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Historical Overview

In September 1987, NDU started its ‘Visual Arts’ programs with the Faculty of Humanities. As of September 1994, the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, was founded. In September 1999, the Ramez G. Chagoury, Faculty of Architecture, Arts & Design (FAAD) was founded. FAAD has evolved from two different Departments, Visual Arts and Architecture into a unique, growing and independent Faculty housing four Departments with their respective and varied undergraduate and graduate majors.


In Fall 2001 the Graphic and Interior Design majors were offered in the North Lebanon Campus (NLC) campus. In Fall 2002, the graphic design major started to be offered in the Shouf Campus (SC). In 2010 the Architecture department started accepting students in the NLC and SC.


FAAD now comprises three departments with an enrollment of 661 students enrolled (Spring 2020) in its three branches (Main, NLC, and SLC).

At present, the Faculty awards various degrees in a range of disciplines at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Deans of the Ramez G. Chagoury, Faculty of Architecture, Arts & Design

  • Dr. Nadim Karam, 2000-2003
  • Dr. Shehwan Khoury, (Acting Dean) 2003-2004
  • Dr. Assaad Eid, 2004-2007
  • Mr. Habib Melki, (Acting Dean) 2007-2012
  • Dr. Jean-Pierre El Asmar, (Dean) 2012-2019
  • Dr. Habib Melki, (Interim Dean) 2019-Present
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