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Chadi El Tabbah

Associate Professor of Interior Design

School of Architecture, Art & Design

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MFA in Interior Architecture, National Institute of Fine Arts, INBA II Beirut, Lebanon
BFA in Interior Design, National Institute of Fine Arts, INBA II Beirut, Lebanon
Accredited Teacher's Degree, School of Islamic Geometric Design, Halifax, UK

Chadi El Tabbah graduated from the National Institute of Fine Arts_ INBA II in Beirut, Lebanon, with a Master’s Degree in Interior Architecture. He joined AUD’s School of Architecture, Art and Design in spring 2013.


In 2020, he received his teacher’s accreditation degree from the School of the Islamic Geometric Design in Halifax, UK.


Professor El Tabbah’s teaching philosophy starts in the classroom with the notion that education is imperative to maintain a respect for human life, safety and welfare. He believes embracing the psychology, art and science of interior design is the core of a professional education. He believes that each person in his classroom is a unique individual. His desire as an educator is to help students meet their fullest potential and to instill a love for learning as he shares his own passion for learning with them. He considers that students should think like designers - passionate, analytical, empathetic and intuitive. He teaches them to be sensitive to how we experience space and to recognize the emotional connections that we have to our surroundings.


He worked on prestigious private residential projects and was awarded the refurbishment of the Dubai World Trade Club. He explored the major design sectors, from Residential to Commercial and Hospitality, as well as Furniture, product and jewelry design.


Professor El Tabbah is a member of the International Federation of Interior Architects (IFI), Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), and The American Institute of Architects (AIA).


Apart from design and education, Chadi El Tabbah is interested in patterns, textures, Sanskrit and Mantras.