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Mr. Jean Marc Bonfils

Jean Marc Bonfils graduated as an “architect DPLG with Distinction” in Paris (École d’architecture Paris-Villemin) in 1987 and holds a postgraduate degree from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.

He developed his early practice with Christian de Portzamparc (Pritzker Prize 1994), Alain Sarfati, Architecture Studio, ARTE‐Jean Marie Charpentier and Maurice Bonfils Architects. He is the co‐winner of the International Competition for the Central Beirut Landscaping and has founded the program of the Lebanese National Library.

He has been teaching architecture at the American University of Beirut and is currently a graduate-level teacher of architecture at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) as well as a member of the graduation jury.

Jean‐Marc Bonfils is a member of the Order of Engineers and Architects of Beirut, the Order of Architects of Île-de-France, and of the National Committee for the Preservation of Historical Houses. On a personal note, he is also a member of the Patrimonial National Foundation and of the Lebanese National Museum Committee.

International distinctions and prizes
  • 2015 first prize in the “Asia Architecture Award/Residential Category”
  • 2017 first prize in the “Lebanese Architect Awards/Residential Buildings Category”
  • 2018 “Archdaily Best Building” nominee for the East Village building
  • 2018 “Build Construction and Engineering” first prize as the most client-focused architecture and interior design firm in the Middle East
  • 2019 “Build Awards Best in Urban Design”
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