Hani Asfour is an MIT and Harvard-trained architect who applies design thinking methods as a creative strategic thought leader with over twenty years of experience. He combines a mix of design expertise with entrepreneurship skills, academic depth and hands-on experience. Hani is a founding partner of Polypod, an award-winning multidisciplinary collaborative design studio in Beirut, Lebanon, that offers integrated design services in strategy, architecture, interior design, branding, web design and development, graphics, and information design for local and international clients. He is was the founding President of the Beirut Creative Cluster until 2017, and currently is Adjunct Faculty at LAU, teaching in the departments of Architecture and Foundation Studies since 2005. He is also an educational consultant for the newly established Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation. You can watch his TEDxBeirut talk on networks and design matters here.

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