Rabih Geha is the principal at Rabih Geha Architects, a Beirut-based multidisciplinary architecture and design studio founded in 2006. Rich with multiple expertise, the studio is fueled by a team of talented architects and designers collaborating to create spaces that inspire. Led by Rabih Geha, the team works on a portfolio of projects that include architecture, interiors, product design and experimental installations. From residential and retail to commercial and recreational spaces, each design, prompted by the environment it lives in, absorbs the surrounding physical, social and aesthetic elements to result in spaces that are never dictated by trend or style, but rather built with meaning, relevance and most importantly passion.
Defying categorization, Rabih Geha’s vision is regularly intersected with the demands of his clients and the modern world. In each project, Geha aims to capture the mood, ambiance and blend the spirit of the space by merging design, architecture and the client’s need – this is the key thread that runs through his work. Geha follows his intuition, for it takes him where he wants to go: a premised shaped by internal critique, creative dialogue and an exemplar level of architectural and design aesthetics.
Geha’s portfolio includes some of Lebanon’s most diverse – and popular – drinking and dining destinations. Following the success of glamorous speakeasy ‘Off & On’, Geha designed the back-to-basics mega-club ‘Uberhaus’, ‘the Roof’ lounge bar and restaurant atop the Four Seasons Hotel Beirut, as well as the ‘Pre’ rooftop lounge and Club in downtown Beirut. Geha has established a nightlife circuit that begins with rooftop cocktails and ends with bottle service at an after-hours speakeasy, singlehandedly transforming Beirut’s nightlife scene.
Geha holds a B.A. in architecture from The American University of Beirut (AUB) and a master’s degree in design in new technologies from l'École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle (ENSCI). Since 2006, he has been teaching an experiment-driven and research-oriented workshop at l'Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA).