Sari El Khazen
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York.
Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design May 2003.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Los Angeles.
Bachelor of Arts and architecture, December 2001
ACADEMIE LIBANAISE DES BEAUX ARTS, Beirut, Lebanon
Architecture studies, 1993-1997
LUCILLE SMYSER LOWENFISH MEMORIAL PRIZE
Best final semester design problem
Sari El Khazen Architects
“With an impressive portfolio and years of education under his wing, Sari set off to become the success he is today. Currently located in Lebanon, his firm Sari El-Khazen architects, is flourishing both nationally and globally with many of his past and present works leaving a thumbprint on Beirut’s savoir-vivre.”
By Ceem Haidar, Stylist, 2006
Sari’s paintings full of distressed subjects, almost nightmares, with that fantastic aura typical of the dream. His paintings seem to come in the dark of the sleep… Originating from the depth of the conscience; bringing to the surface some fragments of society, dilemmas, those of which are submerged and forgotten in the abyss of the psyche…
All in all, he doesn’t propose these distressing subjects simply in order to disturb the observer, and neither for an apotropaic purpose; on the contrary… because they are the human anguishes that the dualist society tries to bury under a blanket of hypocrisy and false-goodness…
Moreover, he acts like an auto- psychoanalyst: casting himself inside the mind to find the pearl… Or the complex and handing it to the patient so that it could understand and sublime what it buried for fear…
A self-taught artist…realizing his artworks on canvas, with the use of acrylic, ink, and oil colors, his style is one that is not easily classifiable…
2003 to Present: Sari El Khazen Architects, Beirut Lebanon
2010-2011: American University of Science & Technology
Ø Studio Instructor - 3rd year interior design professor
2006-2008: Lebanese American University, Beirut Lebanon
Ø Studio Instructor - (3 semesters) - 2nd year interior design professor –
(1 semester) - 5th year architecture professor
2004-2005: Université Saint Esprit, USEK, Kaslik, Lebanon
Ø Studio Instructor-2 semesters-3rd year architecture professor