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Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

Leila Musfy

Department of Architecture and Design


Leila Musfy
Professor
musfy@aub.edu.lb
Curriculum Vitae

Primary Office
Office Dar Al Handasah-Shair-Architecture Bldg 201A
Extension: 3666


Research Interests


Latin and Arabic Typography: adaptation, incorporation and trends. Arabic Typography in today’s constantly changing culture and technology. Issues of cultural heritage versus universal language. On going research that feeds into Typography I and II courses and applied in external professional projects. Topic is also subject for lectures and workshops conducted internationally.Signage in cultural context: output of signage, adaptation of Western models that weave into a given culture and its needs. On going research that feeds into an elective course: Grafix in the Environment. Projected venue: proceeds will go into a book.
Design and Painting: interpretation of poems, events and eastern and western symbols and images in the form of miniature oriental paintings. Heritage, culture and universal language [gouache and mixed media].



Education

May 1981 Cranbrook academy of art Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Dec 1978 Kansas city Art institute B.F.A
Jan 1975 - Jan 1976 American University of Beirut Other

Work Experience

Oct 2012 - Present Jury Member 2012 poster for tomorrow: For Gender Equality supported by the Council of Europe
Sep 2009 - Present Creativer Director Oishii restaurant
Oct 2009 - Present Freelancer Alia Solh painting/collage
2001 - Present Freelancer Omar Bey Daouk
2001 - Present Freelancer Ateliers Arabe
2000 - Present Freelancer Implementation Of Conference proceeds on a website
Jun 2000 - Present Freelancer Implementation Of Conference Proceeds in a book [224 pages]
1999 - Present Jury Member IAA/phoenix award
1999 - Present Freelancer Fairouz ‘mish kayen hayk t’koun’
1999 - Present Jury Member Ministry Of Tourism Beirut
1999 - Present Jury member Ministry of Housing Beirut
Jul 1999 - Present Freelancer Organization of arab architects [oaa] ‘Jerusalem Today’ conference packet
Feb 1999 - Present Freelancer Khaled el habr ‘ma’ al wakt btinsa’
1999 - Present Jury Member AGFA competition
1999 - Present Jury Member IAA/arab ad print award
Oct 1999 - Present Jury Member Ibdaa’99 Beirut
Apr 1998 - Present Raymond Ghosn Fund’ brochure/pamphlet American University of Beirut
May 1997 - Present Freelancer Beiteddine Festival Committee
Sep 1997 - Present 2 ceo conference brochures American University of Beirut
Oct 1997 - Present art direction of the urban planning/ urban design graduate programs poster American University of Beirut
Feb 1996 - Present Freelancer Redesign of corporate identity system, newsletter and annual report [32 pieces]
Jun 1994 - Present Freelancer The population council regional office west asia and north africa by dr. huda zurayk,
1994 - Present Freelancer Inhouse Store Corporate
May 1994 - Present Freelancer Beiteddine Festival Committee
1994 - Present Freelancer Galerie Janine Rubeiz ‘Shafik Abboud paintings’ catalog
1993 - Present Freelancer Lebanese Cancer Society
Jan 1993 - Present Freelancer Ziad Rahbani 'bi khusus alkarami wal cha'b al aneed' play
1993 - Present Freelancer Gallery 50 x 70 Mouna Bassili Sehnaoui
Jun 1992 - Present Freelancer Saqi books
Oct 1992 - Present Freelancer Santiago Corporate [women's wear shop]
1992 - Present Freelancer 'M. El Rawas' exhibit
Aug 1992 - Present Freelancer Theatre De Beyrouth
1992 - Present Freelancer 'Ibrahim Marzouk' exhibit
1991 - Present Freelancer 'Lebanese Diaspora' Exhibit
Jan 1990 - Present Freelancer Options [for senior citizens]
Jan 1989 - Present Freelancer ASLA [American Society of Landscape Architects]
1989 - Present Freelancer CBS
1988 - Present Freelancer The Marginal Theater Group
Dec 1987 - Present Freelancer IWSAW [Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World]
1986 - Present Freelancer Jazz Concert
1986 - Present Freelancer Dar Al Handasah Consultants
1986 - Present Freelancer Lebanese Ministry of Information
1985 - Present Freelancer Bank of Beirut & the Arab Countries
Nov 1984 - Present Freelancer German Church
Feb 1982 - Present Freelancer National Bar Association
Mar 1982 - Present Freelancer Ethel Kessler Design Corporate
Mar 1982 - Present Freelancer MEA [Middle East Airlines]
Aug 1982 - Present Freelancer IDSA [Industrial Designers' Society of America]
1982 - Present Freelancer Forum for International Art and Culture Design & Consulting
Oct 1981 - Present Freelancer ICA [International Communication Agency]
Jun 2010 - Mar 2011 Creative Director ‘Riad Al Solh during his time’ [riad al solh fee zamaneh] book
Jul 2009 - Dec 2010 Creativer Director Arche De Noe
Sep 2006 - Sep 2009 Professor and Chairperson American University of Beirut
Jan 2007 - Jan 2008 Art Direction of FEA annual reports art American University of Beirut
Aug 2001 - Aug 2008 Consultant and Creative Director Take Two
Dec 2006 - Jan 2007 Art Direction of FEA annual reports American University of Beirut
Jun 2005 - Dec 2006 Art direction of the ArD annual reports American University of Beirut
Sep 2005 - Jul 2006 Professor and Acting Chairperson American University of Beirut
Dec 2005 - Jan 2006 Art Direction of the annual student American University of Beirut
Mar 1999 - Mar 2006 Organised Workshops American University of Beirut
May 2004 - Aug 2004 Freelancer Beiteddine Festival Committee
Jul 2002 - Aug 2003 Professor and Director of the Graphic Design Program American University of Beirut
Jul 2000 - Jun 2002 Associate Professor and Director of the Graphic Design Program American University of Beirut
Jul 1995 - Jun 2000 Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Graphic Design Program American University of Beirut
Sep 1998 - Oct 1998 Freelancer Charbel Rouhana-Hani Siblini ‘Mada’
Jan 1997 - Oct 1998 Freelancer Quarterly magazine: ‘al muhandess’
Jan 1997 - Jan 1998 Art Direction of the annual student exhibit catalogue American University of Beirut
Jun 1996 - Sep 1998 Freelancer Posters, invitations for lectures and events, internal documents, book formatting
Jun 1995 - May 1998 Freelancer Atassi Gallery ‘Contemporary Art in Syria’
May 1996 - Jun 1996 Freelancer Beiteddine Festival Committee
Mar 1995 - Jun 1995 Freelancer Al Makassed ‘Beirut Giesen’
May 1995 - Jun 1995 Freelancer Beiteddine Festival Committee
Jan 1995 - Mar 1995 Freelancer Beiteddine Festival Committee
Jul 1992 - Jun 1995 Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Graphic Design Program American University of Beirut
Jan 1993 - May 1993 Freelancer Arche De Noe [educational toys store] corporate
Oct 1992 - Feb 1993 Freelancer Abdulal Foundation
Oct 1992 - Feb 1993 Lecturer Beirut University College [presently LAU]
Oct 1991 - Sep 1992 Assistant professor and coordinator of the Advertising Program Beirut University College [presently LAU]
Oct 1991 - Jun 1992 Lecturer American University of Beirut
Oct 1989 - May 1991 Freelancer Ethel Kessler Design
Nov 1988 - Mar 1989 Freelancer GAO [general accounting office] exhibit
Jul 1985 - May 1988 Freelancer Condas international furniture
Mar 1983 - Aug 1988 Assistant professor and coordinator of the Advertising Program Beirut University College [presently LAU]
Jan 1986 - Jul 1987 Freelancer Ziad Rahbani
Jan 1985 - Jan 1986 Freelancer Force [music band]
Oct 1984 - Jan 1985 Lecturer American University of Beirut

Honors and Awards

2008 Adi Design Excellence Award Art Design Institute, Hangzhou, China
1999 Contemporary Art in Syria Award Contemporary Art in Syria
1989 Special Commendation Award for Outstanding Performance GAO [general accounting office], Washington DC. USA