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Organization

ATELIER SAROUFIM is a group of Architects, Engineers and Designers founded in 1979 by Architect and Urban Planner Mounir Saroufim. The main offices are located in Los Angele, USA, and Beirut, Lebanon with a branch in Cairo, Egypt. ATELIER SAROUFIM had regional offices in Doha, State of Qatar from 2009 until 2019. 

It has been developing during the past years to provide a full professional service for all types of building projects. The flexibility and continuity in the execution and control of projects is obtained by including several members who provide specialized professional services on a consulting basis. All members of the group are fully qualified and experienced in their particular field and have been trained in the United States and Europe or in universities in the Middle East. Each member has had personal experience in architectural and engineering design and supervision throughout the Middle East.

ATELIER SAROUFIM’s professional practice is based on the belief that building design is an integral expression of the spirit of man, thus convinced of its social responsibility to meet man’s basic needs.

ATELIER SAROUFIM adheres to the principle of hiring the best knowledge to develop technically perfect building, aesthetically pleasing and economically feasible. However, we reject imitations that tend to destroy the evolution of the area’s cultural concept and therefore emphasize the new rehearsed expression that is derived from the continuity of a well-coordinated physical environment. This is achieved through constant team approach that forces the solution to be evolved by the utilization of combined knowledge. Furthermore, the final physical expression of a building is achieved by the continuity of the creative process of design all through the final management stages of the construction.

The founders and senior staff of ATELIER SAROUFIM have been in the construction and engineering business for 45 years. ATELIER SAROUFIM has designed more than 245 projects ranging from residential, commercial, hospitality to office buildings.

Mounir Saroufim
MOUNIR ALBERT SAROUFIM

Master in Architecture
Master in Urban Planning
Managing Partner

Born in 1952, Mounir Saroufim graduated from Ain Shams University Cairo, Egypt in 1975 with a Bachelor of Architecture, Polytechnics and Urbanism Studies.

His architectural practice was founded in 1979 known as IDEPCONSULT, Mounir Saroufim and Partners.

Mounir Saroufim is member of the following:

  • Lebanese Order of Engineers and Architect in Beirut,Lebanon
  • American Institute of Architects in the USA
  • Grade A architect at the Urban Planning and Development Authority in the State of Qatar
  • International Institute of Hospital Consultants in the Netherlands

 

Professor for the final year students at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts, Beirut, Lebanon since 1984.

Chadi Saroufim
CHADI MOUNIR SAROUFIM

Master in Architecture
Master in Urban Design
Partner

Born in 1979, Chadi Saroufim graduated from the Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts, Beirut, Lebanon in 2002 with a Master in Architecture.

In 2006, he obtained his second Master in Urban Design from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Since 1995, he has been an active member and partner of IDEPCONSULT, Mounir Saroufim and Partners. From 2007 to 2019, Chadi has managed the State of Qatar office. Since 2022, he is in charge of the Los Angeles office.

Chadi Saroufim is member of the following:

  • Lebanese Order of Engineers and Architect in Beirut
  • Cercle des Dirigeants, ESA Business School
  • American Institute of Architects in the USA
  • Licenced Contractor at the California Contractors State License Board
  • Grade A architect at the Urban Planning and Development Authority in the State of Qatar
  • GSAS Certified Green Professional in the State of Qatar

     

Professor of the Urban Design Studio at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts, Beirut, Lebanon from 2010 to 2022

Cherine Saroufim
CHÉRINE MOUNIR SAROUFIM

Master in Interior Architecture
MFA in Lighting Design
Partner

Born in 1981, Chérine Saroufim graduated from the Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts, Beirut, Lebanon in 2004 with a Master in Interior Architecture.

In 2007, she obtained her second Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design from Parsons The New School of Design, New York. Her Thesis Moucharabieh² a product derived from the reinterpretation of the Moucharabieh as a technique rather than an esthetic received the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) Thesis Price. Since 1998, she has been an active member and partner of IDEPCONSULT, Mounir Saroufim and Partners.

Chérine Saroufim is member of the following:

  • IESNA, Illuminating engineering society of North America
  • IALD, International Association of Lighting Designers
  • Women in Lighting Ambassador for Lebanon
  • President Select Board Member at the International Association of Lighting Designers


Professor of Lighting Design at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts, Beirut, Lebanon since 2007.