Riad recently graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the American University of Beirut. A childhood well-spent near the seashore and a stack of illustrated books on marine life has forged in him a profound admiration for the mysteries of the ocean, and the peculiarities of the world in general. Years after, these early curiosities greatly inform his outlook on architecture. Designing a space is a chance to produce something intriguing in its foreignness, and comforting in its richness. Riad also takes interest in product design, and is fascinated by languages, the human mind, and all things beautifully strange.

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