Engineer Mr. Said Joseph Bitar
Prof. Said Bitar graduated from Saint Luc Institute in Brussels with a degree in Architecture and Urban Design, awarded with the highest distinction. He also holds a degree in Business Administration from Saint Joseph University, Beirut, graduating in 1971. Highly active within his profession, he served as General Secretary of the Committee for Lebanese Construction Standards for over 10 years. He is the appointed Councilor of the Maronite Diocese of Beirut for Heritage and Renovation. In 2005, he was awarded the Officer of the Order of Leopold medal for his services to the Belgian Ministry of Economy as advisor in foreign trade affairs.
An avid academician and lecturer, Prof. Said Bitar has taught architecture, urban planning and construction technologies at Saint Joseph University’s Faculty of Engineering (ESIB) since 1976. In 2016, he received the University of Saint Joseph Centennial Commemorative Medal in recognition to forty years of professorship.
He founded Said Bitar Architecture, Engineering, & Urban Planning (SBIU) in 1967, which since 2009, has been known as 4b Architects. In 1991, he established Bureaux d’Etudes Associés specializing in the design and realization of public sector projects.