Roula Salamoun is an architect and designer, founder of EXTRAGROUND a Beirut based studio developing multidisciplinary projects. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture with distinction (American University of Beirut, 2007) and continued her graduate research in New York City (Columbia University, 2011), where she was awarded the William Kinne fellowship.
She has collaborated with Columbia University on a number of regional projects and has worked with Bernard Khoury / DW5 for over six years as a Project Manager and Architecture Manager before establishing her practice in 2017.
Her interest in multi-scalar design, experiential design and sustainable material experimentations is explored through projects ranging from architecture to experimental installations and products. Her work has been published and exhibited in Lebanon, Finland, Italy, Jordan, China and the United States.