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NOAF LECTURE SERIES - FAROUKI FAROUKI

  • Center for Architecture and Design 1000 Saint Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA, 70130 United States (map)

Please join the New Orleans Architecture Foundation on Wednesday, November 7th, to hear from local architects, Caroline and Sabri Farouki, about their design process and their growing portfolio of work.

Farouki Farouki is a full-service architecture and interior design practice founded by the husband-and-wife team of Caroline and Sabri Farouki. Between them, they have over 20 years of experience working at New York City’s most renowned studios.  They have taught and lectured at top architecture and design programs in New York, Savannah, and St. Louis. With their practice, they aim to build a meaningful body of work that enhances people’s lives and progresses the fields of architecture and design.

Farouki Farouki thinks of themselves as architecture anthropologists.  They begin each project by researching its history, context, and people in search of a rich background. This culture-based approach results in design that is complimentary and rooted in ideas, not only aesthetics. This often involves a reinterpretation of something historical they discover - adding a new twist to an existing pattern, material or program. They believe spaces are most exciting and engaging when they have an interesting story to tell the occupants.

Farouki Farouki believes that interior designers and base-building architects have very different sets of skills.  With one of each at the helm of Farouki Farouki, they have an uncommon capability to design cohesively at a broad range of scales.

Two of their restaurant projects, Saffron NOLA and Maypop, were nominated for the Eater Awards Design of the Year last year, and Maypop went on to win the award.

The NOAF Monthly Lecture Series is free and open to the public. RSVP is requested.

All images and photography can be attained by contacting Farouki Farouki