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KSS operates as an architecture and research studio with roots in both Paris and Beirut. Focused on both MENA regions and Europe, the studio delves into various aspects of architectural discourse.

Its areas of interest encompass temporality, economic dynamics, digital precision, and the intricate intersection of aesthetics and politics.



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Karim Saleh is a French-Lebanese architect born in Beirut, Lebanon. He received his Masters of Architecture (M.Arch II) from the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) and his Bachelor's degree (B.Arch) from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc).

Following his graduation, he spent three years practicing in Los Angeles at Morphosis Architects under Pritzker Prize Laureate Thom Mayne. In this role, he served as a project designer on large-scale institutional and commercial projects, such as the Yangtze River International Conference Center in China and several large masterplans in the Middle East.

After a decade in the United States, Saleh relocated to Paris, where he currently works at BRUTHER, a French architecture firm located in the 20th arrondissement.

His work has been exhibited at the Harvard Art Festival, A+D Museum and several SCI-Arc annual spring shows.



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2023
HARVARD ARTS FIRST FESTIVAL

2020
LISHUI URBAN DESIGN COMPETITION
Creative Future Shanshui City Proposal Award

2018
BLYTHE & THOM MAYNE THESIS AWARD
Best Undergraduate Thesis Prize

2018
ALPHA RHO CHI BRONZE MEDAL

2018
MAKING NEW WORLDS:
SCI-Arc’s B.Arch Thesis 2018


2019
LOS ANGELES DESIGN FESTIVAL
Urban Pavilion postponed due to Covid

2018
A+D | 3 WAYS EXHIBITION

2018
A+D | IMPERMANENT COLLECTION

2018 - 2014
SCI-ARC SPRING SHOW
Student Work Exhibition