Prof. Ibtihal Youssef El-Bastawissi, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture – Design and the built environment BAU received in her office the project manager of “IDEAS Accelerate Growth” Ms. Joelle Zlaket accompanied by Mr. Ali Awada who organized "Serail Creativity Hub Design Competition”, under the patronage of Prime Minister Saad Hariri. BAU team has won the first place in this competition.

During the meeting, Ms. Zlaket noted the high level of BAU students who participated in the competition and who remarkably well deserve this congratulation for their distinguished work.

She also noted the high level of students' oral skills when presenting their projects effectively and ability to express their ideas in front of the jury. She was very much impressed by BAU Debbieh campus and the range of unique facilities offered.

Professor El-Bastawissi thanked Ms. Zlaket for the great efforts she has made with the rest of the Organizing Committee for the success of this competition, which reflects the belief of the Prime Minister, Mr. Saad Hariri, in the role of youth and the importance of their early integration into the country's development plans. This is in line with Beirut Arab University vision and mission from its inception until today.

The dean pointed out that students’ achievements would not have been possible without the continued support of the Presidency of the University to improve the level of education through the development of strategic plans, implementation and monitoring.