Lina Ghotmeh is the founder of Paris-based atelier Lina Ghotmeh Architecture. Echoing her lived experience of Beirut her office’s work is orchestrated as an “Archeology of the Future”: every project emerges in complete symbiosis with nature following a thorough historical and materially sensitive approach. Projects include the Estonian National Museum (Grand Prix Afex 2016), the Antuo Hills Museums in Shenzhen, finalists of the international competition, the Choregraphic Center of the city of Tours, and “Stone Garden”, hand crafted tower and gallery spaces in Beirut (2A Award and Dezeen Architecture of the year 2021 Award). Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture is currently designing and realizing the ateliers Hermès in Normady.
Lina Ghotmeh teaches architecture at Yale School in US and in the University of Toronto. She is co-president of the Scientific Network for architecture in extreme climates. She’s been awarded the 2020 Schelling Architecture Prize, the 2020 Tamayouz “Woman of Outstanding Achievement”, the French Fine Arts Academy Cardin Award 2019, and the Dejean 2016 among other prizes.
Her work is exhibited at MAXXI in Rome and was exhibited at the 17th Architecture Biennale in Venice. Projects have gotten widely published by the likes of Phaidon, RIBA, Domus and Architectural Record.