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Ryann Aoukar

Associate Professor of Practice

School of Interior Architecture

Ryann Aoukar is a Canadian product designer and interior architect who collaborated for several years with Rem Koolhaas (Pritzker Prize, top 100 of The World’s Most Influential People according to Time Magazine) at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam. He was also associated with global architecture firm Gensler, (one of the largest design companies in the word) before establishing his own practice in 2007. He has taught design at the University of Tennessee in the United States since 2009.

Contact Information


  • M. in Product Design (DNSEP), Ecole Superior d’Art et de Design, France, 2000
  • B.S. in Interior Architecture, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Beirut, 1996

Honors & Awards

He is a winner of several prestigious awards; from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum, from the International Interior Design Show in Montreal, and from the Interior Design Magazine in New York.

Expertise & Interests

He signed products for Luxo, Norway, for Neinkamper, Canada and for DATESWEISER, United States. He has worked on a wide range of design projects in the United States, Canada, Europe the Middle East and China.