Joe Bitar
Architect | Managing Partner
Beirut, Lebanon
French,
English,
Arabic
Fields of Expertise
Architecture
Urban Planning
Codes & Standards
French Codes and Standards
European Codes and Standards
Belgium Codes and Standards
American Codes and Standards
Lebanese Code and Standards
Software Knowledge
Autodesk Autocad
Bentley Microstation
Sketchup
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
CAREER SUMMARY
Joe Bitar graduated in 1999 from Saint-Luc Institute in Brussels with a degree in Architecture and Design. He holds a DEA in Paysage & Projet Urbain from the Lille School of Architecture (France) in 2000 and has completed a Master in Management at the Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics (ESTP) - Paris, in 2001.

Starting his career at ASSAR, he has worked on iconic projects as the restoration of the RTT Building in Brussels and the Neudorf Office in Luxembourg.

He joined Oger International’s head office in Paris in 2001 as Design Manager for Large Scale Royal Projects as Yamama Villa ABI, the National Security Council Headquarters, the King Abdallah International Conference and Convention Center in Jeddah, and King Abdallah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, KSA.

in 2009, he created Oger International Beyrouth, a 200 employee’s subsidiary of Oger International in Lebanon that he managed till 2011 in order to prepare and complete the Engineering of the Princess Noura University in Riyadh.

Joe Bitar joined 4B Architects (www.4barchitects.com) as Managing Partner in 2011, initially focusing on international projects. His work covers multiple projects such as the Eko Tower 2 Five Stars Hotel in Lagos, the Conference Center of the Najran University, the Renovation and extension of Red Cross Headquarters in Beirut, the Harissa Public Spaces Project and others Projects.

During his career, he had demonstrated his abilities on multiple large scale projects in various locations from Europe (Belgium, Luxembourg, France) to Middle-East (Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan) And Africa (Algeria, Nigeria).

His management skills allowed him to lead Large and Multidisciplinary Design and Engineering Teams and his experience covers complex and high-end projects.
WORK EXPERIENCE
Architect | Managing Partner
2011 - Present
4B Architects
Beirut, Lebanon
Joe Bitar joined 4B Architects and Consultant (www.4barchitects.com) as Managing Partner in 2011, initially focusing on international projects. His work covers multiple projects such as the Eko Tower 2 Five Stars Hotel in Lagos, the Conference Center of the Najran University, the Renovation and extension of Red Cross Headquarters in Beirut, the Harissa Public Spaces Project and others Projects.
Executive Manager
2009 - 2011
Oger International
Beirut, Lebanon
In 2009, he founded Oger International Beyrouth, a 200 employee’s subsidiary of Oger International in Lebanon that he managed till 2011 in order to prepare and complete the Engineering of the Princess Noura University in Riyadh.
Design Manager
2001 - 2009
Oger International
Paris, France
He joined Oger International’s head office in Paris in 2001 as Design Manager for Large Scale Royal Projects such as Yamama Villa ABI, the National Security Council Headquarters, the King Abdallah International Conference and Convention Center in Jeddah, and King Abdallah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, KSA.
Architect
1999 - 2000
Assar
Brussels, Belgium
Starting his career at ASSAR, he has worked on iconic projects as the restoration of the RTT Building in Brussels and the Neudorf Office Building in Luxembourg.
EDUCATION
Diploma of Architecture
1999
School of Architecture - Saint Luc | Brussels
Brussels, Belgium
DEA Urban Cities and Lanscape
2000
School of Architecture | Lille
Lille, France
Master in Management
2001
Ecole Speciale des Travaux Public - ESTP | Paris
Paris, France
CERTIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
Auditor - ISO 9001
2005
PORTFOLIO | GALLERY
FIELDS OF EXPERTISE
Architecture
Urban Planning
Area of focus
Commercial
Public
Residential
Specializations
Chalets And Beach Houses
Entertainment
Houses And Villas
Recreation
Restaurants
Sports
Tall Buildings
Retail
Religious
Industrial
Healthcare
Cultural
Education
Hospitality
Offices
Residential Complexes
Short To Mid-rise Buildings
Services
Bill Of Quantities
Report Writing
Design Review
Schematic Design
Detailed Design
Specifications
Skills
Sustainable Design
Renovation & Rehabilitation
Software
AutoCAD
Adobe Photoshop
Google Sketchup
Area of focus
Land Use Planning
Strategic Urban Planning
Regional Planning
Heritage & Conservation
Urban Renewal
Masterplanning
Economic Development
Environmental Planning
Urban Design
Infrastructure Planning
Services
Design Review
Detailed Design
Report Writing
Schematic Design
Skills
Sustainable Design
Software
AutoCAD
Google Earth
Sketchup