Firas is a leading practitioner whose work spans architecture, urbanism, design, art, and neurotechnology. He coined “Electrical Ecologies” and aims at designing the first ‘architecture brain implant’. Currently redefining spatial design given the current technosphere, he is the founder and creative strategist at Spatial Forces, Chief Architect at Gamium, Founder and Creative Strategist at Urbanitarian, author and editorial board member at UrbanNext [ an online platform that disseminates content, with the ethos of expanding architecture to rethink cities and territories ], and Chapter lead at NeurotechBCN, the Barcelona chapter of NeurotechX, an international community that fuels up the development of neurotechnology.
Firas has participated through realized projects in Expo Dubai 2020 [SAIE], Leap Riyadh [SAIE], VividLights Festival in Sydney [ Nacre ], LlumBCN in Barcelona [ Brillen en la Foscor ], Tallinn Architecture Biennale in Tallin [ LiveCycles ], Fab Fest in Chile and Shenzhen [ Brain Space Apparatus, Skin2 ], Global AI summit in Riyadh [ Emergent Topographies] amongst others.
Throughout his professional journey, he has taken part in numerous jury panels, taught at Master programs, and lectured in prestigious thought hubs.
In addition to his professional design work, he has been awarded several times for his artistic work. In 2014, he represented Lebanon in Capetown at the RedBull Doodle Art global competition as a National winner and was selected as a winner of the 2020 AI Artathon, the first international art and artificial intelligence hackathon at its scale.
He holds a bachelor’s in Architecture from the University of Balamand through the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts - Alba, a post-professional master’s degree from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya through the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia - IaaC, and certifications from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT on Smart Mobility and Emerging Design and Technologies beyond Smart Cities.