Architect

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Hagop Sulahian

Born in Beirut-Lebanon
Architect / designer specialized in restoration of ancient buildings, murals, refurbishments, custom designs and city embellishment as well as environmental projects of widespread sustainable nature. Extensive experience in project management, design and execution. Designer/Artist / painter / sculptor.

ARCHITECT’S BIOGRAPHY
After graduating from the American University of Beirut as an architect, Hagop Sulahian followed in parallel to his working experience with specialized studies in restoration of murals and affiliated topics to restoration of buildings in Spain and Portugal.
To this was added a specialty in City Embellishments that paved the way to many projects in collaboration with internationally renowned artist Lena Kelekian.
His long standing involvements in design projects ranging from institutions to very high standing residences coupled with the site and project management experience resulted in the establishment of his private practice in 1998 along with the establishment of a contracting company named CEMAT sarl, that handles all specialty construction, restoration and refurbishment projects.
His love of the arts was translated from the building designs to the sculptures, monuments and paintings that became an integral part of his career which led him to exhibit his works in many local and international exhibitions from New York to London, Barcelona, Milan, Malaysia, Korea, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cairo, Cyprus, Beirut, Saida, Aleppo and Damascus.
His city embellishment works ornate several Avenues, public gardens and other locations in Lebanon and abroad. To name a few, the embellishment of the Ain Mreisseh Corniche waterfront, Avenue de Paris, Haigazian University Monument, The monument of Coexistence- municipality square Bourj Hamoud, Public gardens, villages, private clubs and country house entrances etc.
His artworks are permanently displayed in the Museum of Calligraphic Arts in Joellabukdo in South Korea and was selected to represent Lebanon in the 2002 FIFA world cup “Sports for peace” art exhibition in South Korea.
He has conceived and designed special gift items for the Lebanese national Museum inspired from the exhibited historic objects.
He has contributed through interviews and articles to local and foreign language magazines about contemporary architectural issues, suggesting analytical solutions and remedies towards the discussed issues.
Member of:
The Lebanese Order of Engineers and Architects.
Advisor to the president of Femme Art Mediterrane Network International / Lebanon
Founding member of the MEADOWS / Lebanon NGO
(Mediterranean Endeavors Advancing Development Of Widespread Sustainability
The Antoni Gaudi Architects Society
Actively involved in developing monuments and projects contributing to embellishment of Cities.

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