Known as the eldest daughter of Alba, she is now starting her seventy-fifth year: the School of Architecture does not carry the wrinkles of her age. Since its foundation by Alexis Boutros in 1943, under the direction of Michel Ecochard, it never ceases to question itself in order to follow - if not to anticipate - the evolution of times.
Our school aims to train an elite of builders of Lebanon of tomorrow and the countries of the region.
The architect who graduated from Alba is a leader, a creator, a conductor, a wise adviser, a visionary, a problem solver, a professional ethicist and professional values, a patriot, a man of multidisciplinary culture ...
The following pages summarize the subjects taught throughout the course of the bachelor's and master's degrees. Rapid-paced projects, with increasing problems and difficulties, are preparing to confront the future craft pitfalls.
The curriculum is crowned by the diploma project. This last step alone summarizes the entire student course, ranging from the choice of subject, to its memory, its preliminary projects and final development. During this phase, students will be able to create a program, analyze a site and develop a project in all its creative and technical aspects.
The School of Architecture of Alba makes it a duty to weave good collaborations with the best schools of Europe and America. Exchanges of teachers and students consolidate these enriching relationships.
The optional courses offered during the course prove to be very beneficial for the student's culture and its openness to the world.
The School of Architecture of Alba remains very attached to the national heritage of the University of Balamand and its values. To this end, the projects’ subjects take into account the country needs and emphasize the safeguarding of a healthy environment.
Be proud to belong to this pioneering school, both nationally and regionally. The glorious course of its graduates, as well as the numerous trophies won in architectural competitions in Lebanon and abroad, are honest witnesses.
I wish you a very good academic year, and to the newcomers, an affirmation of having chosen the best address for learning one of the most beautiful professions.
Director of the School of Architecture