ORGANIZATION

IDEPCONSULT - Mounir Saroufim and Partners is a group of Architects, Engineers and Designers founded in 1979 by Architect and Urban Planner Mounir Saroufim. The main offices are located in Beirut, Lebanon, with branches in Doha, State of Qatar and Cairo, Egypt. IDEPCONSULT has also a representation office in Geneva, Switzerland.

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.

IDEPCONSULT’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.

IDEPCONSULT 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 IDEPCONSULT have been in the construction and engineering business for 40 years. IDEPCONSULT has designed more than 200 projects ranging from residential, commercial, hospitality to office buildings.

ORGANIZATION

IDEPCONSULT - Mounir Saroufim and Partners is a group of Architects, Engineers and Designers founded in 1979 by Architect and Urban Planner Mounir Saroufim. The main offices are located in Beirut, Lebanon, with branches in Doha, State of Qatar and Cairo, Egypt. IDEPCONSULT has also a representation office in Geneva, Switzerland.

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.

IDEPCONSULT’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.

IDEPCONSULT 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 IDEPCONSULT have been in the construction and engineering business for 40 years. IDEPCONSULT has designed more than 200 projects ranging from residential, commercial, hospitality to office buildings.

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 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. As of 2008, Chadi has been managing the State of Qatar office.

Chadi Saroufim is member of the following:
- Lebanese Order of Engineers and Architect in Beirut
- American Institute of Architects in the USA
- 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 since 2010.

CHÉRINE MOUNIR SAROUFIM SACY

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 a member of the following:
- IESNA, Illuminating engineering society of North America
- IALD, International Association of Lighting Designers

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