installation, and product design.
Both Ghaith and Jad received their degrees in architecture from the American University of Beirut in 2012, and were each granted the Areen Award for Excellence in Architecture for their graduating projects.
Since their selection as Starch Foundation Architects in 2014, GHAITH&JAD won the iF International Award 2015 for Interior and Retail Design, and designed an experiential installation, Projection Lines, for the opening of the Dubai Design District d3, 2015.
In 2016, GHAITH&JAD were commissioned to design an exhibition for the 150th anniversary of the American University of Beirut. The public pavilion they created housed the exhibition genus: nation, gender, status. At Dubai Design Week they launched Blue, the first piece in their line of innovative lighting, and in Beirut they unveiled a custom interior installation at gilt.
They continue their design explorations through their studio at Mansion, a reclaimed 19th century residence that houses multidisciplinary designers under one roof.