Lina Ghotmeh


Lina Ghotmeh leads her practice, Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture, in Paris.

Echoing her lived experience in Beirut — a palimpsest of unrest — her designs are orchestrated as an ‘archeology of the future,’ where every project is materially sensitive and in symbiosis with nature. 

Her work includes the Stone Garden in Beirut (2021), which won the Dezeen Award for project of the year and exhibited at the 17th Biennale in Venice, MAXXI in Rome and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York; the Estonian National Museum (2017), which was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe award; Ateliers Hermès (2023), the first energy-positive,  low- carbon manufacturing building in France; and the 22nd Serpentine Pavilion, London (2023). She has also been selected to design AlUla Contemporary Art Museum in Saudi Arabia.

Ms. Ghotmeh was Louis I. Kahn visiting professor of architectural design at Yale (2021) and Gehry Chair of the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at Toronto University (2021–2022). She currently holds the Kenzo Tange professorship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. 

She is the recipient of the 2020 Schelling Architecture Prize and the 2023 Great Arab Minds Award, among myriad other honors and nominations.




Lina Ghotmeh