ARCHIDES Graduate Sarah Abbas wins 2nd Prize at the Chadirji 21st Award

Azm University’s ARCHIDES graduate Ms. Sarah Abbas won the second prize at the prestigious Chaderji 21st award for architecture students in Lebanon, in collaboration with the Order of Engineers and Architects in Beirut.

Sarah presented her project “Beyond the Classroom: How Architectural Neuroscience Affects the Public Schooling Systems in Lebanon” at the Order in front of reputable jury members from Lebanon and the region with other participating students from universities across Lebanon AUB, USEK, ALBA, LU, BAU. Sarah’s graduation project is ARCHIDES first participation in the award.

The project rethinks the role of school and education as an impetus and a catalyst for social change by creating an environment where teaching and learning are lifelong endeavors, and the student is nourished with natural exuberance, energy, and delight in the search for meaning. The project aims at offering a new vision for the public school as it lends itself into a knowledge hub that would benefit equally the individual and the community, a nexus of exploration, experimentation and self-realization and a platform for developing an environmental sensibility and awareness.

The project was advised by both Acting Dean Halah Abi Haydar and Dean Jamal Abed, may he rest in peace.

Dean Abed, your ARCHIDES is indeed shining bright not only in Tripoli and the North but also across all Lebanon.