Original photo by Pamela Hachem
My name is Zarifi Haidar Marin but you can simply call me Zari. I’m an Architect, Urban Designer and a self-taught Illustrator based in Beirut, Lebanon. I obtained my BS in Architectural Engineering in 2005 and, since then, I have been working as an architectural consultant designing, developing and managing a wide range of projects in Lebanon and the region. I recently earned my urban design degree from the American University of Beirut (2016) and I am interested in pursuing a career in academia. I have also taught at the Beirut Arab University, participated in various design workshops and researches in Lebanon and Europe. In addition to my experience in the fields of architecture and design, I am a self-taught Illustrator and I have worked on a couple of award winning children books.
I am passionate about art and design and I spend most of my free time taking photos, creating, drawing and doodling.