Profile



Joe Ingea has run his own practice in Beirut since 1996, with the aim of producing endurable and attractive architecture that serves its purpose well. An architect who cares passionately about his work, he engages closely with his clients to ensure functional and comfortable living and working spaces. Careful and imaginative detailing is always evident, enhanced by an expertise in industrial design. His architectural and consulting team have the skills and experience to handle every facet of residential and commercial projects of all sizes.  

 



Biography



Born in Beirut, 1962, Joe Ingea studied architecture at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) qualifying in 1985, before moving to Milan’s Scuola Politecnica di Design and graduating with a Masters degree in industrial design in 1987. Over the next seven years in Milan, he worked with ‘Caturegli and Formica architetti associati’, run by two former collaborators of famous Ettore Sottsass, on such projects as the Esprit shrowrooms, Computer Associates headquarters and Olivetti’s offices. Over his Italian period, he also worked with the Japanese designer Makio Hasuike, in one of the foremost industrial design studios in Italy, on MH WAY  luggage, Pozzi-Ginori bathroom fittings and Ariston  kitchen appliances.    

On his return to Lebanon in 1994, Joe Ingea started his own practice, designing residential and commercial properties in Lebanon and restoring commercial properties in the central district of Beirut. His practice expanded over the years to take in projects in Africa, Japan and the Middle East. Joe’s architectural and design awards speak for themselves, as does the acclaim for his projects in Lebanon and around the world.