• Photography © Nadim Asfar

YTAA

Architecture

Founded in 2008, YTAA - Youssef Tohme Architects and Associates, is an international architectural practice located in Beirut with offices in France and Romania.

Established by Youssef Tohme, Anastasia Elrouss and Roger Akoury, today YTAA is creating some of the most innovative contemporary architecture in Lebanon and the world. Over the years, the practice has pioneered a unique form of architectural exchange between Beirut and the world. It’s an exchange that continues to keep us connected to the development of future projects.

  • Number of published pages about YTAA

    523

    Number of published pages about YTAA
  • Total m² of YTAA projects

    1 005 509 m²

    Total m² of YTAA projects
  • Distance between YTAA and all local projects

    348.7 km

    Distance between YTAA and all local projects
  • Distance between YTAA and all international projects

    19 669.4 km

    Distance between YTAA and all international projects
  • Number of followers

    6 429

    Number of followers

The Way We Work

Through a perpetual examination of what the true basis of a building is, the practice experiments with materials that have many faces. Our experimentation with materials and context delivers buildings that do not remain static, but instead that evolve and transform with time and as they are inhabited.

It is our reflection on, and interpretation of, different contexts and our vision of how these contexts work together that defines YTAA.
Our work is more about the experience of living the project than merely defining the shape of it. We create an experience that empowers the visitor rather than empowers us as architects.

Photography © Nadim Asfar

The Team

  • Working with consultants from within Lebanon as well as globally, it is our Beirut home that shapes us. The city and country are permanently in a state of creation and have long been at the center of shaping other societies as well as our own. We’re part of a society that has developed sensitivity and adaptability, in particular in regard to location and culture.

Co-Founders

Team Members

  • Muhammad Mahdi

    Muhammad Mahdi

  • Caline Mahrouk

    Caline Mahrouk

  • Lea Ghorayeb

    Lea Ghorayeb

  • Georges Nader

    Georges Nader

  • Jimmy Nader

    Jimmy Nader

  • Mohammad Ali Ahmad

    Mohammad Ali Ahmad

  • Jihane Abou Ghazali

    Jihane Abou Ghazali